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if you have questions about retirement living, we have the answers.

The Retirement Living Council is a dedicated national division of the Property Council of Australia, focused on retirement villages and seniors' housing.

A Wise Move has been created by the Retirement Living Council as a dedicated website offering unbiased information on retirement living options. Here you will find a variety of information about retirement living alternatives that has been designed to help you make informed decisions.

The Book of Wise Moves

To help you better understand the options available to you, the Retirement Living Council has put together The Book of Wise Moves. This one stop shop details everything you need to know about retirement living options, from costs to contracts, onsite services and so much more. Written to be accessible and easily understood, it's packed with examples to help you make an informed decision.

Download your free copy of the Book of Wise Moves here.

The Retirement Living Code of Conduct

To encourage high quality standards and showcase excellence in all aspects of the operation and management of villages, the Retirement Living Code of Conduct (the Code) has been developed.

The Code provides retirement community owners and operators with an agreed set of standards that they should meet to ensure retirement community residents have an excellent experience. It ensures operators are accountable to their residents for the standards they have agreed to uphold, operate with integrity and can implement best business practices across their community operations.

The Retirement Living Code Conduct came into effect on 1 January 2020.

Download a free copy of the Code of Conduct here. 

Retirement communities that have registered for the Code and made the commitment to high standards in retirement living can be identified on the map below.

For more information on the Code, please contact the Code Administrator. If you believe a community registered under the Code is not meeting its Code obligations you can lodge a complaint

If you are an operator who wants to sign up to the Code, register here.

If you are an operator who wants to sign up to the Provisional Code, register here.

**Provisionally subscribes to the code of conduct



The Retirement Living sector plays an important role in supporting older, single women in safe, purpose-built, affordable and age-friendly communities. 

The sector is diverse and provides accommodation in retirement villages, land lease communities, and affordable rental provided by commercial and not-for-profit operators, both large and small, in both metropolitan and regional areas throughout Australia.

With a foreword by the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson AO, the report provides a set of policy solutions to stop more older women slipping into homelessness.