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Weary Dunlop Retirement Village is conveniently located on Jells Road, near the Wheelers Hill shopping centre, with Jells Park nearby, a perfect place for a scenic walk with friends and family.

In this quaint village, you can live life to the full. You’ll gain a retirement lifestyle with a community you can thrive in - whether you love the social life or enjoy a little quiet time - where you can feel connected to your neighbours and friends.

You'll enjoy the many amenities such as an all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool, cafe, hair and beauty salon and cinema, to name just a few. The Weary Dunlop Retirement Village is also able to provide a range of care options to assist you, including low care, high care and specialist dementia care. 

The tranquil setting for all of this is set among beautifully landscaped gardens and leafy shrubs. Living at Weary Dunlop Retirement Village is the perfect opportunity to enjoy our village within your local village.

Learn more about our namesake Weary Dunlop

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Independent and assisted living


Weary Dunlop 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 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. 

Independent and assisted-living amenities


Connect and unwind

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.

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Skills and passions

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


Active and thriving

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.

"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.

Weary Dunlop 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. 

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. 


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 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

What's in the neighbourhood?


Shopping, cafes and medical facilities

Situated next door to Wheelers Hill shopping centre and only a short drive to both Waverley Park stadium and Brandon Park shopping centre, you can rest easy knowing you have easy access to all you need.

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Freeways and Public Transport

Buses at your doorstep and only a few minutes either direction on Ferntree gully road you will find a freeway to access the city or Mornington Peninsula.


Mount Dandenong

Only a short drive to the Dandenong ranges where you can find an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife and also home to arguably some of the best scones in Melbourne.

our namesake


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.

Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop (1907 – 1993)

Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop was an Australian surgeon who is renowned for his leadership and courage while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II.

He was born in Victoria in 1907 and trained first as a pharmacist and then as a doctor. He was also an outstanding rugby player, and played for the 1932 Wallabies side that took the Bledisloe Cup from the All Blacks.

After the war he had a distinguished career in medicine and was especially active in his support of veterans. He was knighted in 1969 and named Australian of the Year in 1976.