Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia improves the health and well-being of seriously ill children and their families through practical care programs.
The geographic reach of our region extends from Torres Strait, south to Mackay and west to Mount Isa and Camooweal at the NT border, but we also help care for interstate and overseas families.
Located at Townsville Hospital, our hospital-adjacent House can accommodate over 100 people each night. The average length of stay for these families is 2-3 months. We assist with travel, clothing, food and other essentials that families need during a medical emergency.
We also operate a Family Room at the Townsville Hospital, a Family Retreat in Palm Cove and the Learning Program across North Queensland and the Northern Territory.
We rely 100% on local community support to care for our sick kids and their families when they need it most.