RMHC VIC & TAS

Supporting seriously ill children and their families through COVID-19

4 Houses
4 Family Rooms
2037 Families stay a year

RMHC VIC & TAS history

Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania. 

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

About Our Chapter

Since we opened our very first Ronald McDonald House in Victoria in 1986, our Chapter has expanded to provide essential services in Melbourne, regional Victoria and Hobart. We have supported sick children and their families for over 30 years. Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to keep families together when life gets turned upside down due to a child’s illness. Our Ronald McDonald Houses and Programs are run by a tirelessly hard working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of our donors, sponsors and corporate partners.

RMHC VIC & TAS is a charity registered with the ACNC and a company limited by guarantee.

CEO

Peter Bishop

Our Board Directors

Jason Wall               Chairman

Erin Hempenstall      Treasurer

Garry Thompson      Company Secretary

Sarah Connolly

Terri Hosking

Tony Kitto

Corey Mingari

Patrick Moloughney

Doug Pearse

Ben Westover

Our Impact

Click here to view our 2018 Impact Report

Contact us

PO Box 94 Parkville  VIC 3052

ABN 88 762 184 608

ACN 623 266 946

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

Major Partners

Almax Family Trust

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 Victoria and Tasmania including our Houses, Family Rooms and Learning Program. 

Houses

Our Houses provide a homely and inviting place to stay for parents, guardians, carers and their siblings while their child is undergoing treatment in Victoria or Tasmania.

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.

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


 

Fundraise for RMHC VIC & TAS

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 is the 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, 365 days a year. Thanks, to the public, we have been able to continually expand our operations to help more families.

See how you can get involved today!

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 Victoria & Tasmania in your Will.  Your gift will provide love, care and support for seriously ill children and their families whenever they need it.

For further information, please contact us at victas@rmhc.org.au

Adopt A Room

Adopting a room is a unique opportunity to assist us in providing the highest level of comfort possible to our families. The proceeds of your adoption allow us to cover the costs associated with that room, including linen, electricity, maintenance, etc. 

Your adopted room will bear a plaque with your name on it, and we will keep you up-to-date with news, events and invitations to the exciting things happening at our Houses. 

For more information, please contact us at victas@rmhc.org.au

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are an invaluable asset to the House and are actively involved in a number of roles from housekeeping to administration and special events to cooking food for our families. 

Become a House Hero

Times are tough for everyone at the moment but for sick children and their families the new uncertainty we all face is nothing new. Let's show sick children and their families that we are here for them by making small regular donations.

Sign up for our House Hero program today so we can continue to care for sick children and their families 365 days a year.

Upcoming Events

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

Events