The Foster Carers Association of Tasmania was formed in 1986 to represent and to be a voice for Foster Carers. In 2015 the name was changed to include kinship carers and is now commonly known as the Foster and Kinship Carers Association. It is now recognised as the professional voice of foster care in Tasmania.

The association aims to provide supportive services to all Foster and Kinship Carers, to keep members informed of new ideas and changes policy and laws relating to children in care, to give members an opportunity to present to ideas.  to state and national policy makers, to safeguard and promote the best interests of those in our care, to keep members up to date on foster care allowances and benefits, to work with the Department of Child & Family Services to ensure the best outcomes for those in our care.