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Royal District Nursing Service Victoria

Royal District Nursing Service Appeal


Every year, thousands of Australians experience the pain, fear, anxiety and often isolation that comes with chronic illness, injury or simply getting older.

By providing a range of general and specialised home nursing and healthcare services, RDNS enables ill, injured and elderly Australians to remain close to friends and family, and stay where they feel most secure and comfortable - at home.

Irrespective of age, ethnicity, religion or financial situation, RDNS ensures that all people have equal access to healthcare where and when they need it.

Being a charity, RDNS depends on people like you to help provide care to the 10,000 people each day who depend on our nurses.

Layla has a life threatening blood condition known as Cooley's Anaemia. Since she was 8 months old, RDNS Paediatric nurses have visited Layla at home to take blood samples in preparation for the regular transfusions that keep her alive.

Jean has been diagnosed with dementia. RDNS helps Jean to remain at home by assisting her with personal care and making sure she takes her correct daily medication. 


How you can help us


Homeless Person's Program - short video
Homeless Person's Program (currently Victoria only)


A typical year in the life of RDNS consists of:

Care for more than 37,000 people, by making 1.9 million visits, consisting of more than 872,000 hours of care, while travelling almost 10,000,000km, in a fleet of more than 650 vehicles.  

With a rapidly ageing population, an increase in cases of chronic disease and reduced hospital stays, the demand for home nursing and health care continues to grow at a fast pace.

To meet this challenge, RDNS relies on the support of people like you to ensure our services continue to be available to you or your family, should they be needed.

Contact Details

31 Alma Road

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.