Ronald McDonald House Charities

Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. As well as all the fear and uncertainty, there are the practicalities of managing the family when a child is away in hospital, often for extended periods of time. At Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), we have been making life easier for seriously ill children and their families in Australia since 1981.

RMHC has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible:

Ronald McDonald House®

Our Houses give the families of seriously ill children somewhere to stay close to the hospital where they are receiving treatment.

Ronald McDonald Family Room®

Our Family Rooms give families visiting a sick child a comfortable place to relax and refresh during their visit.

Ronald McDonald® Learning Program

With a Learning Program based in each state, we help children improve their skills and catch up with what they’ve missed, making a return to school less stressful.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®

In partnership with Royal Far West, our Care Mobile will regularly visit rural areas of NSW, giving local children access to healthcare services they may otherwise miss out on.

Ronald McDonald® Family Retreat

Our Family Retreats give families with a seriously ill child, or those suffering from the death of a child, the necessary opportunity to take a break, spend some much needed time together,

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