Aged care and retirement housing

Retirement housing - information for residents

Retirement village living usually involves significant financial commitment and lifestyle changes.

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Download Retirement Villages - information for residents and prospective residents (338.1 KB PDF).

Copies of this booklet are also available from Office for the Ageing, phone 8204 2420.

The booklet covers the following areas:

  • Before moving into a retirement village:
    information to help you if you are considering retirement village living, such as what type of village you want to live in and what you can afford on a continuing basis.
  • Your rights and responsibilities:
    your rights and responsibilities as a resident and the obligations of retirement village operators.
  • Living in a retirement village:
    information about costs and service charges that you need to consider, resident committees and dealing with disputes.
  • Leaving a retirement village:
    information relating to leaving a village and to re-licensing of your residence.
  • Organisations to contact for advice:
    a list of organisations that can assist you with further information.
  • Retirement Villages checklist:
    a checklist to assist you in making a choice about moving into a retirement village.

Fact sheets

Below are some useful fact sheets on retirement village living:

Forms for residents

Related Information

Other websites

South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT)

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