South Australia’s Plan for Ageing Well 2020-2025 outlines the State Government and community’s vision and priorities for ageing well for all South Australians.
The Retirement Villages Unit administers the Retirement Villages Act 2016 and Retirement Villages Regulations 2017. The Retirement Villages Unit promotes and enforces compliance with the legislation, provides general advice and information about retirement villages and assists in resolving disputes between residents and operators.
The Retirement Villages Unit also maintains the South Australian Retirement Villages Register which contains information about all retirement villages in South Australia.
More information about housing for seniors, better practice guidelines for operators and information sheets for retirement village residents and operators can be found on the retirement and assisted living page.
Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2016
The Retirement Villages Act commenced on 1 January 2018 and was required to be reviewed after three years.
Retirement Villages (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill Community Consultation
A public consultation on the draft Retirement Villages (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, which proposes to amend the Retirement Villages Act 2016, ran from 31 March to 19 May 2023.
The consultation provided an opportunity for stakeholders to consider whether the proposed changes achieve the intent of the review recommendations, and if any additional changes to the legislation are needed before the Bill is introduced in Parliament.
The consultation is now closed, and community feedback is being considered to finalise the draft Amendment Bill before it's introduced to State Parliament.