Making the decision to move into a retirement village isn’t always an easy one. Any move can be stressful, and with so many choices of retirement villages in Brisbane, you want to be certain you are picking the right one for you.

To help you get started, we have put together a list of the best retirement villages in Brisbane. All the villages listed below have a Google review rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 or higher – only the best of the best here! We have included information such as accommodation options, amenities, and location, so you can get started on the hunt for a place to call home.

Not interested in a Brisbane retirement village? Check out the best-assisted living communities in Melbourne instead!

Why move to a retirement village?

Moving into a retirement village has a multitude of benefits. In addition to a wide range of facilities – such as hair salons, cinemas, gyms, and community gardens – you’ll also have access to a range of allied health services, as well as a 24-hour emergency call system. You will likely also be able to work with the village to ensure you get all the care and assistance you need, while still remaining independent.

One of the biggest drawcards is a sense of community. As we get older, and our families begin their own lives and people in our own age range pass on, it’s all too common to feel lonely or isolated. Retirement villages are a wonderful way to combat that, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends and feel a sense of belonging again. When researching retirement villages, check out the kind of clubs and socials events they offer – that’s a great place to start if you’re looking to build some new relationships!

How much will it cost?

In addition to the cost of purchasing a unit or villa, you’ll also have to pay monthly service fees that contributes to the day-to-day running of the village. This ensures the upkeep of all those fantastic amenities onsite. You might also need to contribute to some of your own care costs, but this is dependent on your specific needs and situation.

For each of the villages featured here, we have included some property prices as a guide – where they are available of course – but you will need to reach out to the villages directly to find out more about their specific service, management, and exit fees.

The best-rated retirement villages in Brisbane

The Village Yeronga

One of several retirement villages run by award-winning Village Retirement Group, The Village Yeronga has an impressive 4.6/5 rating based on Google reviews. The group was founded by the Harrison family around 25 years ago, when the late Michael Harrison was struggling to find a retirement village for his mother. His son Justin now heads up the organisation.

Location

Located just a few kilometres from Brisbane’s bustling CBD, the village is surrounded by greenery, with Hyde Park, Fehlberg Park, and the Yeronga Eagles Football club right next door. There’s plenty of public transport too – both train and bus – making it easy to head into the city and beyond.

Accommodation

The Village Yeronga currently offers a mix of two and three-bedroom apartments, with prices ranging from around $600k up to $ 1.5 million for a three-bed penthouse apartment. Many boast stunning views, including the city skyline and Mount Cootha.

Amenities

A huge range of amenities are on offer here, including a heated indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, cinema, community garden, library, salon, and more. Residents can try new hobbies and make new friends with a variety of clubs and activities on offer. A lawn bowls area, craft room, and yoga and tai chi space are just a few of the options available!

The Village Yeronga is also a small pet-friendly village, with a public off-leash dog park just across from the apartments.

Care and health options

While the focus is on independent living, The Village Yeronga does offer support and additional assistance as required, through their Home Care Services. A dedicated Homecare Coordinator is based at Yeronga one day a week, with phone and email access on other days.

They also work closely with Regis Aged Care, located right beside the village. Regis Aged Care offers respite living and dementia-specific services, while still allowing residents to remain part of a familiar community.

There are also spaces available for visiting health care professionals, as well as an on-site physiotherapist.

Anything else?

The Village Retirement Group has several other retirement villages in and around Brisbane, including Coorparoo, Taigum, and Redcliffe, with a Manly location coming soon. You’ll also find one a little further afield in Toowoomba.

Check out The Village Yeronga website HERE.

Wheller on the Park

Wesley Mission Queensland also has a number of retirement villages under their banner, and Wheller on the Park has a 4.5/5 star rating. Wesley Mission Queensland is a not-for-profit community service provider, and has been helping people in need since 1907.

Location

Wheller on the Park is located in Chermside, just a five-minute walk from Westfield, giving great access to a huge range of shops and to some fantastic public transport options. The Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Virginia Golf Club, and Chermside Bowls Club are all also close by, as is Prince Charles Hospital.

Accommodation

There are a range of apartments and villas at Wheller on the Park. Prices currently range in price from around $400k up to $830k, with one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom villas available.

Amenities

The resort-style amenities include a bowling green, cinema, craft room, workshop, gym, heated swimming pool, community bus, and much more! There’s also a secure underground car park with wheelchair-friendly access.

Care and health options

Wheller on the Park has an onsite medical centre, as well as the Wheller Gardens Wellbeing Centre, staffed with a team of allied health professionals. Like many of the other retirement villages featured, they will be able to provide extra care if required – you’ll need to reach out to the Care Concierge Retirement Living service for more information.

Anything else?

Wesley Mission Queensland also run retirement villages in Sinnamon Park and Red Hill.

Check out the Wheller on the Park website HERE.

Parque Vista

Run by Southern Cross Care Qld, Parque Vista’s reviews place it at 4.7/5. Southern Cross Care Qld are a not-for-profit established by the Knights of the Southern Cross, an Australia-wide Catholic organisation. They have been providing compassionate care and inclusive service to the community for more than 40 years.

Location

Parque Vista is based in Holland Park, just under 10kms from Brisbane city.

Accommodation

The village offers modern two and three bedroom apartments, with plenty of storage, spacious balconies, and basement car parking. At present, there is one available on the SCC Qld website – a two bedroom apartment selling at $670k.

Amenities

Some of the great things on offer at Parque Vista include a heated pool and spa, BBQ area, function rooms, on-site hairdresser, chapel, and more.

Care and health options

At present there is little online in regards to the specific care and health options available at Parque Vista. We recommend contacting them directly for more information.

Anything else?

You can also find SCC Qld retirement villages in Edens Landing, Little Mountain, Noosaville, and Drewvale.

Check out the Parque Vista website HERE.

Newmarket Parklands

Formerly known as Aveo Newmarket, Newmarket Parklands scored an impressive 4.6/5 on Google reviews. Aveo, who run the village, have more than 30 years experience in the field, serving more than 12,000 residents across over 90 communities.

Location

Located just 5km outside of Brisbane city, Newmarket Parklands is in a prime location surrounded by great shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The Enoggera Creek is close by, along with extensive parklands, making this a calm, relaxing spot, teeming with local wildlife.

Accommodation

At the time of publication, there was a two-bedroom apartment up for sale for an asking price of $470k. Some accommodation onsite is pet-friendly, subject to approval.

Amenities

Newmarket Parklands offers a huge range of facilities and activities to its residents, including a library, community centre, indoor bowls, and a hair and beauty salon. They also have a monthly Happy Hour, where residents can get together and catch up over drinks. Keen walkers will also be able to take a stroll through their beautifully landscaped gardens, and any foodies will be delighted to hear that Aveo have partnered with Nutrition Professionals Australia to make sure their food offerings are delicious, nutritious, and of restaurant quality.

Care and health options

You’ll need to contact Aveo directly to find out more about their care and health options at Newmarket Parklands, but they do offer an assisted living option, with serviced apartments available in some of their other retirement communities.

Anything else?

Aveo offers independent living options in Albany Creek, Ashmore, Aspley, Bridgeman Downs, Carindale, Albion, Cleveland, Ormiston, Durack, Buderim, Manly, Caboolture, Newstead, Palmview, Earlville, Peregian Springs, Redland Bay, Robertson, Robina, Rochedale, Southport, Springfield, Sunnybank, Taringa, Glenvale, and Helensvale. Many of these also have an assisted living option too.

Check out Newmarket Parklands website HERE.

Elements @ Springwood

Scoring 4.5/5 stars, Elements Retirement Living’s Springwood location is nestled in Daisy Hill State Forest, offering 123 apartments and garden homes. Founded by Chiou See Anderson, the village was planned to promote well-being in five key areas – physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and financial. Elements’ approach is grounded in Third Age Living – in the Third Age, life should be a feast!

Location

Elements @ Springwood Springwood backs onto the Daisy Hill State Forest and is about a 20-minute drive from Brisbane CBD.

Accommodation

Elements @ Springwood offer stylish two and three-bedroom apartments, single-level dwellings, and duplexes, some of which include their own garden. At present, there are none available at the Springwood village site, but you can join a waitlist in the meantime.

Amenities

Alongside the usual – library, pool, spa, gymnasium, craft room, and the like – Elements @ Springwood also offers a beautiful Zen garden, a Men’s Shed, and a bar! The village also boasts their own private next-generation fibre optic network, offering incredibly fast internet access.

For social events, the community centre organises games such as mahjong, bridge, and chess. You’ll also find a dance-floor, piano, and community kitchen.

Elements @ Springwood is also a pet friendly village, meaning you’ll be able to bring your beloved dog or cat with you to your new home!

Care and health options

As with some of the other villages featured here, you’ll need to get in touch with Elements Retirement Living to find out about any care and on-site allied health options.

Anything else?

Elements @ Springwood are dedicated to the conservation of local fauna and flora and have donated more than 11 hectares of bushland for public use. The village is full of native plants, designed to attract birds and bees, and local wallabies are often seen on the grounds.

Elements Retirement Living also run a boutique facility in Carindale, called Con Noi Carindale

Check out the Elements @ Springwood website HERE.

Azure Blue Carina

Rated at 4.5/5 stars, Azure Blue Carina is part of the Blue Care retirement living portfolio, which encompasses more than 30 retirement communities across Queensland. Blue Care has more than 65 years’ experience in the sector and is one of the state’s largest providers of in-home care, residential aged care, disability services, independent and supported retirement living, and allied health services.

Location

Azure Blue Carina is located in Carina, less than 20 minutes drive from the city. You’ll find Carina Leagues Club and Westfield Carindale just a short drive away. There’s also plenty of green space close by, including Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, Carindale Recreation Reserve, and Minnippi Parkland.

Accommodation

The village features a range of one, two, and three bedroom apartments, specifically designed to suit a retirement lifestyle. At present, there is a pet friendly two bedroom apartment available at Azure Blue Carina, boasting some views of the surrounding bushland. It’s on the market at just under $535k.

Amenities

At Azure Blue Carina you can enjoy bushland walks around the village, gather for a BBQ, or simply relax by the pool. You’ll also find a library, an on-site café, a community centre, and a village bus. And if you’re looking for activities, you can try an afternoon tea, aqua classes, mystery tours, and more!

Care and health options

Azure Blue Carina offers both independent living and in-home support, and also has a state of the art aged care facility. Your relationship with Azure Blue Carina begins even before you move in – they can help with packing up your old home, including decluttering and downsizing; anything to help you smoothly transition into village life.

Anything else?

Azure Blue also run a village in Redcliffe, with the Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore just a short stroll away. You can find villages further afield too, with Fraser Shoes in Hervey Bay, Carlyle Gardens serving Mackay and Townsville, and Argyle Gardens in Bundaberg.

Check out Azure Blue Carina website HERE.

Mt Gravatt Retirement Community

This one takes the cake, with a hugely impressive 5 stars out of 5! The Mt Gravatt Retirement Community is run by TriCare, a company with more than 50 years experience in the retirement living and residential aged care areas. Family owned and operated, their focus is on building communities and improving the lifestyle and wellbeing of their residents.

Location

Located in Mount Gravatt just a short drive from Westfield Mount Gravatt (formerly Westfield Garden City) and just 700m from Mount Gravatt Bowls Club, the village is in a great spot. It’s also just a 15 minute drive into the city.

Accommodation

Mt Gravatt Retirement Community offers one and two bedroom apartments, as well as a selection of serviced apartments at Terrigal Lodge. There is an option to rent, as well as buy, but you’ll need to contact the village manager directly for more information. Small pet owners will be happy to hear that the village is pet friendly.

At present, there are two serviced apartments available on the website. Both have one bedroom and prices range from $145k to $150k. The serviced apartments offer help with heavy laundry and housekeeping, and can also arrange for your meals to be prepared by a professional chef.

Amenities

As well as being close to all that Mount Gravatt has to offer, Mt Gravatt Retirement Community offers an active Social Resident Committee, organising movie nights, concerts, and day trips. The site also has a community bus, pool, library indoor bowls, mini-golf, a hobby workshop, and even a lakeside BBQ area. There’s also a weekly happy hour – perfect to catch up with friends, or make a few new ones!

Care and health options

In addition to a serviced apartments option, you’ll also find the co-located Upper Mount Gravatt Aged Care Residence here.

Anything else?

TriCare run retirement villages across Brisbane, including Stafford Lakes in Chermside West, James Ommaney in Mount Ommaney, and Compton Gardens in Aspley. We’ll talk more about Compton Gardens in just a moment!

Check out the Mt Gravatt Retirement Community website HERE.

Compton Gardens Retirement Community

Another offering from TriCare, the Compton Gardens Retirement Community is rated 4.7 stars out of 5. It’s the largest community under TriCare’s management.

Location

Set in Aspley, just 13km north of Brisbane’s CBD, Compton Gardens is located right next door to Aspley Hypermarket. Westfield Chermside is also only a short distance away.

Accommodation

Compton Gardens offers a variety of independent living options, with one, two, and three-bedroom villas, as well as studio and one-bedroom garden apartments. It is small pet-friendly, subject to approval.

At the time of writing, there were no villas or apartments listed on the website.

Amenities

Residents can enjoy a mini-golf course, multiple pools, Tai Chi classes, a craft room, a half tennis court and more at Compton Gardens. There’s also an onsite restaurant, Chauvel’s, where you can entertain visiting family and friends.

Cabbage Tree Creek is also within walking distance and is a popular spot with the village’s walking groups.

Care and health options

According to the website, Compton Gardens does offer some health and wellbeing services, but you’ll need to reach out them directly to find out more.

Check out the Compton Gardens Retirement Community website HERE.

Keperra Sanctuary

Provided by Lendlease Retirement Living, Keperra Sanctuary scored 4.5/5 stars based on Google reviews. Lendlease Retirement Living is Australia’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities, with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, and 76 villages under its wing.

Location

Less than 20 minutes from the city centre, Keperra Sanctuary has a bustling local community with plenty of shopping available.

Accommodation

Keperra Sanctuary has a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, duplexes, and villas, with price available upon application. At the time of writing this piece, there are no apartments available, but you are able to sign up to a waitlist.

Amenities

There’s a huge range of amenities here, including a business centre, indoor bowls, dancefloor, community centre, games room, and bar. And, perhaps most exciting of all, Keperra Sanctuary has access to ice cream delivery!

Residents can also enjoy views of the calming freshwater lagoon AND 100 acres of beautiful native gardens.

Care and health options

The village can organise chemist deliveries, and visits from podiatrists and various other medical practitioners. There’s also an onsite aged care facility, for those who may need to transition into another form of care but don’t want to lose the sense of community they’ve become accustomed to.

Anything else?

Lendlease Retirement Living operate several other retirement villages in Brisbane, including Bernborough Ascot and The Terraces in Forest Lake. You’ll also find their communities at the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, and even further afield in Bundaberg and Mackay.

Check out the Keperra Sanctuary website HERE.

So, where to from here?

First of all, we hope our quick exploration of some of the best-rated retirement villages in Brisbane has given you a few ideas to work with as you begin the next part of your journey – there are plenty more that can be found with just a simple Google search or even by reaching out to friends already established in retirement villages themselves.

Whatever your next steps are, remember to take the time to compare your options. You could start by contacting village staff, organising some visits, and, of course, reading up on those reviews. The residents themselves are sure to know what they’re talking about!

You may even find that independent living isn’t quite right for you, so it’s important to look into other options, such as assisted living, serviced apartments, or even living with family.

And don’t forget to explore your care options too, to ensure you get access to all the assistance you need at whichever village you choose. If you’d like to know more about some of the care options you could consider, why not start with our guide to home care packages and what they can be used for.