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.

Mother with two children - RMHC ACT Supporting Families with Sick Kids

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

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Our Impact in 2021


families stayed at Ronald McDonald House Canberra


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


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


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


Beds Filled by families with a sick or injured child


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


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