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In April 2013 a Parliamentary Select Committee was established to review the Retirement Villages Act 1987.

The purpose of this review was to assess and evaluate the rights and responsibilities of residents and operators of registered retirement villages in South Australia.

On 20 May 2014, the Minister for Ageing tabled the Government’s response to the Select Committee’s recommendations, acknowledging the need for reforms to the Act based on a range of submissions made by peak bodies, operators and retirement village residents. 

The recommendations included:

  • clarifying the rights and responsibilities of both operators and residents
  • enhancing information disclosure requirements
  • providing tighter definitions
  • implementing improved consumer protections.

The Retirement Villages Bill 2015 (link below) has been developed in response to these recommendations and is now open for consultation.

It is aimed that these changes will make it simpler for residents and operators of retirement villages to understand their rights and responsibilities as well as reflect contemporary practice and the needs of an ageing population.

Consultation process

As part of the consultation process, Office for the Ageing, SA Health is seeking feedback on the Retirement Villages Bill 2015.

You can refer to the Guide to the Retirement Villages Bill and Frequently Asked Questions document below that outline in detail the proposed changes to the Act.

Provide your feedback

You can provide your feedback by:

If you prefer, complete the feedback form online via the online survey by 24 April 2015.


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