Nellie Melba Village is nestled in the vibrant suburb of Wheelers Hill just across the road from Brandon Park Shopping Centre. The central location of the village provides easy access to Monash, Eastern and Peninsula Link freeways, making it the perfect gateway for those weekend getaways.
As for style and design, this award-winning village offers a stunning place to call home. In 2020, Nellie Melba Village was named Project of the Year - Residential Aged Care at the Eldercare Innovation Awards in Singapore, in recognition of best architecture design project by a retirement provider.
With beautifully designed apartments, assisted-living apartments and a state-of-the-art residential aged-care centre, this village has it all. Add to that amenities such as a purpose-built cafe serving barista-made coffee, indoor swimming pool and hair and beauty salon, and you have the recipe for a lifestyle and a community you can thrive in.
Immerse yourself in one of our beautiful display apartments or care rooms by taking a ‘walk through’ with our virtual tours. You can navigate your way through each room and really get a feel for the space, all in the comfort of your own home.
Join us at the village open morning and take a tour of our beautiful apartments, grab a coffee in our cafe, or take a walk around to see our first-class village facilities. Better yet, speak to one of our residents from our vibrant community and see why they love living in a Ryman village.
Don’t wait too long! Visit a village this week and see how you could start living your dream retirement lifestyle.
Nellie Melba 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 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.
Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop.
Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Enjoy the workshop, craft room, billiards room, and library.
Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, terrace, gym and bowling green.
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.
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.
Nellie Melba Village offers a 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.
Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop.
Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.
Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
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.
Located across the road from Brandon Park Shopping Centre and a short drive from The Glen Shopping Center, all your shopping and medical needs can be met without having to travel far.
Buses at your doorstep and only minutes away from both Monash and Eastern freeways, travelling to the city or coast couldn't be any easier.
In close proximity to clubs and community facilities which include the Glen Waverley Golf Course, bowling clubs, tennis clubs, library, churches and much more.
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.
Dame Nellie was born Helen Porter Mitchell. She was affectionately known as ‘Nellie’ as a child, then took the stage name ‘Melba’ as a nod to her hometown, Melbourne, when she entered the world of opera.
Nellie Melba was the first Australian to appear on the cover of Time magazine when she featured in the April 18, 1927 edition.
In 1915 Melba helped establish and finance a ‘mission’ kindergarten for the poor children of Richmond, Melbourne, even assisting in the running of the programs. The Dame Nellie Melba Kindergarten still exists today.
Melba’s death in 1931 was front page news around the world. Her funeral was attended by royal representations, politicians, religious leaders and high-ranking members of society. Thousands of mourners lined the streets from Collins St to Lilydale Cemetery to bid her a final farewell.
Her face has been on the front of Australian $100 note since 1996, when the paper note was discontinued and reissued on polymer. Sir John Monash is on the back of the note.
Melba worked tirelessly for the war effort, raising a staggering £100,000. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918 for her extraordinary fundraising efforts.