Staying With Us


At Ronald McDonald House Randwick we provide accommodation for families from regional areas, interstate and even overseas.  Families can stay for one night, one month, or even years if necessary.


In order to ensure that we have sufficient accommodation for our country and interstate families, priority is given to families living over 100km away and have a child being treated at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.  We only have 32 rooms and we have a waiting list every night. However, we do our best to accommodate as many families as we can, so if we are full and cannot offer you accommodation you have the option to be placed on our room waiting list for the next available room.



The cost of your stay per night depends on two things:

  1. What state you live in.

  2. If the patient is staying in the House, or at the Hospital.

For example:

For NSW families the cost is $60 per/night for the patient and escort and $43 per/night for the escort only.

For ACT families the cost is $76 per/night for the patient and escort and $38 per/night for the escort only.

If you are staying under 7 nights you pay Ronald McDonald House Randwick direct and you are eligible to claim back this cost yourself with completed IPTAAS forms. We can help you with this process.

If you are staying over 7 nights we can lodge a bulk billing application on your behalf if you return the completed IPTAAS forms to reception. So, although initially you need to pay the first two nights’ accommodation, you can also claim this back through the IPTAAS system. We can help you with this process.

Please see reception staff for assistance or if you have any questions.

Ronald McDonald House Randwick accepts, cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card.



The House is always very busy, and you must make a tentative booking as soon as your hospital appointments are fixed. Unfortunately we cannot confirm bookings until five days before your scheduled arrival.

Priority is always given to newly diagnosed patients from the country; however, if we have no room available for you and your family, we will place you on the waiting list and help you to find alternative accommodation in close proximity to the Hospital.

To book please call 02 9382 1622.