A community with heart

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. And you can relax knowing that if your needs change, you can continue living in the same village community as a range of retirement living and aged care options, including specialist dementia care, are available.

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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All upcoming village events at Weary Dunlop

Makeup Workshop with Rageism

Location: 242 Jells Road Wheelers Hill

Friday 19 August, 1.30pm

Join us for a free makeup workshop presented by Rageism Beauty - an Australian-made mineral makeup company that formulates makeup specifically for women over 50.

The workshop will be a fun and informative session giving you free tips specifically designed for you and opportunity to try out some of the products.

Complimentary refreshments provided.

RSVPs are essential. Please arrive 20 minutes early to complete a rapid antigen test before entering the village.

For more information, contact us

Ryman Pioneers Freedom


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.

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 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


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.

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.

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. 


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


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.

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.


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.

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.