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A hidden

Step inside The Clayfield and discover an intimate community with landscaped gardens and low-maintenance homes. Spend more time doing what you love, knowing our qualified, professional staff are on hand to ensure everything you need to enjoy a comfortable retirement is at your fingertips.

About The Clayfield

Step inside the secure perimeter of The Clayfield and discover a hidden sanctuary with over 2,000sqm of open, landscaped gardens and thoughtfully designed homes. Located just 6km from the Brisbane CBD, this established retirement community blends the safety and security of spacious, contemporary living with classic heritage sophistication.

Formerly the site for St Columban’s College, The Clayfield is a place steeped in history, with three of Brisbane’s most significant heritage buildings standing proud within its grounds. Over time, the site has become the perfect blend of old and new architecture, welcoming four modern apartment buildings, an a-la-carte restaurant and communal spaces perfect for relaxing and socialising. Both old and new architecture are now enjoyed by an intimate community of over 160 residents, all who love calling The Clayfield home.

Whytecliffe House

At the heart of The Clayfield is Whytecliffe House, a majestic building that has been meticulously restored down to the last detail. With its sweeping cedar staircase, ornate high ceilings, grand archways and elegant verandas, the building is a reminder of grander times while serving as a popular place for residents to socialise. Enjoy a friendly game of billiards, join a morning craft session or unwind with a good book in the library – the choice is yours.

Highlands House

Catch up with friends over a morning coffee at Highlands House, a beautifully refurbished building perched on gently sloping lawns. Originally built in the 1870s, it is one of the earliest surviving houses in Brisbane. The building has been painstakingly restored and adapted as a communal space, with a luxurious dining room, library, rooms perfect for catching up with friends over coffee or a friendly game of Mahjong, and outdoor sitting areas with elevated views of the surrounding community.

O’Driscoll Hall

Originally built in 1926, O’Driscoll Hall once served as the school hall for the students of St Columban’s College. Now used as a communal space, you’ll often hear the sound of laughter and friendly banter echoing throughout the rooms as residents enjoy a competitive game of indoor carpet bowls or put their skills to the test with a game of table tennis.

Blending the old with the new

Nestled amongst the heritage buildings are Brookes, Molloy, Eagle and Sellwood, modern apartment buildings with their own unique personality and charm. Each building has been designed for simplified living and your peace of mind, with a 24-hour emergency call system, intimate courtyards perfect for moments of quiet contemplation, and spacious, modern apartments perfect for those seeking a relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle.

About Aveo

Aveo is a leading provider of retirement living and aged care, with over 25 years’ experience in developing, operating and managing communities across Australia. We are dedicated to giving older Australians the best retirement living and care options available, by providing simplified contracts and high-quality services throughout our 94 communities. This is our promise to every resident and their families – ensuring that the quality lifestyle they buy into today, will stay that way.

Meet the team

Here to help you with anything you need while living at The Clayfield.


Community Manager

Craig Lawson is the Community Manager at The Clayfield. Highly-qualified and experienced, Craig has over 13 years’ experience in the retirement industry. Craig oversees the day-to-day operations of the village, ensuring everything is taken care of. He enjoys coming to work every day and all the work he puts into helping residents enjoy their retirement. Craig has an Associate Diploma in Business Management and is in the process of completing his CPA.



Thomas is a highly experienced chef with over 20 years’ industry experience. He has worked as a chef at a number of venues, from mass sporting events to a-la-carte restaurants. He is incredibly passionate about food, and enjoys serving up delicious, well-balanced meals for residents while hearing all about their earlier years. Thomas is a qualified Food Safety Supervisor and has been featured in a range of cookbooks and television shows.


Registered Nurse

Barbara is a highly qualified Registered Nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the aged care industry. Barbara has worked at The Clayfield for almost three years, providing residents with the care and support they need to keep enjoying their retirement. She loves her job, and often says the best part is having the opportunity to meet the residents and hear all about their life stories. Barbara holds a Diploma in Nursing Management, a Bachelor of Nursing (post-registration) and a Graduate Certificate in Aged Care.



James, like his father and his father before him, is a qualified tradesman with decades of experience in building and construction. As the Maintenance Supervisor at The Clayfield, James oversees all village maintenance. He enjoys working within the community’s stunning grounds and having the opportunity to help and build friendships with residents. James is a trade qualified carpenter, and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

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