Welcome to

RMHC South Australia

Giving seriously ill and injured children the best gift of all – their families.

1 House
267 Families stay a year
20 Bedrooms

RMHC South Australia history

Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia.  We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill and injured children. 

About Our Chapter 

Ronald McDonald House Charities first arrived in South Australia in 1991, following a major refurbishment of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. In 2000, Adelaide's very first Ronald McDonald House was established to assist families needing to be close by to the hospital whilst their child undergoes treatment.

Ronald McDonald House Charities SA is located on Melbourne Street, just a short walk to the Women's and Children's Hospital and can house up to 20 families at any time. The main House consists of 10 warm and comfortable rooms complete with ensuites, and a main dining room, kitchen facilities, lounge room and learning centre. Across the road from the main House are the apartments which can also host 10 families in self contained accommodation, along with a playground and a tranquil peace garden.

Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities SA hosts over 267 families and provides a safe and comforting place to stay during a difficult time.  

Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to keep families together when life gets turned upside down due to a child’s injury or illness.

Our Ronald McDonald House is run by a tirelessly hard working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of our donors, sponsors and corporate partners.

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Keeping our families safe from COVID-19

Given the current COVID-19 situation, we are continuing to provide a safe and supportive environment for families of seriously ill children at our Ronald McDonald Houses and through our Learning Program.

For the latest information please visit rmhc.org.au/covid-19


  • Rebecca Wessels, Chair
  • Rick McCleave, Deputy Chair
  • Steven Wild, Treasurer
  • Jami Hodge, Secretry
  • Claire Connolly-Hay
  • Lindsey Gough
  • Phil Robinson
  • Tony Baj
  • Chris Baker

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Reconciliation Action Plan - Reflect 2020-2021

Our programs

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill or injured children.


Our House provides a homely and inviting place to stay for parents, guardians, carers and their siblings whilst their child is undergoing treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program assists school-aged children with serious illnesses and injuries to catch up on missed education following treatment and recovery. Providing a suite of educational support services, including therapy sessions and one-on-one tutorials with experienced teachers, our Ronald McDonald Learning Program is tailored to students’ individual needs. We aim to build each child’s confidence and self-esteem in preparation for their return to the classroom. All services are free to families thanks to funding from our generous RMHC supporters.

Hospitality Cart

RMHC South Australia launched the Ronald McDonald Hospitality Cart at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide in 2024 supporting families to make hospital life a little more bearable. The Hospitality Cart offers boredom-busters, craft activities, books, practical care items like toiletries, and snacks and beverages to seriously ill children and their families, as well as social and psychological support. Our incredible volunteers are to thank for offering their time to stock the cart, deliver the goods, and consistently check-in with sick children and their families, to ensure they have everything they need.

How you can help

Make a donation

Support the charity or your local house

Become a volunteer

See the openings in your area

Other ways to help

Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia relies on the work of our volunteers and the financial support of individual and corporate donations.

Without their generous contributions, 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 and communities in Adelaide.

There are many ways you can contribute to Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia.

Discuss how you, your organisation, school or business can help and become involved.

Call us:(08) 8267 6922

Email us:fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au


Fundraise For Us

Whether it’s holding a raffle, a fundraiser in your club or workplace or even riding, running or walking for a good cause, by raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia, you will be making a tremendous difference to the lives of families who have a sick or injured child.

Getting started is easy. Simply download our Fundraising Toolkit for more information about how you can fundraise in your own way. Then complete an Agreement to Fundraise and send it to fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

Alternatively, you can simply sign up via our Fundraising Platform, here: https://safundraising.rmhc.org.au/chapter-landing/sa

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our fundraising team if you have any questions at 08 8267 6922 or fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

Room Rescue

The original House has accommodated over 5,000 families which equates to more than 130,000 bed nights. Understandably, the bedrooms are in need of renovation. 

The ‘Room Rescue’ Program provides organisations or community groups with the opportunity to partner with us to refurbish and maintain these bedrooms. It is the House’s aim to improve the level of comfort that we provide to the families.

To learn more email us at fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au. 

Volunteer Programs

RMHC is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on community support to continue to achieve our mission of supporting the families of seriously ill or injured children. We have three volunteer programs for community or corporate groups to engage with our charity, as follows:

Meals from the Heart gives families the chance to meet some bright, happy people who talk about ordinary, everyday things like, the football, weather and current affairs. It also provides families with a nourishing, home-cooked meals at the end of a long emotional day in hospital.

Help Yourself Meals allows groups to prepare meals to be packed away and frozen, so the families have a quick, easy, healthy meal at the end of their day.

Working Bee is an opportunity for groups to spend a ‘teambuilding’ day together, while helping Ronald McDonald House to support families by maintaining a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy.

To provide and maintain our volunteering programs, we ask for a financial donation, ‘gift in kind’ donation or a broader partnership (sponsorship). We will endeavour to feature your team and their support on our social media channels.

Please download the relevant documents below, or call us on 08 8267 6922.

Leave a Gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your will, or a bequest, is a wonderful legacy for future generations. Anyone can leave a charitable bequest. It is a powerful way to make a positive impact on the future, without affecting your finances in the present. 

Whenever the time is right for you, please consider remembering Ronald McDonald House Charities in your Will. Your gift will provide love, care and support for seriously ill children and their families whenever they need it.

Information for Solicitors & Executors

If you or your client intend to leave a Bequest to RMHC South Australia, the correct legal name to use is Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia, registered business name of Allan Campbell AND WCH House Inc.

Our ABN is 30 061 528 747 and our registered office address is 271 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 5006

The charity is registered with the Australia Commission for Not-for-profits and Charities (ACNC). We also have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. When taking instructions from your client about their charitable intentions, please consider the tax implications for the estate and the tax benefits of transferring assets from an estate to a charity with DGR status.  

For further information contact us on (08) 8267 6922 or email us at fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.


Become a Corporate Partner

Our charity is able to 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 and injured children and their families.

To find out about becoming a Corporate Partner, email us at fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

2022 Room Rescue Partners

  • Farmer's Leap
  • ToyBox Australia
  • Legal Funding Australia
  • PURA Milk
  • Farmer's Union Iced Coffee
  • Broken Hill Community
  • Peter Koulizos

2022 RMHC SA Ride for Sick Kids Supporters

  • McDonald’s South Australia
  • Coca-Cola Amatil
  • The Advertiser Foundation
  • PURA Milk
  • Farmer's Union Iced Coffee
  • Hertz
  • Aryzta
  • Roof Rack City

Upcoming Events

Get involved in our upcoming events to help seriously ill and injured children and their families.