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Ronald McDonald House at QEII

Photo of the entrance of Ronald McDonald House Nedlands

Ronald McDonald House at QEII gives families with an ill or injured child the best gift of all – each other. The House is a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families travelling to Perth for medical treatment.

Close to the medical facilities of Perth Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital, this House is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built home. With 47 invitingly furnished guest rooms and well-equipped on-site facilities, it helps make the lives of families just that little bit easier.


Ensuite Rooms


Play areas


Breakfast & Dinner Provided


Domestic Kitchen


Nights of supported accommodation provided to WA families

Needing to move your family far from home, work, school and your entire support network due to a child’s illness or injury is extraordinarily tough. This home away from home has a wonderful community spirit, where families can connect with other families going through similar experiences.

Staying at the RMH at QEII

At Ronald McDonald House at QEII, families have access to an array of facilities and programs to help make each day a little easier.

Facilities include a gym, recreation room with a range of arcades and games, family lounges, laundry, children’s playroom, rooftop garden and a domestic and commercial kitchen.

While families can cater for themselves using the domestic kitchen, we do provide a continental breakfast each morning and a nutritious evening meal for families during their stay.

Play and Learning sessions catering to children of all ages are run Monday to Friday. The sessions help children keep connected to their learning, offer respite for parents, guardians and carers as well as provide an opportunity for families to connect.


This House is offers four different room types, ranging from fully self-contained isolation units, rooms equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms, larger spaced rooms and standard rooms.

All rooms are fully furnished with an ensuite bathroom with toiletries and a smart TV.

Laundry facilities are available throughout your stay and are located on the ground floor behind the commercial kitchen.

Play and Learning

Located on Level 2 of RMH at QEII, the Bass Family Foundation Learning Centre aims to provide patients and their siblings aged 4-17 years with opportunities to keep connected to their education, whilst also providing parents, guardians and carers with necessary respite time.

Learning Centre sessions are facilitated by a qualified teacher and special needs educator with additional support from RMHC WA’s Ed Head volunteers. Sessions run Monday-Friday, with children participating in a range of activities including science, literacy, art, technology, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy (PSRN), Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) and more:

  • Morning Session: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Afternoon Session: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Note: there’s no afternoon session on Fridays
Photo of the Playroom on the ground floor, for parents with babies and toddlers under 3.

Little Ones Playgroup

We also offer Little Ones Playgroup in the Ground Floor Playroom. Held by RMHC WA’s Family Experiences Coordinator, Little Ones Playgroup sessions are for families with babies and children aged 3 and under run Tuesday-Thursday, from 10-1130am. The sessions are a great chance for parents to meet and connect with other parents staying in the house while their children play and interact under the guidance of the Family Experiences Coordinator.

Recreation Spaces

On the ground floor there is an outdoor play area with play equipment, located off the Dining Room as well as a playroom, with play spaces, toys, a tv and lounge area.

The Recreation Centre is located on Level 3 of RMH at QEII. It contains a range of tabletop and arcade games and a gym. On Level 4 you will find the rooftop garden . This tranquil outdoor space offers seating areas, play spaces and a fairy garden, perfect for unwinding after a long day of appointments.
Please note: children must always be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer in the House.

Photograph of a child in eating dinner in the dining room at Ronald McDonald House Nedlands


While families can cater for themselves using the domestic kitchen, we do offer a continental breakfast each morning and a nutritious evening meal for families during their stay.

  • Breakfast consists of cereals, pancakes, toast, preserves, fruit as well as tea and coffee facilities
  • Our commercial chefs take care of dinner, offering a range of nutritious and delicious meals each night.

Families are provided with lockers to store pantry items as well as cold food storage lockers, these are located on the ground floor near the domestic kitchen facilities.

Staying at RMH on Park

Ronald McDonald House on Park will offer families supported accommodation nestled amongst the tranquil gardens of St Catherine’s College, a short walk from Perth Children’s Hospital.

Photo of the exterior of St Catherine's College at night

Support During Your Stay

RMHC WA’s staff and volunteers are always there to lend a helping hand.

  • Our dedicated volunteers can be seen at the front desk to welcome you, they run Saturday movie nights at the house, help transport families to appointments and more
  • Our Family Liaison Officers are on hand to assist families throughout their stays.
  • Our Family Support Coordinators are able to assist families with Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS), managing hospital appointments and travel.
  • Our Wellbeing Coordinator offers one-on-one counselling sessions for both children (patients and their siblings) and their parents, guardians or carers.
  • Our Accommodation Coordinator is available to assist you with your booking enquiries.

Staying with RMHC WA

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA helps families stay together, and close to the medical care they need, far from home. The Houses are a warm and supportive home away from home for families of children travelling to Perth’s Children’s Hospital or King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Rooms can be booked by calling Ronald McDonald House Charities WA. Alternatively you can contact your local Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) office, or your Social Worker.

Who’s eligible to stay?

Our primary goal is to provide safe and reliable short and long-term accommodation for families who need to travel away from their homes to receive medical treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital or King Edward Memorial Hospital.


We understand that being away from home for medical treatment can put families under financial pressure. That’s why our accommodation is free for eligible families with ill or injured children or maternity patients.

While our policy is to provide free accommodation, your stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities WA will require you to complete the relevant Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATs) paperwork. Our friendly team are happy to work with you to complete this paperwork during your stay. Contact us for further information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA proudly cares for families on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Noongar People and the Traditional Custodians, the Whadjuk People.

We pay respects to Elders past and present for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.