03 9345 5037


Thousands of children visit The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) every year and a donation of a toy, game, or arts and crafts supplies can go a long way towards brightening a child’s hospital stay. Please review the items we can’t accept below, and read our wish lists for inspiration on what to donate.

Please contact the RCH Foundation at 03 9345 5037 or via email if you’re unsure whether your donation is suitable or to discuss suggestions on items to donate.

Items we DO NOT accept

  • Food or lollies
  • Books and toys with violent themes, such as guns, swords, military theme toy with guns
  • Latex balloons
  • Video games that are not a ‘G’ or ‘PG’ rating
  • Movies that are not a ‘G’ or ‘PG’ rating
  • Plush toys - due to dust and infection control in accordance with RCH policy
  • Toys that have dangerous protrusions, sharp edges or breakable glass
  • Electrical or spark producing toys

Please keep in mind:

  • Items cannot be gift wrapped
  • Items must be new and not used
  • Toys must be unopened and in manufacturers’ packaging or with tags attached
  • Toys must meet the Australian Safety Standards
  • We collect donations year-round

Infant/toddler wish list

  • Pop-up toys
  • Crib mirrors (plastic)
  • Musical toys
  • See-n-Say
  • Rattles (in original wrapping)
  • Mobiles
  • Board books
  • Sound books
  • Push-n-pull toys
  • Light-up toys
  • Teething toys in packaging
  • Fisher Price Peaceful Planet Lights and Sounds Aquarium
  • Tactile toys
  • Sound machines

Preschool/School Age Wish List

  • Hot Wheels
  • Fisher Price People
  • Fisher Price Farm, Garage, Castle, etc.
  • Fisher Price Medical Kits
  • Etch-a-Sketch
  • Magna-Doodle
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Play food/dishes/tea sets
  • Dollhouse people
  • Tool kits (plastic)
  • Plastic animal and dinosaurs
  • Superhero/princess action figures
  • Rescue Heroes toys
  • Culturally diverse dolls
  • Plastic trucks
  • Sesame Street character toys
  • Musical books
  • “I Spy” books
  • Thomas the Tank Engine toys
  • Disney Princess dolls
  • Dora the Explorer/Diego nooks or toys
  • Toy musical instruments

Teen Wish List

  • Headphones
  • Journals (blank)
  • Music/CDs
  • Hand-held electronic games
  • Gift cards (Target, iTunes, Amazon, Kmart)
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • Nail polish kits
  • Bath/lotion sets
  • Craft kits

Board Games for All Ages

  • Monopoly/Monopoly Junior
  • Guess Who/Guess Who Junior
  • Clue/Clue Junior
  • Operation
  • Gone Fish’n
  • Battleship
  • Connect Four
  • Yahtzee
  • Trouble
  • Rummikub
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Pictionary
  • Cranium
  • Taboo
  • Uno
  • Jenga

Arts and Crafts FOR ALL AGES

  • Crayola crayons
  • Crayola washable markers
  • Stickers
  • Coloured pencils
  • Colouring book
  • Watercolour painting books
  • Play Doh
  • Glitter/paint pens
  • Fuzzy posters with colouring pens
  • Paint by number
  • Sun Catchers
  • Model Magic
  • Art kits
  • Felt
  • Stamping kits

Donations for fundraising purposes

We are also grateful to receive new items that assist with fundraising. These items can be sold at our RCH Auxiliaries stalls or used as prizes at fundraising events.

Suggested items include:

  • Gift vouchers and event tickets
  • New appliances (complete with manufacturers' packaging)
  • 'Money-can't-buy' experiences
  • Accommodation/dining packages
  • Jewellery
  • Framed memorabilia
  • New luxury brand goods
  • Knitted goods (for RCH Auxiliaries sales only)