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St John's Rise coming soon!

At St John’s Rise you will enjoy living among like-minded people in the heart of Mooroolbark, surrounded by beautiful native landscape with the convenience of suburban luxuries at your doorstep. This is living.
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About St John's Rise

Nestled in peaceful suburbia, close to the centre of Mooroolbark, St John's Rise aims to create a close-knit community providing charming modern homes with low maintenance, leaving you to enjoy what matters most in life.

New 2 bedroom plus study units now released for purchase. Contact us today to find out more about St John’s Rise.

St John's Rise will offer:

Community Centre
Media Room
Indoor Heated Pool
Hairdressing salon
Resident Workshop
Snooker Room

Units are under construction now with the first stage of units available in 2022. This will include 46 new homes with seven different designs to meet local retiree needs. If you are interested in exploring a home at St John's Rise and would like to receive more information as the build progresses, please click on the MORE INFO button and let us know how we can contact you with further updates.


FAQs about retirement living

How much does it cost to live at St John’s Rise?

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Home prices vary depending on the size of the home and certain other design features. Prices for homes currently available will be provided on request together with a schedule of standard inclusions. As this is a new village, there are also a range of upgrade options offered if construction of your home is not yet completed.

Our contract form is a Long Term Lease so when you move in, you pay a lump sum in return for the right to occupy your home for up to 49 years and to access the village facilities. The underlying ownership is retained by the village owner and no stamp duty is payable.

In addition, you will pay a monthly service fee which covers the ongoing operational costs of the village. We guarantee that your service fees will never increase while you live at St John’s Rise.

Further details are provided in the Factsheet- available on request

What is the entry-level age to live in St John’s Rise?

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Yourself or your spouse or partner must be at least 55 years of age or permanently retired to reside at St John’s Rise.

How long do I have to wait for my refund when I leave?

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If you choose Benetas to manage the resale process, we guarantee that the longest you will have to wait to receive your exit entitlements is 12 months.


Our Home Styles


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 206.1m² living area


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 206.1m² living area


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 175.3m² living area


  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 127.4m² living area


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 190.9m² living area


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 202.5m² living area


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 241.4m² living area

Have questions about home styles?

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The Code of Conduct at Benetas

Benetas is pleased to be a signatory to the Retirement Living Code of Conduct, a voluntary industry code for Retirement Communities across Australia.

Benetas is committed to uphold the Code of Conduct and ensure high standards across all of our Villages.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Retirement Living Code of Conduct.

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Take a tour of St John's Rise

Virtual Tour

Take a sneak peek at what St John's Rise will look like after it's completion. Our animation takes you into a number of home designs, as well as communal areas and of course our Community Centre.

Disclaimer: please note these renders are for marketing purposes and are to be used as a guide only.

See the latest progress

Progress Timeline

March 2022

New style unit now released St John's Rise

Now available - 2 bedroom plus Study units. Our new style unit, the Sanctuary, is now available.

August 2021

Code of Conduct at Benetas

Benetas is pleased to be a signatory to the Retirement Living Code of Conduct.

August 2021

Construction Progress

July 2021

Mooroolbark Pioneers Come Together With Benetas

Known as the St John’s Rise Pioneers, the first group of people to secure the architecturally designed retirement living units,...

November 2020

The benefits of Retirement Living: for a confident...

There are many benefits to retirement living, and here some of the most important to consider...

April 2020

Innovative 'Upper' and 'Lower' design for St John'...

St John’s Rise will use an innovative 'Upper and Lower' design approach to ensure greater independence for longer.

January 2020

Benetas announces new retirement living village in...

Leading not-for-profit retirement living and aged care provider, Benetas, has announced plans to develop a new retirement villa...