Gippsland, Goulburn, Mallee, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Southern Suburbs, Melbourne Western Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Western Victoria, Wimmera

Retirement Villages in Victoria

Victoria has the largest population of any state in Australia, with a population of 5 million and more than two thirds of Victorians living in Melbourne, the state capital. Even though Victoria has a large population, it is one of the smallest mainland states making it easy to reach metropolitan areas from the country. Regional cities such as Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo are within two hours from the Melbourne city. Whilst other major regional centres include Warrnambool, Mildura, Shepparton, Wodonga and the Latrobe Valley.

Victoria has a range of retirement living villages with a range of lifestyle choices. Not only is Victoria home to one of Australia’s largest and most metropolitan cities, stunning beaches and picturesque country side areas are within easy reach from the urban centres.

Some of the largest retirement village operators in Victoria include:

Good to Know:

Cost of Living

The cost of living will vary between Victoria’s metropolitan and regional areas. In general Melbourne is considerably more expensive than larger regional cities such as Bendigo and Ballarat.


In general Victoria has a mild, Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. Regional Victoria is particularly prone to bush fires in summer due to the lack of rain and dry climate. The state is famous for being able to have ‘four seasons in one day'. It can be bright and sunny in the morning then grey and rainy by the afternoon.

Retirement Lifestyle by Region

Retirement Living in Melbourne Inner City

Retirement villages can be found in Melbourne’s CBD, in the very heart of Melbourne.

Retirement Living in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

Retirement villages in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs are in abundance and you should have no trouble finding a range of retirement living options to suit your lifestyle.

Retirement Living in Melbourne Western Suburbs

Retirement living in Melbourne’s Western suburbs is filled with multiculturalism with a mixture of cultures providing great food and easy access to the Melbourne CBD in one direction and country Victoria in the other direction.

Retirement Living in Melbourne Northern Suburbs

Living in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs is at the heart of city living, with most suburbs a short drive from the CBD.

Retirement Living in Melbourne Southern Suburbs

South Melbourne is a region popular with families, couples and singles. The inner south offers easy access to the CBD and outer-CBD famous shopping strips (e.g. Chapel Street, Greville Street).

Retirement Living on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula lies just south of Melbourne but enjoy the beautiful open waters scenery of Port Phillip Bay, Western Port Bay and the Bass Strait. The flat, sandy beaches are ideal.

Retirement Living in the Wimmera

The Wimmera is a region in Western Victoria with a population of about 50,000. The major towns in the area include Horsham, Stawell, Nhill, Warracknabeal and Dimboola.

Retirement Living in Western Victoria

Western Victoria Barwon is home to some of Victoria’s largest regional towns, with many major towns around an hour’s drive to the Melbourne CBD.

Retirement Living in Goulburn

If you’re looking for aged care in Goulburn, you will find a range of aged care services in a variety of small and larger towns which offer a wide range of lifestyles.

Retirement Living in Gippsland

Gippsland is a large rural region, east Melbourne and stretching all the way to the New South Wales border. There are almost 240,000 people living across the region.

Retirement Living in the Mallee

The Mallee Region is home to The Murray River, which is the longest river in Australia. Along the river are a diverse range of landscapes, towns, communities and cities on the river and further inland.