Welcome to

RMHC Sydney

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

1 House
3 Family Rooms
365 Nights a year

RMHC Sydney history

Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney.

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

About Our Chapter

For over 28 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney has supported thousands of seriously ill children and their parents, carers and guardians. Opened in 1991, our Randwick House provides more than just the basic necessities. We specialise in assisting families who need to travel 100+ km from home to receive specialist medical care for their sick children, offering a warm and welcoming place to stay in a supportive and understanding environment.  

Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to build a community that nurtures and empowers seriously ill children and their families. 

Our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are run by a hard working team of staff (including our furry-friend, Wilbur the Therapy Dog!) and dedicated group of volunteers, all aided by the generous support of our donors, sponsors and community and corporate partners.

Contact us

149-151 Barker Street Randwick NSW 2031

Keeping our families safe COVID-19

Given the current COVID-19 situation, continuing to provide a safe and supportive environment for families of seriously ill children at our Ronald McDonald Houses and Programs is our absolute priority.

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

Our programs

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

Our chapter run a range of support programs across Sydney including our House, Family Rooms and Learning Program. 

House

Our House provides a homely and inviting place to stay for parents, guardians, carers and their siblings while their child is undergoing treatment in Sydney.

Family Rooms

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are exclusively for the families of children undergoing treatment in a nearby ward. Run by our friendly volunteers, our Family Rooms are welcoming spaces where you can take time out from the clinical environment of the wards, have a tea or coffee, freshen up with a shower or find a quiet space for a much-needed nap. Our Family Rooms also have dedicated play areas so the siblings of seriously ill children can have a bit of fun.

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.

If you would like further information about our learning program, please contact Taylor Morley on (02) 9382 1622 or taylor.morley@rmhc.org.au

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

We rely on our community to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney and make a difference for our sick kids and their families. If you would like further information on how you can support us, please contact the Marketing and Fundraising team on (02) 9382 4278 or supporting.sydney@rmhc.org.au

 

Make a Difference

For the 746 families who stayed at our house in 2019, everyday life is less than ordinary. Families’ lives have been turned upside down by a child’s serious illness or injury and the one thing most families desperately long for is a bit of normality.

Ronald McDonald House Sydney gives families struggling with extraordinary circumstances, far from home, somewhere they can share everyday family moments and live like a normal family.

Demand for our services has never been greater. Your generous gift will help keep families close when they are facing the most difficult time of their lives.

Your support makes a BIG difference.

Make your one-off donation NOW

Become a Sydney House Hero and help us fund long-term projects that will benefit sick kids and their families now and into the future.

From $25 a month you can support families whose lives have been effected by a child’s serious illness and together we can give seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families

Become a Sydney House Hero NOW

 

'Pay it Forward' Employee Engagement Program

Families that stay at Ronald McDonald House Randwick have their world turned upside down. They have to drop everything, come to Sydney Children’s Hospital so their seriously sick child can get the immediate help they need.

We believe in trying to remove the stresses that come with quickly moving your life to focus on the health of your child – that includes providing a place for them to stay, providing a nice clean home that families would appreciate after a long day spent beside their child’s hospital bed.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney, located in Randwick, offer a number of Employee Engagement Programs for your organisation. This include:

  • Home For Dinner
  • Big Brekkie
  • High Tea Party
  • Working Bee
  • Workplace Giving

By participating in one of our programs, you are sure to deliver better staff engagement, improved reputation and you’ll be having a positive impact on the local community.

Book your Employee Engagement Program NOW

 

Fundraise for Us

Fundraising is an incredibly important part of how we keep our house running and with your support we will be able to continue to support families and their children for many more years to come.

Fundraising for us can be as big or a little as you like!  You can host anything from a morning tea where ticket proceeds come back to the House, have a bake stall where kids or students make delicious designs, or go all out and crowd fund in your community to make huge changes in the lives of our families. Anything and everything you do helps!

Register your Fundraiser Now!

For more information or to get started with your fundraiser, please contact our Fundraising and Communications Coordinator on 02 9382 1622 or email supporting.sydney@rmhc.org.au

Volunteer

Our volunteers are the heartbeat of RMHC Sydney, serving the needs of our seriously ill children and their families at our House in Randwick or our Family Rooms in Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital or Wollongong Hospital 365 days a year. 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.

To learn more about volunteering at the House or our Family Rooms in Sydney Children’s Hospital or Royal North Shore, please contact Jane Turner jane.turner@rmhc.org.au or call 02 9382 1622

To volunteer at the Family Room in the Wollongong Hospital, please contact Dianne Mangley dianne.mangley@rmhc.org.au or 0406 657 702

Heart of our Home - Sponsor A Room

Sponsoring a room or space in our Randwick House of Family Rooms carries a range of meaningful benefits that begin when we attach your plaque to the door and continue throughout the year.  This vital program allows RMHC Sydney to continue supporting seriously ill children and their families for however long they need our help with spaces that deliver warmth, security and sense of community under extraordinary circumstances.  Laundry facilities, family-friendly kitchens, hot showers and comfortable beds are small things that make a huge difference for a family while far from home, friends and extended family. 

This support determines how the House operates, directly impacting our ability to provide urgent and ongoing maintenance and upkeep.  Your generous commitment to sponsor a room or space today will ensure RMHC Sydney has the resources necessary to keep 800+ families close year after year.     

To find out more information about how you can sponsor a room, please contact Rachel Stoddart on (02) 9382 1622 | rachel.stoddart@rmhc.org.au

Upcoming Events

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

Events