Ronald McDonald House Charities ACT & South East NSW

Supporting families with seriously ill children from across our region

Get involved with RMHC ACT
& South East NSW

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, 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.

Without your support, we would be unable to keep our doors open to families in need 365 days a year. Thanks to the public, we’ve been able to continually expand our operations to help more families.

Scroll below to find out how you can help us continue to support families when they need it most. 

Leo's Story

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.

Rachel’s water’s broke early and was on a flight from their home town in Griffith to travel 424km to Canberra where Leo was born and within hours he had his first of 5 operations.

After 153 nights at Ronald McDonald House the family finally were able to return home.

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Fundraise for Us

Fundraising is all about bringing together families, friends. colleagues, schools and community groups to help transform the lives of families in need. It's an easy, meaningful and fun way you can ensure that vital programs at Ronald McDonald House Charities ACT and South East NSW can continue to support families in need. Register today to make an impact! Host your own fundraiser - At school, at home or in your workplace. It can be as simple or creative as you like.

Challenge yourself - Get sponsored to go without your favourite things for a month.

Join an event - Keep fit and support families in need.

Give up your gifts - Ask friends to donate in lieu of gifts for your birthday, anniversary or wedding.

For more information about fundraising for us, please contact our Fundraising or Marketing Manager or click on this image to get started now!

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Volunteer for Us

Contribute and be provide invaluable help

Our volunteers are the heartbeat of RMHC Canberra, serving the needs of our seriously ill children and their families at our House situated at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children House, Garran or our Family Room on the paediatric Ward.

Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and contribute their special talents and energy in many different ways during their time spent with us, performing essential functions that keep our spaces clean, ensuring our families are comfortable and delivering smiles when they are needed the most.

We have a number of volunteer positions in areas such as:

  • House Heroes
  • Night Owls
  • Family Room
  • Event Support
  • Cooking/ Baking
  • Fundraising Support

No matter the role, our volunteers make a valuable contribution. When you volunteer at RMHC Canberra, you become part of a global community which is recognised and admired throughout the world. You must be 18 or older to volunteer. 

Apply to volunteer! 

Workplace Giving

You can help hundreds of families with a sick or injured child stay together, while you work by joining the Ronald McDonald House Workplace Giving Program.

What is Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving donations are given through payroll in a pre-tax manner. You receive an instant tax refund with no need to keep receipts or wait until making your annual tax return claim.

You can reach out to your work colleagues and come together as a team to help keep seriously ill children and their families together.  And, if your company match your donations, there’s double the benefit for these families.

Why Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving donations help the families of seriously ill children who we assist at Ronald McDonald House.

Workplace Giving is a cost and time effective way for companies and individual employees to support Ronald McDonald House through a trustworthy and easy to implement program. You can make donations in an efficient and tax-effective manner.

How do I sign up?

To find out more or to arrange a presentation at your office, please call our Fundraising and Marketing Manager on (02) 6281 5894 

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Become a Corporate Partner

Our charity can bring comfort and care to thousands of families Australia-wide, largely thanks to the generosity of like-minded businesses and individuals who provide significant financial, in-kind and volunteering support year-on-year.

We strive to create mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations who are committed to our mission of supporting the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families.

To find out about becoming a Corporate Partner, contact our Fundraising and Marketing Manager.

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Sponsor a Room

You can help make sure families with a sick or injured child have a safe and supportive place to stay by becoming a room sponsor.

Or you could help a family relax and reconnect with a much-needed holiday at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Rosedale by sponsoring a unit.

By sponsoring a room or unit you can ensure the costs associated with running the room or unit are covered for the entire year.

Each sponsor has their names on a plaque on the door of their sponsored room.

Sponsoring a room or unit is a great opportunity become part of the Ronald McDonald House ACT & South East NSW family by helping provide accommodation for families caring for a seriously ill or injured child.

If you are interested in finding our more information on sponsoring a room or unit, please contact or Fundraising and Marketing Manager on (02) 6281 5894.

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Meals from the Heart

Ronald McDonald House needs your help to ensure an efficient and quality dinner time service for families staying in the House. Parents often return to the House after a long day at the hospital with their child and cooking a meal may be the last thing on their minds. This is an area where the House can take the stress away from a parent and make their lives easier.

The Program - Meals From The Heart

The Meals from the Heart Dinner Program invites teams of co-workers or community groups to prepare dinner for the families staying at the House. Ronald McDonald House Canberra provides the kitchen, and you provide the menu, food and enthusiastic chefs! You’ll be rewarded with a fun and meaningful experience, while you help make our families lives that little bit easier.

Dress up, decorate the dining room or theme your experience how you wish - you are only limited by your imagination! 

Register your interest now! 

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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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