RMHC North Australia

Together, we can help seriously ill children and their families

Building a community to support sick kids and their families on their healthcare journey

We believe that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfort and support. We are there for families, helping them access the medical care and resources they need.

Whether it's ensuring they have a place to stay close to the hospital, so they are mere moments away from their sick little one, providing the chance for the entire family to take a holiday far from hospital walls, supporting families to help get their child caught up on missed schooling due to serious illness, or making sure that they have everything they need during a hospital stay, we're devoted to improving the health and well-being of seriously ill children and their families through our many practical care programs.

You can make a profound difference in their lives, too, by joining our community of passionate and committed supporters. And best of all, you can feel good knowing that your fundraising is directly supporting sick kids and their families in our region - read more about our practical care programs here. 

You've already made the first step in making a difference by visiting this site. Read on to get inspiration for your fundraising cause, see what impact donations truly make, and read stories of our incredibly brave families - the very people who you will be supporting.

How to get started

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Raise funds to help sick kids!

Get Active

Join an existing event or create your own challenge!

Raise Funds at Work

Fundraise at work, become a corporate partner or sign up for workplace giving!

Raise Funds at School

Bake stalls, fun runs, silly sock days and more!

Donate your Day

Give your special day meaning by supporting those in need!

In Memory

Honour the memory of a loved one!

Fundraise your
own Way

Movie night with family and friends, trivia, donating your commute..the ideas are endless!

You’re doing it for them

Be inspired by our amazing families – the ones who directly benefit from your fundraising

The Saunders Family

No parent ever wants to hear that their child is seriously ill. Unfortunately, that news came to parents Erana and Steven when their sweet six-month old baby girl, Amara-Lee, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which causes a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain.

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The McLaren Family

It was just a regular Sunday night for parents Jo and Scott until the unimaginable happened, an accident that left their 13-month-old son, Beau, with severe burns.

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The Downes Family

Emily and Chris Downes began their stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities when they discovered Emily had a high-risk pregnancy. She was quickly flown from Mt Isa to Townsville University Hospital at 30 weeks pregnant.

Read more

Your support in 2023 has enabled us to provide


students with private tutoring to get caught up thanks to our Learning Program


families with hospital-adjacent
accommodation at our Ronald McDonald House 


visits to our
in-hospital  Family Room


families supported by the Hospitality Carts


care items and boredom busters provided
thanks to our Hospitality Carts


children supported, loved and cared for
across all our programs


families with the opportunity to
relax & reconnect at our Family Retreat


nights of accommodation 
to families in need

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