Supporting families with seriously ill children from across our region

About our Charity

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) ACT & South East NSW is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital Programs for families with seriously ill or injured children. 

Our Ronald McDonald House Canberra, Canberra Family Room, and our Bateman's Bay Family Retreat provide a home-away-from-home to get support, relax and recharge, or spend meaningful bonding time together, for families that are going through the difficult journey of childhood illness, premature births, or serious childhood injuries. 

With your support, we can continue to help families when they need it the most. Make a difference by getting involved today.

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When a child is in hospital, it can have a devastating impact on families. As well as the uncertainty and fear, there’s added stress for families who don’t live close to the medical care their child needs. We believe all families deserve to stay close to their child during such difficult times, and we need your support to help make it happen: 
Christmas Baby RMHC ACT Appeal

Christmas Appeal

Give back this holiday season. Gift respite to families with children in hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Canberra - Family - Adopt a Night

Adopt a Night

Choose a date and cover the costs for a family's stay at the House for that night.

Regular Giving - Donation - Ronald McDonald House Canberra

Be a Secret Superhero

Give a regular gift and help us support families that need it the most.

Meals from the Heart - RMHC Canberra and SE NSW - Corporate Volunteering

Meals from the Heart

Prepare (or sponsor) an evening meal for families staying at our House in Canberra. 

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Fundraise for Us

Bring your family, friends, colleagues or community together to raise funds.

Ronald McDonald House Charities ACT & SE NSW Volunteers

Become a Volunteer

Join our RMHC ACT & SE NSW team in Canberra to make a valuable contribution.

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RMHC ACT Lexus of Canberra Gala Ball 2023

RMHC ACT Lexus of Canberra Gala Ball 2023

25 Mar 2023

A 153 Night Long Stay at Ronald McDonald House Canberra

Leo came into the world at just 35 weeks, his mum Rachel flown to Canberra from their hometown in Griffith 424kms away, after Rachel's water broke early. 

Leo’s mum and dad, Rachel and Roger, were told at their 12 week prenatal scan that their baby had gastroschisis, which meant that Leo’s bowels were forming on the outside of his stomach.

Within hours of being born, Leo had his first of 5 major operations. For almost 6 months, he stayed hospitalised. During this time, his mum and dad were able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House located within the Hospital, close to their son. 

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Our Impact in 2021

159

families stayed at Ronald McDonald House Canberra

2,606

visitors were supported in our Ronald McDonald Family Room at The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

33

Families took time out to relax & reconnect at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat ACT & South East NSW

20%

of nights at Ronald McDonald House were used by families staying more than 90 Days

2,059

Beds Filled by families with a sick or injured child

879

wrapped in love care packs provided to families. 

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Ronald McDonald House Charities ACT & South East NSW

PO Box 635, Mawson, ACT 2607, Australia

Phone: (02) 6281 5894

Email: events.canberra@rmhc.org.au

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