A place to live life to the full

John Flynn Retirement Village in Burwood East is located only 19kms from the CBD. The village is situated in the same block as the modern Burwood Brickworks development, which provides an expansive retail centre, complete with an urban rooftop farm. You can also enjoy the convenience of a variety of transport options close by. Making it the perfect setting for an easy apartment lifestyle.

As a Ryman village, John Flynn Village offers living choices to suit everyone. From modern yet timeless apartments to assisted-living apartments, as well as a range of aged care options, including low care, high care and specialist dementia care. So you can relax knowing that if your needs change, you can continue living in the same village community close to your friends and partner.

You'll also enjoy top-notch amenities such as an all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool, café, hair and beauty salon and cinema - to name just a few. It’s certainly a place where you can live life to the full.

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All upcoming village events at John Flynn

Experience the Village Community

Location: 6 Foundation Boulevard, Burwood East

Wednesday 10 August, 2.30pm


Join us to learn more about serviced apartment living and take a tour of our beautiful display serviced apartment and top-notch village amenities.


Enjoy a glass of bubbles, or a beer, and tasty nibbles with our residents while you gain a real sense of what it could be like to live in one of our gorgeous apartments.



To ensure this event remains COVID-safe we have limited numbers and booking is essential. Please complete the form here: or call Michelle on 03 8849 8799 to secure your place.

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Ryman Pioneers Freedom


John Flynn village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments are light and spacious with well-considered layouts, and have balcony or patio options. For year-round comfort, all apartments are air conditioned and heated.

If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted-living apartments and a full range of residential aged care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference


Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply. 


Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.


Assisted-living apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

Jennett McGaw
Ryman independent resident 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

JFL Pioneer Cafe

Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we will offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop.


Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. The village will offer a workshop, craft room, billiards room, and library.

JFL Swimming Pool

Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. You will enjoy the swimming pool, spa pool, gym and bowling green.

Pioneers Care


Aged care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.

John Flynn Village will offer a full range of aged care options including residential aged care (low care and high care) and specialist dementia care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the aged care we provide and the innovation behind it. Aged care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 


Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.


Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

Ryman independent resident 

Care centre amenities

JFL Beauty Salon

A little pampering

You will be able to treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

JFL Care Centre Lounge

Relax and connect

Lounge and dining areas will provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.

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Calm spaces

Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents will allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

JF Village Entrance Map

What's in the neighbourhood?



Conveniently situated down the road from Burwood One and also next door to the brand new Burwood Brickworks shopping center.

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Freeways and public transport

With trams and buses at your door and entrances to freeways only minutes away, you will have the ability to travel anywhere you want with ease.


Restaurants and Cafes

Surrounded by boutique cafes and restaurants giving you a variety of options to suit a range of palates.


Pioneering is part of who we are


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That’s why each Ryman village is named after an Aussie or Kiwi trailblazer. Charles Brownlow, Weary Dunlop, Deborah Cheetham to name a few. They lived with passion and purpose, they pushed further, they went beyond the ordinary. That’s exactly what we strive to do every day at Ryman. To pioneer a new way of living, for a new retirement generation.

John Flynn (1880-1951)

Founder of Australia’s The Royal Flying Doctor Service – the world’s first air ambulance, John Flynn dedicated his career to the needs of those in isolated communities.

While tending to spiritual matters in the outback, John quickly established the need for medical care for isolated Australians. His overarching vision was to establish a ‘Mantle of Safety’ for residents of the outback which included the establishment of several bush hospitals. With commitment, determination, and passion, John achieved his vision and significantly impacted the lives of Australians living in the outback.

By 1917, John was considering the possibility of radio or air support for outback residents with acute medical needs. An Australian pilot serving in WWI, Clifford Peel, heard John’s speculations and wrote him a letter outlining the capabilities and costs of possible aircraft solutions. John published these details in his church’s magazine to support his relentless fund-raising efforts, which led to the establishment of a flying medical service.

John’s legacy lives on as The Royal Flying Doctor Service continues to deliver his ‘Mantle of Safety’ to Australia’s outback residents. An Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), John‘s commitment has been recognised in many ways. His image can be seen on the Australian twenty-dollar note and his name has been adopted in commemoration several times over.

Among the many books written about John, W.Scott McPheat wrote John Flynn – Apostle to the Inland in 1963 and John Flynn: Vision of the Inland in 1976.