Perfectly positioned

If you fancy a retirement lifestyle where the city is at your fingertips, but you can still enjoy the tranquility of easy living, then Raelene Boyle Village is the place for you.

Located only 10km from Melbourne CBD, you’re never far away from the sights and sounds of the city. As for the neighbouring suburbs, Essendon and Moonee Ponds are family-friendly suburbs that deliver all the goods, including superb shopping and amenities.

You'll also enjoy the convenience of a variety of public transport options nearby. Plus, Melbourne Airport is just a 20-minute drive from the village, making it easy to live a lock-and-leave lifestyle. Who says you can’t have it all!

Our new residents Barry and Glenice are enjoying the ease of living at Raelene Boyle Village. Hear what they have to say about choosing a retirement village and why they decided on Ryman.   

To find out more, visit our sales suite at 355 Buckley Street, Aberfeldie

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Ryman Pioneers Freedom


Raelene Boyle Retirement Village will offer living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments will be light and spacious with well-considered layouts, and have balcony or patio options. For year-round comfort, all apartments will be air conditioned and heated.

If down the track you need more support, we will 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

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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.

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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.

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Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. 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.

Raelene Boyle Retirement 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

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A little pampering

You'll be able to 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 will provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food will taste great and the social interaction will be 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.

Village location

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Your gateway to the city

Just 10km from the CBD and with access to good transport options, convenience is certainly on your side.


Maribyrnong River Precinct

The Maribyrnong River boasts one of the most picturesque precincts in Melbourne. Enjoy the many walking and cycle trails or brunch with friends or family at one of the popular riverside cafes.


Everything you need

The best of Aberfeldie is on your doorstep including local shops and eateries, a supermarket and all the amenities you might need.


Pioneering is part of who we are



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.

Raelene Boyle (AM, MBE)

Raelene burst onto the athletics scene aged 16 and won silver in the 200m at the 1968 Mexico Olympics aged 17. Equipped with a natural explosive pace and technique beyond her years, Raelene won a grand total of 12 medals sprinting for Australia on the international stage and won 14 national titles.

In possession of a fiercely determined spirit, Raelene repeatedly overcame adversity in her pursuit of excellence. In the 1972 Munich Olympics, she missed out on Olympic gold for the 100m and 200m sprints, losing to an East German athlete from a systematic doping program. A non-conformist she was regularly reprimanded by amateur sporting authorities in her youth. Indiscretions included using both hands to grab the finish tape, glancing over her shoulder during races, swearing after a race, and wearing frayed jeans.

Passionate about Australian sport, Raelene remained involved once her competition days were over. She was a member of the Victorian State Sports Council and Assistant Manager of the Australian World Junior Athletics Team.

Raelene was the first Australian woman to carry the flag at an Olympic opening ceremony. She was named one of 100 National Living Treasures and was inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985, the eighth from track and field and the 39th member overall. She was elevated to become the 39th Legend of Australian Sport in 2017.