Royal Children’s Hospital

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria's children and their families for over 140 years.

We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of close to 4,000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. 

We are the designated state-wide major trauma centre for paediatrics in Victoria and a Nationally Funded Centre for cardiac and liver transplantation.

When it comes to training and research we partner with the very best. Our campus partners, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, along with the RCH Foundation, are on site with the hospital in Parkville. Together, we are committed to improving the health outcomes for children today and in the future.

The RCH is a key member of the Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network, working to implement the Department of Health Strategic Framework for Paediatric Health Services in Victoria (2009).