Moving into a Retirement Village


Moving into a retirement village is an investment decision as well as a lifestyle decision.                                                

People have many reasons for moving into a retirement village, combining the benefits of being in a private and secure environment with a home that is easily maintained.                                            

Retirement villages offer social activities, amenities and the freedom to choose a lifestyle that meets your needs.                                

There are hundreds of retirement villages in NSW of different sizes and styles providing a range of services and facilities.                                                

Take time to obtain all the information you can from the villages that interest you.                                                

NSW Fair Trading provide information to help prospective residents. The links below provide useful information.





Living in a Retirement Village

There are a number of aspects associated with living in a retirement village. These are listed below together with the relevant links.


Ongoing costs:


Rights, obligations and village rules:,-obligations-and-village-rules


Safety, emergency plans and evacuation exercises:,-emergency-plans-and-evacuation-exercises


Replacements, repairs and alterations:,-maintenance-and-alterations


Meetings and committees:


Village budgets and accounts:


Retirement village disputes:



Leaving a Retirement Village

Leaving a retirement village will be different depending on your ‘type of tenure’.                                                

More information is available via the link below:                   


Retirement Village Ambassador

The Retirement Village Ambassador program launched in December 2018.    

The program has been developed as part of the Government’s plan to improve retirement village living in NSW.    

Details are available in the link below.