Welcome to

RMHC Western Australia

2 Houses
2 Family Rooms
2 Family Retreats

RMHC Western Australia history

Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia.

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

About Our Chapter

Our Chapter introduced the very first Ronald McDonald House in Western Australia in Subiaco in 1990. While our original House is no longer running, since then, we have opened the doors to our state-of-the-art 47 bedroom House in Nedlands, and a 14 bedroom House inside Perth Children’s Hospital. We have supported sick children and their families for over 29 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. 

See our 2022 Annual Impact Report

Contact us

RMHC WA website: www.rmhcwa.org.au

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 Board

Ante Golem - Board Chair

Ante Golem is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Sally Langer - Vice Chair

Sally is a Non-Executive Director.

Sonny Rahim - Treasurer

Sonny Rahim is the Managing Director, Premia Financial Group

Bradley Woods

Bradley Woods is the CEO of the Australian Hotels Association WA and is a recognised as one of Australia's leading hotel, tourism and hospitality industry leaders and advocates

Linda Hop

Linda is the Coordinator of Nursing (Medicine) at Perth Childrens Hospital and has extensive experience in child and family centred health care.

Kate Barker - Secretary

Kate is the General Counsel at IGO Limited

Sally Langer

Sally is a Non-Executive Director.

Kim Hames

The Honourable Dr Kim Hames is a General Practitioner and was a member of the Western Australian Parliament for over 20 years.

Christine Wallace-Hughes

Christine is the Market Manager (WA) for McDonald's.

Janiene Pollock

Janiene was appointed to the Board of Ronald McDonald House Perth in 2013. She joined McDonald's Australia Ltd in 1984 and had a career with the corporation over a 17 year period on the east coast.

Our Staff

  • Peter King – Chief Executive Officer
  • Courtney Kennedy – Executive Manager of Operations and Facilities
  • Jackie Donnan –Executive Manager of People and Culture
  • Danielle Norrish - Executive Manager, Development and Marketing

Our Partners

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Visionary Partners: Bass Family Foundation, Fortescue, Stan Perron Charitable Foundation

Leadership Partners: Amart Furniture, Asahi Lifestyle Beverages, Crown, Hyundai Help for Kids, Goldfields Children Charity Inc., LG, Mineral Resources, Santos

Signature Partners: Aryzta, Barbagallo, Bosch, Coca Cola, Essity, Herbert Smith Freehills, IGO, itlc, Martin Brower, Programmed, Sealy Posture Pedic, Steggles Charity Nest, Turosi

Benefactor Partners: Ablemarle, APG Workforce, Bankwest, Barminco, CBH Group, The Clorox Company, Ecolab, Foxtel, GR Engineering Services, Harvey Fresh, Inpex, Rentokil Initial, ToyBox Australia

Advocates: Abba Engineering, The Banasik Family, The Bennett Family, BGC, Billet Engineering, Bushells Coffee, Carbon, Cater Care, Challenge Drilling, Commonwealth Bank, Deane Apparel, Dell, The Creasey Family, Digital Resources Australia, Dimattina Coffee Specialists, EBM, Emerge Associates, Findex Community Fund, Fulton Hogan, Irwin District Charity Ball Inc., Kellogg’s, Lazboy, Margaret River Lions Club, The Neeson Family, The North Family, Novus Homes, Perth Airport, Plaza Medical, Popcake, The Perth Mint Australia, Pfizer, Rapid, RIklan, The Sinclair Family, SKF, Dorothy and Allan Smith, Solomons Flooring, Suncorp, Tamrath, Technical Resources, The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University

Friends: Hankook Masters

Our programs

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


Our Houses provide a homely and inviting place to stay for parents, guardians, carers and their siblings while their child is undergoing treatment in Perth Children's Hospital.

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.

Family Retreats

Our Family Retreats provide a peaceful getaway from the everyday, where families can simply be together in a tranquil setting. Families can enjoy up to a week of free accommodation, offering a welcome escape for those who might otherwise be unable to afford any time out due the pressures of caring for a seriously ill child.

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 Us

The generosity and connection of the Western Australian community continues to be the driving force behind the success of Ronald McDonald House Charities WA.

Our Community Fundraisers are amongst our most remarkable supporters, raising funds in countless ways – but doing it their way, initiating and organising their own event/activity, for seriously ill children and their families.

What people can and will do is limited only by their imagination and motivation! Events can be big or small, one day or one year long, indoors or outdoors – with a list of ideas from A-Z, community fundraising is anything you want it to be.

Plan a party, dress up for a day, organise a sports event or simply gather some friends. If none of that tickles your fancy, you can dream up your own event or give us a call - we can brainstorm some ideas together.

Join our family of community supporters and help make every day a bit brighter for seriously ill children and their families.


"We are very fortunate to have volunteers that we can count on and whose selfless spirit helps the families of our House every day."

We always need more helping hands to assist us in the everyday operations of the House, our Family Room and fundraising events. If you’re interested in volunteering for a charity and want to make a difference in the lives of others, we would love to hear from you.


Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia recognises the value and skill sets of young people in our community. We aim to provide extraordinary experiences to allow them to thrive whilst supporting sick children and their families across WA.

The RMHC WA Volun-TEEN program engages young people who are unable to visit our spaces due to age or location. We offer five key modules to suit all interests and talents and we welcome your creative ideas! 

Please register your interest here or contact us for more information volunteers.wa@rmhc.org.au


We are there to support the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families, and you can be too! We have a unique opportunity, through our Adopt-A-Room Sponsorship, where you can be accountable for keeping a family together and close to the medical care their child needs. By adopting a room, you can provide a family with the opportunity to recharge and get the necessary rest so they can offer the strongest support possible to their child. If you or your organisation are looking for a rewarding sponsorship opportunity this is it! By becoming an Adopt-A-Room Sponsor, you can help provide families with a safe haven in their time of crisis.

Download our Adopt-A-Room Brochure for more information.

Home For Dinner

Our Home For Dinner program invites corporate and community groups to cook an evening meal for the families staying at the House. Ronald McDonald House provides a ‘home away from home’ for regional WA families who have a sick child receiving hospital treatment in Perth.

Families often return to the House after a long day by their child’s hospital bed and cooking a meal may be the last thing on their minds. That’s where you and your team can help, making the lives of our families that little bit easier by alleviating excess stress during the hardest time in their life.

Our House is fitted with a commercial kitchen and a full time chef to provide you with professional catering support. We provide the kitchen, food and support, you provide the work force. By simply preparing a homemade dinner for our families, you can ease the burden of their difficult journey.

We have two other morning cooking programs, Lovin’ from the Oven and The Big Breakfast, both of which invite groups to either bake a selection of scrumptious treats or cook a tasty breakfast to fuel our families for the challenging day ahead.

So join us, cook with love and help our families feel at home. We can ensure you’ll have an enjoyable and rewarding experience, all whilst making the lives of our families that little bit easier.

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 WA (Western Australia) in your Will.  Your gift will help to ensure that regional WA families with sick children are kept close to each other with the care and resources they need.

Download our brochure

Information for Solicitors & Executors If you or your client intend to leave a Bequest to RMHC Western Australia, the correct legal name to use is "The Home Away From Home Inc (trading as Ronald McDonald House Charities WA).

Our ABN is  17 197 600 778 and our registered office address is 21 Monash Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009.

For further information, please download our Gifts in Wills brochure, call us on 08 9346 9000 or email us at fundraising.WA@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 children and their families.

Purchase merchandise

Purchasing merchandise helps us support sick children and their families when they need it most.

All proceeds from our exclusive gifts go to Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia. 

Upcoming Events

Our events:

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