9 of the Best Pet-Friendly Retirement Villages Brisbane has to offer

When it comes to retirement villages Brisbane has over 150 communities to choose from.

However, not all of them are pet-friendly. So, if you want to spend your golden years in a place with Fido or Rover, you are going to have to do a bit of research.

To set you off in the right direction, we’ve put together this list of venues that claim to be pet-friendly.

While it’s worth asking them to elaborate on their current pet policy before committing to moving in, these venues are great places to initially concentrate your focus on.

St Vincent’s Care Services Mitchelton

St Vincent’s Care Services Mitchelton is an inclusive aged care facility not far from the Brisbane CBD that provides its seniors with exceptional levels of care.

It used to be known as the Oxford Park Retirement Community and some people still refer to it by that name.

The village offers its residents a range of customised services, including respite and permanent care. In addition, it provides specialist care for those with complex health needs or dementia. It is run by a talented and motivated team of professionals who administer these services with care and empathy.

Resident accommodation comprises bright and airy rooms that are well-appointed to ensure seniors and their pets have everything they need to live in safety and comfort.

The village also has several communal spaces, which enables residents to socialise with other seniors and enjoy a range of fun recreational activities, organised by the staff.

Address: 46-60 Church Road, Mitchelton QLD 4053

Phone: (07) 3355 8100

Website: https://www.svcs.org.au/residential-aged-care/qld/brisbane/mitchelton

The Village Yeronga

For those wanting a more enriched lifestyle, The Village Yeronga offers a convenient and comfortable living experience within a contemporary retirement community.

It is set within scenic surroundings and landscaped garden and is a great place to live for those who value peace and quiet.

The community comprises like-minded seniors who enjoy socialising and being active. It features a range of amenities, including a swimming pool, fully-equipped gym and library that keeps their minds and bodies active.

Their residences boast modern designs and are appointed with a range of upscale amenities and finishes that will instantly make you feel at home. The living areas are spacious and filled with plenty of natural light which has a really inviting feel.

Seniors will find the staff here very friendly and accommodating. That is because they are committed to providing them with exceptional levels of care to ensure they have the peace of mind of being well looked after.

Address: 15 Cansdale Street, Yeronga QLD 4104

Phone: (07) 3892 5454

Website: https://thevillage.com.au/yeronga/

Bridgeman Downs Retirement Village

Over in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, the Bridgeman Downs Retirement Village is a pet-tolerant community that offers a great location just a 10-minute drive from the Carseldine Train Station. It is also not far from Carseldine Central, Westfield Chermside and Aspley Hypermarket for those who want to regularly venture out and about.

The community is set among immaculately maintained grounds with pretty gardens. It offers residents a lovely selection of apartments and villas and also provides them with the flexibility to procure additional services should they require them. This might include cooking or cleaning, which you might prefer not to do.

What sets the community apart from many of its contemporaries is the range of amenities it offers. One of the most popular is the indoor swimming pool, which is heated all year round. The library, which features an extensive selection of books from various genres and the billiards room are also well used.

As you would expect from a modern community, there are excellent security systems in place. This means you can live with the peace of mind of feeling safe both in your home, and within the community.

Address: 42 Ridley Road, Bridgeman Downs QLD 4035

Phone: (07) 3559 2901


Aldersgate at Red Hill

Operated by the highly accomplished team at Wesley Mission Queensland, Aldersgate at Red Hill is a lovely community that comprises independent living units. It is located within lush greenery that gives it a serene feel, so it is perfectly set up for retirement living.

Each of the units here comes with a private balcony which is perfect for enjoying your morning cuppa or watching the sunset over a prosecco. They have a decent size that can easily accommodate pets and are designed to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The great thing about Aldersgate is that you can live as independently as you want. However, should you need a bit of help with daily living chores, you can always draw upon the experienced and friendly staff who are available 24-7 to help you out.

You are also able to take part in a range of group activities, which range from yoga and book clubs to singing and wine tasting. While there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues in the local community you can also easily get to

Address: 12 Upper Clifton Terrace, Red Hill QLD 4059

Phone: (07) 3369 1366

Website: https://www.wmq.org.au/retirement-villages/aldersgate-at-red-hill

Manly Gardens Retirement Village

The lovely Manly Gardens Retirement Village is set on a beautiful elevated site not far from Manly Harbour and Moreton Bay.

Situated close to the scenic foreshore, which is a lovely spot for a stroll with your pooch, it offers close access to the Wynnum Golf Club, Manly RSL and Wynnum Shopping Centre.

Seniors here enjoy an elevated coastal lifestyle, residing in spacious villa type properties that boast beautifully maintained lawns and gardens. They have been thoughtfully designed to ensure they are close enough to other residents to feel ‘in touch’ with people, but far enough away to maintain separation and independence.

As the council bus stop is directly outside of the community, it is easy for residents who don’t drive to venture out and about. The village also has a private shuttle bus which is used for outings.

However, when you prefer to stay within Manly Gardens, you can enjoy a drink with fellow residents at the bar, play in the games room, take out a book from the library and even get your hair done at the onsite salon.

Address: 112 Whites Road, Manly QLD 4179

Phone: (07) 3559 2901

Website: https://www.aveo.com.au/retirement-villages/qld/brisbane/manly-gardens/

Wheller on the Park Retirement Village Brisbane

For those wanting to live with their four-legged friend in Chermside, Wheller on the Park is a good option. It offers fabulous accommodation among stunning landscaped gardens, perfect for you both to stretch your legs.

Providing the ultimate lifestyle for those over the age of 65, residents live in modern villas and apartments that feature well-designed open-plan layouts, each with spacious balconies or courtyards.

Architecturally designed with security and convenience in mind, they are decked out with quality appliances, fittings and fixtures and decorated with a neutral colour scheme throughout.

The apartments come with one to three bedrooms, while the villas have three bedrooms. All of which are equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning, wheelchair accessibility and 24-hour emergency call systems, and come with secure undercover parking.

Within the community, you’ll find a good selection of facilities designed to keep residents entertained and engaged. These include a cinema, heated swimming pool, gym, bowling green, library, and craft room. Residents can also use a workshop, on-site cafe, and community garden.

Best of all, should your needs change, seniors have peace of mind that they can access allied health services, a wellness centre, and related residential aged care from Wesley Mission Queensland.

Address: 25 The Boulevard, Chermside QLD 4032

Phone: 1800 448 448

Website: https://www.wmq.org.au/retirement-villages/wheller-on-the-park-chermside

Greenbank Gardens Lifestyle Resort

The Greenbank Gardens Lifestyle Resort offers a prime location for residents who want to live their best retirement life with their pets.

Located just 25 km from the Brisbane CBD and only 3 km from Browns Plains, it is also close to the M1 and Gold Coast Highway, while Surfer’s Paradise is just a 40-minute drive away.

Residents have easy access to a nearby shopping complex that boasts a selection of speciality shops, including a supermarket, two medical centres, a pharmacy, a news agency and a post office. There is also an animal hospital, garden centre and tavern nearby as well as a cinema and plenty of cafes and restaurants.

The spacious and light-filled homes come with up to three bedrooms and feature well-designed floor plans, reverse cycle air-conditioning, ceiling fans and built-in robes.

As well as providing them with a safe and inclusive community in which to live, Greenbank also offers their residents two swimming pools, a tennis court, putting green, driving range, snooker room and a bowling green, by way of amenities.

Address: 3651 Mount Lindesay Highway, Park Ridge QLD 4125

Phone: (07) 3800 1475

Website: http://www.greenbankgardens.com.au/

Parkside Carindale Retirement Living

Parkside Carindale is a fabulous retirement community in one of Brisbane’s most pleasant and liveable suburbs. It is situated next to a beautiful parkland and not far from the Brisbane CBD and Westfield Carindale. Additionally, it has good transport links and stunning golf courses. So, those who live within the community can enjoy a leisurely lifestyle based on their interests.

One of the most notable aspects of Parkside Carindale is the resort-style facilities it offers residents. They include a cinema, beauty salon, on-site café, outdoor swimming pool, gym and games room that will make you feel as if you are on holiday.

Residents can choose from a range of premium living apartments that feature between one to three apartments. These accommodations have been designed with open-plan living and kitchen areas, and private terraces and balconies that convey terrific views of Bulimba Creek. They can also accommodate small, well behaved animals.

While most of the people that live at Parkside Carindale are independent seniors, there is a real sense of community spirit amongst them. So, while they all lead very different lives, there is a common bond among them, which sees them all look out for each other.

Address: 19 Banchory Court, Carindale QLD 4152

Phone: (07) 3559 2901

Website: https://www.aveo.com.au/retirement-villages/qld/brisbane/parkside-carindale/

Elements Retirement Living @ Springwood

Focusing on providing retirees with everything they need to live as comfortable and enriched a lifestyle as possible, Elements Retirement Living @ Springwood is one of the most sought after pet-friendly retirement villages Brisbane has to offer.

Located in the leafy suburb of Springwood, this stylish and contemporary community offers a nice mix of one to three bedroom apartments that can accommodate couples or singles with a pet.

The accommodations have been impressively designed to code and create a homely ambience you’ll instantly feel at ease with. Their floor-plan flows effortlessly, so are easy to move around in. They have also been designed with neutral colours, which means you can easily furnish them to your taste.

In addition to their fabulous homes, residents can enjoy a good selection of amenities, including a community centre that regularly holds fun activities and events. There is also a gym, indoor heated swimming pool, and library, while the stunning landscaped gardens are perfect for strolls with your pet.

Those who live at Elements Retirement Living @ Springwood are able to access a range of support services to ensure their health and wellbeing needs are being met, as and when required. This includes access to several healthcare professionals on-site and emergency 24-hour call systems.

Address: 402/224 Dennis Road, Springwood QLD 4127

Phone: (07) 3119 7988

Website: https://elementsliving.com.au/our-villages/springwood/