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Retirement living in Kealba, Melbourne

Neighbouring the suburbs of St Albans and Keilor sits the suburb of Kealba, the location for Rymans new proposed Kealba Retirement Village. It’s a suburb you may not have heard of and, despite its small size, Kealba packs a big punch in what it has to offer.

If you’re after a little tranquility, Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm are just a short stroll from the village – perfect for afternoon strolls or picnics with the grandchildren.

Inside the village, you’ll enjoy an easy, fulfilled lifestyle, while outside the village the local area and surrounding suburbs offer a bounty of convenient shopping and amenities – Keilor Central Shopping Centre, Essendon, Highpoint and many more. Plus, Melbourne Airport is merely a 15-minute drive away.

As a Ryman village, the proposed Kealba Village will offer living choices to suit everyone with modern yet timeless villas and assisted-living apartments. Upon completion, the village will also offer a state-of-the-art aged-care centre that includes low care, high care and specialist dementia care. 

You’ll also enjoy top-notch amenities such as a café, all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool and spa, hair and beauty salon and cinema – to name just a few. Kealba Village will be a place where you can live life to the full.








Independent and assisted living


Kelaba Village will offer living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our villas will be light and spacious, with clean lines and a clever open plan design layout that provides an easy flow throughout. For year-round comfort, all villas will be air conditioned and heated.

We also offer assisted-living apartments and a range of care options. Its all part 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 villa*, 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


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.

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Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Pursue your interests in the workshop, craft room, billiards room, and library.

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Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. The village will feature a 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 like housekeeping and a chef-prepared meal – 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. 

Kealba Village will offer comprehensive 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. Ryman 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


A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

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Relax and connect

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


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 aged-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

What's in the neighbourhood?

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Brimbank Park

Less than 400m from Kealba Village you find walking tracks that lead into Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer the ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.

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Out & about

The Bowery Theatre in St Albans is a hub for creative arts and cultural events, and the new Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre is due to open in mid-2022 to replace the current St Albans Leisure Centre. Plus, Keilor Central is close by offering 62 speciality stores. 

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Convenient location

Kealba is only a 15-minute drive away from Melbourne airport. This location is also close to Sunshine Hospital and Victoria University (St Albans campus).