Aged care and retirement housing

Retirement housing - information for administering authorities

Administering authorities need a sound knowledge of the Act and Regulations to properly manage a retirement village. The Act was amended and the Regulations were revoked and replaced in 2006.

Information for administering authorities

Download a copy of Retirement villages - Information for administering authorities (1020.0 KB PDF) or phone the Office for the Ageing on 8204 2420.

The booklet contains information on the following areas:

  • Residence contracts - information regarding residence contracts which details both resident and administering authority obligations.
  • Residence rules - information regarding residence rules that can help to ensure residents understand their rights and obligations in relation to living in a retirement village.
  • Financial reporting and responsibilities - information outlining an administering authority's obligations to residents with regard to the presentation of a village's income and expenditure.
  • Dispute resolution - information on the best way to deal with disputes.
  • Dispute resolution process - information on the Office for the Ageing's role in assisting with dispute resolution.
  • Rights of residents and terminating a resident's right of occupation - information on dealing with terminating a resident's right of occupation.
  • Remarketing policy - outline of the steps you must take when remarketing a residence and the information which must be referred to in your policy.
  • Organisations to contact for advice - a list of organisations that can assist you with further information.

Forms for administering authorities

Office for the Ageing must be advised of changes to details of administering authorities of existing retirement villages in South Australia.

Change of details

Below are forms for the Retirement Villages Register:

Below are forms for applications to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT):

Related information

South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT)


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