This program is governed by the Parkville Chapter. To find out more click here.

Ronald McDonald House, Parkville, is dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for families with a seriously ill child undergoing specialist paediatric medical care at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Our Parkville House was established in 1986 and is one of the largest of the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses operating in Australia. As at the end of June 2016, since opening its doors, the House has provided a ‘home away from home’ for 655,603 nightly guests. Our families come from all areas of regional Victoria, interstate and occasionally overseas. Some families stay with us for just a night, others can be with us for much longer.

It is a place for families to be together, with all the comforts of home during a difficult and stressful time. The main service we offer at the House is accommodation, but families can also enjoy recreational activities, family dinner nights, access to the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, respite through the Ronald McDonald Family Retreats and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Wodonga and the Northern Hospital. A Family Room program is also being developed with Western Health, Sunshine Campus.

Located close to the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, the House is situated at 22 Gatehouse Street, Parkville. Its close vicinity to the Hospital means families can have a break from the hospital during the day, yet are only across the road if they are required back on the Hospital ward.


PH: 03 9345 6300

Charity Fundraising Number : A0029682F

Name of Inc Org : "Parkville House Inc"

DGF status/ABN : DGF approved since 1/7/2000  ABN 88762 184 60




Take on The Sunday Age City2Sea 5km fun run or 15km run on Sunday, November 20, and help us raise much needed funds to ensure we can keep our doors open for families with a seriously ill child. Ronald McDonald House Parkville relies on assistance from the community to keep our vital programs running. The most important thing our facility provides is the atmosphere of a ‘home away from home’. This includes a place where the children can just be children. Interacting with one another, playing games together and supporting each other, which is crucial to their recovery and the emotional recuperation of their parents and siblings. From a shoulder to cry on, to a kiss-goodnight, when you’re stuck in hospital, having family around can make all the difference. Our facilities ensure families can be together, offering the comforts of home during one of the most critical times in their lives. The benefits to families who utilise our facilities are that they don’t have to repeatedly travel long distances, sleep in waiting rooms, in chairs on wards, in their car or pay for expensive hotel rooms. Our facilities are run by teams of professional, caring staff backed up by friendly dedicated volunteers who help out with practical tasks and keep everything running smoothly. Our services are a vital support for so many families in need, offering warmth and inspiration and allowing friendships to be formed as families share a similarly challenging journey. Please follow the link to the website to sign up to participate in City2Sea, select us as your charity of choice and start raising funds for the Parkville House!


Exclusive Shopping Experience

Stock up for the festive Season and Join us for an exclusive shopping experience where you will be able to purchase cosmetics and perfumes from MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, AVEDA, Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown and more for at least 40% off the recommended retail price! Tickets are limited @ $15 per person with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Parkville.