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All homes at St Thomas are well appointed and have either an open plan or separate kitchen design. Featuring two bedrooms, built-in robes, spacious bathroom and reverse cycle air conditioning for year round comfort.

Set amongst tranquil established gardens, each home has its own private back garden, ideal for pottering around or even having a small pet. There is off-street car parking and 24-hour emergency call system for extra reassurance.

With Southern Cross Care, our simple maintenance fee makes household budgeting easy. Council rates, water rates and building insurance are all covered, along with the maintenance of front gardens, communal areas and all buildings.

With the maintenance and facilities taken care of, you can spend more time enjoying a better retirement lifestyle in your new home at St Thomas. The fully-maintained gardens attract birds and butterflies, providing special ‘retreats’ for quiet contemplation or to catch up with neighbours on a sunny day.

  • Bedroom 1 (2.80m x 3.50m)
  • Bedroom 2 (2.50m x 2.60m)
  • Lounge (4.20m x 5.00m)
  • Dining (2.10m x 3.10m)
  • Kitchen (2.70m x 3.10m)
  • Bathroom
  • Porch 
  • Rear yard


Located in the heart of the quiet, tree- lined suburb of Forest Hill, St Thomas Community Retirement Village, offers an affordable lifestyle in an idyllic and peaceful setting.

In 2021, St Thomas became part of Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that has been providing quality aged care and retirement living services for more than 50 years.

At Southern Cross Care, Better for life means we are committed to providing the very best facilities and services to help you live better and enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. We treat our residents and staff as family and proudly live by our compassionate, capable, creative and collaborative values.


As a resident of St Thomas Community Retirement Village and a member of the Southern Cross Care community, you will not have to worry about house maintenance like cleaning the gutters or painting and heavy garden chores.

We also encourage you to use our online services, Better for life online, to improve your health and wellness in the comfort of your own home. Start with our series of FREE online exercise videos for older adults, where our staff will guide you through a range of fun activities, from Tai Chi to dance and even yoga! 


97-123 Hawthorn Road
Forest Hill, VIC 3131