Aged care and retirement housing

Retirement housing - information for operators

Operators need a sound knowledge of the Act and Regulations to properly manage a retirement village.

Recently the state government undertook consultation to improve legislation for retirement villages and strike a balance between the needs of residents and operators.

As a result, the Retirement Villages Act 2016 and the Retirement Villages Regulations 2017 commenced on 1 January 2018 replacing the previous Act and Regulations.

Information for operators

For information about your obligations and rights under the Act and Regulations download ‘Retirement Villages Act 2016 – Information for Operators (830.3 KB PDF)’. The topics in the booklet are also available in the individual information sheets below.

If you have questions please phone Office for Ageing Well on 8204 2420 for information on the following:

Forms for operators

Office for Ageing Well must be advised of changes to details of operators of existing retirement villages in South Australia.

Change of details

Forms for the Retirement Villages Register:

Forms for applications to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT):

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