Offering strength and hope each day, every day
Families stay a year
Staying at the house
Ronald McDonald House Nedlands gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families. Our House is a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families of children travelling to the Perth’s Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Close to the medical facilities of the newly opened Perth Children’s Hospital, our House in Nedlands is a state-of-the-art, purpose built home. With 47 invitingly furnished guest rooms and fantastic on-site facilities, we help make the lives of families just that little bit easier.
Our core team of hardworking staff members keep the House running like clockwork under the guidance of Operations Manager Courtney Kennedy. Our many volunteers lift people’s spirits through their tireless commitment, energy and enthusiasm.
Who’s eligible to stay with us?
Our primary goal is to provide safe and reliable short and long-term accommodation for regional families who have to travel away from their homes for their child to receive medical treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital or at King Edward Memorial Hospital.
Ronald McDonald House understands that being away from home for long periods of time can put families under financial pressure. That’s why our accommodation is free for eligible families of seriously ill children.
While our policy is to provide free accommodation, your stay at the House may require you to claim financial support towards accommodation and travel from the relevant government transport assistance scheme in your home state. Our friendly team are happy to work with you to apply for the relevant financial support.
To find out if you’re eligible for government financial assistance, contact your hospital social worker or talk to one of our team.
Want to know more?
Imagine living in regional WA when your child is diagnosed with a serious illness. At a moment’s notice you have to relocate to a city that’s hundreds, maybe thousands of kilometers from your support network. Helping families going through scenarios just like this is the primary aim of our charity.
Our staff and volunteers are always there to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. And while families mainly cater for themselves, we provide a free breakfast each morning and a nutritious evening meal. Toiletries are provided to every family on arrival.
Ronald McDonald House is committed to understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, cultures, histories, heritage and aspirations. We are so proud to be on the Innovate Stage of our Reconciliation Action Plan.
Make an enquiry
There are two ways to get in touch with us:
Call the House on (08) 9346 9000
Request a referral from a social worker or medical authority.
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