While Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity, McDonald’s and its local franchisees provide major support to the charity’s operations so that your donation helps even more families of seriously ill children in Australia.

But the support provided by McDonald's Australia extends far beyond financial assistance. Every member of the organisation, from the CEO, to owner/operators and junior restaurant staff, is educated in the vital work RMHC carries out and is encouraged to help out in any way they can.

Their assistance can be anything, large or small. Take, for instance, the efforts of Jim and Rachel (owner/operator McDonald's Batemans Bay) who provided the inspiration, drive and resources to create Fiona Lodge, a Ronald McDonald Family Retreat. On a smaller scale there are also thousands of volunteers across Australia that regularly donate their time and efforts to the charity.

McDonald's Australia is absolutely committed to furthering RMHC's goals, and its work in helping Australia's seriously ill children and their families.