In 2009, Southern Cross Care purchased the 24,000sqm Carmelite convent in Myrtle Bank at the intersection of Cross Road and Glen Osmond Road.

Soon after the purchase of the convent, home to the Carmelite nuns for more than 70 years, the organisation acquired a number of surrounding residential properties, creating a total site of more than 3ha. Southern Cross Care's vision was to create a vibrant and inclusive retirement living and aged care community on the site. Almost 10-years on, the original vision has come to life.



Carmelite offers residents and visitors an outstanding range of amenities and services, to complement the exquisite accommodation and convenient location.

Carmelite now boasts 38 luxury retirement living apartments, 70 individual residential aged care rooms with private en-suites, a health & wellness centre, and a range of amenities including a café, light-filling dining room, beauty salon, majestic landscaped surrounds and outdoor entertaining spaces.

The Community Health & Wellness Centre features an amazing heated therapy pool, European resistance-based gym equipment, private health & wellness services, and group classes to keep you fit healthy and active.

The café, named after the Bowler Family - who has played an integral role in Southern Cross Care's history - offers a range of chef-prepared meals, hot and cold beverages, and even room service for those lucky enough to call Carmelite home. With a light-filled indoor dining room, and a gorgeous terrace for the sunny days, the Bowler Family Cafe is the perfect meeting spot for residents, families and friends.