A place to call home

Ronald McDonald House Hobart

for families with children undergoing care at Royal Hobart Hospital

Make an enquiry

There are three ways to get in touch with us:

Call the house on (03) 9966 8480

Request a referral from a social worker or medical authority to stay at the House.

Email your enquiry to reception.hobart@rmhc.org.au

Keeping our families 

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.


Staying at the House

Ronald McDonald House Hobart gives children receiving treatment the best gift of all – their families. Our warm and supportive home-away-from-home provides the whole family with a comfortable place to stay and peace of mind, knowing they can stay together and close to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Our family bedrooms offer much-needed comfort and privacy, while our communal facilities and rooftop garden (featuring some of the best mountain views in Hobart!) are wonderful spaces to relax, socialise, share experiences and create new memories with fellow families.


Who’s eligible to stay with us?

Keeping the family together can be extremely tough without support, which is why we offer accommodation for parents with seriously ill kids who need to travel to the Royal Hobart Hospital for treatment. Our House also supports mothers going through high risk pregnancies.

We try to accommodate the needs of families where we can, but this is always subject to availability. Priority is given to families whose children have been recently diagnosed, seriously injured or who require emergency treatment, as well as families of premature babies.


Our Team

Our dedicated team are ready to reach out with a helping hand whenever things get a little tough. Thanks to our amazing army of over 60 volunteers, we’re able to accommodate families 24 hours a day, every day of the year.



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?

We try to make living in our House as much like being at home as possible. We supply basic food items such as bread, milk, cereal, tea and coffee, and even the occasional home-baked goodies brought in by our volunteers. For everything else, there is a Woolworths supermarket just a few doors down.