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Resources for Parents, Carers, Guardians and Families

When kids fall ill or are injured and require complex medical treatment, it can impact the whole family. RMHC WA plays an unique role in enabling, facilitating, and supporting family-centred care within Western Australia’s child and adolescent health system.

The Ronald McDonald House Program

The Ronald McDonald House Program gives kids who are seriously or injured the best gift of all – their families. Our Houses are a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families of kids travelling to the Perth’s Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment.

For WA families with sick or injured kids requiring medical treatment in Perth, we provide them with quality supported accommodation 24/7, 365 days a year through the Ronald McDonald House Program.

Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands

Photo of the exterior of the Nedlands House

Close to the medical facilities of Perth Children’s Hospital, our Ronald McDonald 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.

Ronald McDonald House in Perth Children’s Hospital

Photo of one of the ensuite rooms showing seating, a bed and the view from the room

Ronald McDonald House in Perth Children’s Hospital is a 14 bedroom house, located on Level 5 of the hospital. Stays in this house are allocated by Perth Children's Hospital on a case-by-case basis.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) aims to bridge the gap for school-aged students whose education is disrupted due to serious illness or injury.

Supporting students from kindergarten to Year 12, the program provides a range of educational services including up to 40 hours of one-on-one tutoring and funding towards allied health intervention.

The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Program

Our Ronald McDonald Family Retreats offer a welcomed sanctuary for families with sick or injured kids to reconnect, relax and enjoy time together; an experience most of us often take for granted.

Eligible families can enjoy up to one week of free accommodation at a Ronald McDonald Family Retreat. It’s an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy time together in each other’s company, an important part of the healing process as well as family-centred care.


Dolphins swimming near Koombana Bay

Our Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Bunbury is located 185km south of Perth, a few blocks from the beachfront in the heart of Bunbury


Photo of Busselton Jetty

Our Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Busselton is located 230km from Perth, at The Cape View Beach Resort, on the shores of Geographe Bay in Busselton.


Photo of Mandurah Ocean Marina and Dolphin Quay

Our Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Mandurah is located 62km from Perth, on the shores of Doddi’s Beach in Halls Head.

Charlie Bell Scholarship Program

When a young person is dealing with a serious illness or injury, other parts of their life can sometimes come to a standstill. To help students get back on their career path and towards the future they dream of, Ronald McDonald House Charities established the Charlie Bell Scholarship. The scholarship awards one-off grants of up to $5,000 to young people aged 15 to 20 years, to assist towards their tertiary education:

  • Scholarships are awarded annually
  • Applications close on 30th November each year

Submit an enquiry

If you’re a parent, carer or guardian with a sick kid, and you’d like to organise a stay in our Ronald McDonald Nedlands House, enquire about RMLP tuition or about RMHC WA’s Family Retreats, fill out the form so we can put you in contact with the relevant team!

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Acknowledgement of Country

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA proudly cares for families on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, the Noongar People and the Traditional Custodians, the Whadjuk People. We pay respects to the Elders past and present for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.