Retirement housing - information for operators

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

The Retirement Villages Act 2016 and the Retirement Villages Regulations 2017 commenced on 1 January 2018.

Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2016

The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has tabled in Parliament a report on the outcomes of the Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2016 (831.2 KB PDF).

The Act commenced on 1 January 2018 and was required to be reviewed after three years.

Community feedback was sought to find out whether the Act meets its intended objectives and if there needs to be consideration given to legislative changes.

Submissions to the review closed 16 April 2021.

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

Enforcement Framework for retirement villages

The Office for Ageing Well has developed the Retirement Villages Enforcement Framework (207.9 KB PDF) to provide guidance and clarity to operators of retirement villages, residents of those retirement villages and the community with respect to enforcement of the Retirement Villages Act 2016 and Retirement Villages Regulations 2017.

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