About retirement villages
Retirement villages are premises where a community of seniors live in independent living units or serviced units, and share common facilities and amenities. They cater for retirees and older members of the community. In some villages, personal care and support services can be purchased for a fee.
Retirement villages may be owned by commercial operators for profit or by charitable, religious or ethnic not-for-profit organisations. They do not receive government funding.
Learn more about retirement village living including:
Retirement villages are regulated by the Retirement Villages Act 1999
(PDF, 605KB). Regular inspections are carried out on retirement villages to ensure they are complying with the Act. It is important that operators are aware of their obligations as penalties
apply for those who do not comply.
If you are a retirement village operator, you can view our guide
for an overview of your registration, financial, reporting and legal obligations. For specific legal advice please contact a solicitor.
The Residential Services Unit administers the Retirement Villages Act 1999
, which is currently being reviewed
Residential Services Unit
Box 690, Brisbane Qld 4001