Lodgement of a Retirement Village Notification - Victoria


If you operate a retirement village you must lodge a retirement village notification.

A retirement village is defined as:

  • An area where most residents are 55 years or over or are retired from full-time employment (or are spouses/partners of such people). Residents are provided with accommodation and services, other than the services provided in a residential care or aged care facility.
  • At least one of the residents, as a contractual condition of entering the retirement village, paid an ingoing contribution that was not rent. It does not matter who made that payment or whether it was a lump sum or by instalments.

When land is proposed to be used as a retirement village, the owner must lodge a notice with the Registrar of Titles prior to entering into any contracts with residents.

Immediately after lodging a retirement village notice with the Registrar of Titles, you will need to lodge a retirement village notification with the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to notify Consumer Affairs Victoria within 14 days if any change occurs to the information you submitted to CAV in the retirement village notification.


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No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Retirement Villages Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Retirement Villages (Records and Notices) Regulations 2015 Victoria

Application process


You will need to lodge a notice with the Registrar of Titles. You will also need to immediately lodge a retirement village notification with Consumer Affairs Victoria before you enter into any dealings with prospective residents.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Contact details

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