Max's Place

The units are for the use of families that have to relocate to Melbourne for life giving surgery for CHD children.  Please be sure and visit their web site to read of their HLHS journey.  Just click on the photo on the left to go direct to his page.

64/163-171 Flemington Rd


Postal Address: 15 Sumner St


Welcome to Max’s Place


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Max’s Place is a one bedroom apartment, with a kitchen, living and bathroom, which is located directly opposite the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The apartment is located in the Royal Park Towers and has a security entrance. The apartment is on the 6th floor and accessible via the lifts.  It also has a car parking space for the families staying in the apartment to use.


Who can use Max’s Place?

Max’s Place is available for families of babies/children born with congenital heart defects, who need to relocate to Melbourne for life saving heart surgeries.

Cost of Accommodation

The cost of accommodation is the first two nights are $120 per night and the remainder of the nights are $66 per night.  Families are required to pay any difference in cost between the nightly cost and that of what the Patient transport Scheme in their home state covers

Please call Tim ph 0400 508 139 if you have any queries.

Max’s Place is equipped with:

  • Queen Bed

  • Two fold out single sofa beds

  • Fold up single bed

  • Porta Cot

  • Baby Bouncer

  • Change table

  • Baby Bath

  • TV/Video/DVD

  • CD/Radio/Cassette

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Microwave

  • Electric Oven & Stove top

  • Electric Fry pan & Kettle

  • Bathroom/Toilet

A coin operated laundry is located on the same level as the apartment.

All linen, quilts and towels are available at the apartment.  We ask that if families use the Max’s Place Manchester, it all be washed, folded and put away prior to leaving the apartment at the end of their stay if possible.

Items families will need to bring:

Families are welcome to bring linen if they would like although it is not essential as there is plenty of linen and towels at the apartment.

There is a phone in the apartment which allows for incoming calls to be received.  Emergency numbers can be called.  For all other calls, families need to purchase a ‘Phone Away Card’. The number of the card needs to be punched in to the phone prior to a call – the cost of the call will be deducted from the phone card

We recommend that families bring food that will cover meals for the first couple of days, (if possible) to allow families to settle in without the added stress of having to do shopping as soon as they get to Melbourne.  (McDonalds is located on the ground level of the Children’s Hospital and there is also a Café/Snack Shop and a Cafeteria for hot meals, which are both on the first level in the hospital.)

Families will need to bring all personal items:  clothing, toiletries etc.

Information for families

An information folder at the apartment lists local businesses families may need while staying in Melbourne (including shops, Centrelink offices, etc).  The folder also has some information on transport (trams), emergency contacts, local attractions and more.  Phone books and a street directory to help you find your way are also at the apartment..

 In the memory of a beautiful babe, an amazing and very loved son, brother and twin –


Max’s Place is proudly offered to families to help them with accommodation whilst their babes are undergoing treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital. 

We wish you all the very best and we will be thinking of all the special families who stay at Max’s Place and their very special babes.  These babies have so much hope.  Always keep the hope.

Thanks to the generosity of these local businesses:

  • HARVEY  NORMAN:  Marion (Thanks Rebecca & John)

  • Harvey Norman’s Suppliers:  MORAN FURNITURE, S&P Transport, Philips, Samsung, Sunbeam, Electrolux Products, Sealy Australia, BENTLOR FURNITURE, Crestell Industries, Vita Pacific, RC Roberts, Quinn Industries, Panasonic, GTLighting, and Wooltara.






  • Stegbar

  • Mitsubishi Electric

  • Tradelink, Victor Harbor & Raymor Tapware

  • Harris Scarfes

  • Designer Direct

  • Sheridan Australia

  • Solver Paints

  • SA Quilt Co.

Also a big thank you to Heartkids SA for their generous donation towards Max's Place and their on going support.  thank you to the Mount Barker Council for their donation from the proceeds from a 'Casual for a cause' day.