We know leaving the village can often be difficult for residents and their families, so we aim to make the process simple and stress-free.

Easy exit

RetireAustralia will prepare, market and sell your home for you, in most cases at no extra cost, except in the event of exceptional wear and tear, damage, or alterations or additions to your home.

Guaranteed buyback

Under our independent living residence contract, we will buy back your retirement home after 6 months (New South Wales) or 12 months on the market (Queensland and South Australia) to give you the certainty to plan your next move.

Deferred payment fee

Like the majority of retirement village operators, RetireAustralia retains a portion of the funds from the sale of your home as a deferred payment fee. This deferred payment fee covers large-scale village improvements and RetireAustralia’s investment.

Our independent living residence contract allows you to calculate exactly how much you’ll get back based on your entry payment. The deferred payment fee will not exceed 35%, no matter how long you stay in the retirement village.


RetireAustralia’s independent living residence contract applies to independent living units in our leasehold and licence villages. For information about the features of our residence contracts for strata title villages or care apartments, call us on 1300 687 738 and one of our team members will be in touch.