Aged & Community Services Association of NSW & ACT represents retirement village owners and managers within the non-profit sector.
Tel: 8754 0400 or 1800 424 770 (country callers)
The Aged-care Rights Service (TARS) is a free advocacy service for residents of retirement villages, nursing homes and boarding houses. TARS provides publications, advice and referral for people seeking information. TARS also includes the Older Person's Legal Service (OPLS) which provides legal advice, assistance and education for older people throughout NSW. This service covers: consumer rights, human rights, social security/welfare, power of attorney and guardianship.
Tel: 9281 3600 or 1800 424 079 (country callers)
Community Referral Service of the Law Society of NSW can refer you to a solicitor specialising in retirement village matters.
Tel: 9926 0300
The Council on the Ageing (COTA) produces directories of retirement villages in both the metropolitan and country areas. These include details about the contracts, services and costs of each village.
Tel: 9286 3860 or 1800 449 102 (for regional callers only)
Law Access Service provides free legal information and advice in NSW.
Tel: 1300 888 529
TTY: 1300 889 529
The Retirement Village Association represents retirement village operators, owners, managers, developers, investors and industry specialists within the private sector across Australia. It provides accreditation to villages which meet the building and service standards set by the Association.
Tel: 9261 1777 or 1800 240 080
The Retirement Village Residents Association (RVRA) is a non-profit organisation which represents the interests of residents.
Tel: 1300 787 213
The Seniors Information Service (SIS) provides information to seniors and others on a variety of issues.
Tel: 13 12 44