Thinking about living in a retirement village


ARQRV, and other agencies and bodies have produced information about living in a retirement village.

Information provided by Queensland Retirement Village and Parks Advice Service (QRVPAS)

Topics covered include:

  • Frequently asked questions regarding retirement villages
  • Moving into a retirement village (Self-help Kit)
  • Fees and charges (Factsheet)

Information provided by Department of Housing 

Topics covered include:

  • Buying a unit in a retirement village
  • Documents the operator must supply
  • Fees
  • Village finances

Information provided by the Retirement Living Council

Explore the website and find out more about the lifestyle benefits of retirement living. Download fact sheets, learn about the payment structure and find out about the work of the Council to make contracts simple and easy to understand.

You can also view their planning checklist to prepare yourself to ask the right questions and make the right move.

Additional information provided by ARQRV

The following articles are provided as a guide for prospective residents of retirement villages.

A quick look at retirement villages

There are various arrangements under which retirement villages operate.

It is important that person thinking about living in a retirement village understand differences between arrangements.  Read more

Matters to consider before signing your residence contract

The ARQRV suggests that persons considering a retirement village should consider various important matters before signing a contract.  Read more

Disclosure of information and access to documents before signing residence contract and occupation of unit

Briefly explains that a scheme operator must, within certain timeframes, provide to a prospective resident, certain information documents relating to residency within the village, and when requested, information documents relating to the operation of the village.  Read more