Retirement villages links and contacts

NSW Fair Trading Retirement Village Calculator

It can help you understand the financial costs involved with retirement village living.

rvcalculator.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

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)

www.agedservices.asn.au

Seniors Rights Service

Provides free, confidential advocacy, advice, education and legal services to older people in NSW. This includes advice to residents of retirement villages about retirement village contracts and other disputes. This service covers: consumer rights, human rights, social security/welfare, power of attorney and guardianship.

Tel: 9281 3600 or 1800 424 079 (country callers)

www.seniorsrightsservice.org.au

Community Referral Service of the Law Society of NSW

The Society can refer you to a solicitor specialising in retirement village matters.

Tel: 9926 0300

Email: lawsociety@lawsociety.com.au

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)

www.cotansw.com.au

Law Access Service

Provides free legal information and advice in NSW.

Tel: 1300 888 529

TTY: 1300 889 529

Retirement Living Council, a division of the Property Council

It represents the retirement village industry including investors, property owners, developers, the industry’s professional service and trade providers.

Tel: 9033 1900

www.retirementliving.org.au/industry

Retirement Village Residents Association (RVRA)

A non-profit organisation which represents the interests of residents.

Tel: 1300 787 213

www.rvra.org.au

Seniors Information Service (SIS)

Provides information to seniors and others on a variety of issues.

Tel: 13 12 44

www.seniorsinfo.nsw.gov.au

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