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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. 

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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Independent and assisted living


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.

We also offer assisted-living apartments and a range of care options. Its all of what we like to call the Ryman Difference.


Our resident-friendly terms are 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.

*Some conditions apply. 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

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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.

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

Jennett McGaw - Ryman independent resident


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. 

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Home Care Packages are suitable for those who need help with a number of everyday tasks, from home cleaning and daily support to transport and social outings.


Aged-care when you need it

Our retirement villages offer a range of care options - not as an add-on but woven into the fabric of our villages. 

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. 

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.

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

Brian - Ryman independent resident


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. 

Village location

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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.



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Each Ryman village is named in honour of a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer: Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page. They pushed further and set the bar high for others to aspire to. In creating communities that challenge the expectations of ageing, Ryman villages are also setting the bar high. They’re demonstrating that a retirement lifestyle brimming with new experiences, connections and fulfilment is something we should aspire to. Our Aussie and Kiwi namesakes represent the measure of inspiration, while Ryman villages represent the measure of retirement living.

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.