Retirement Villages Code of Practice - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to operate a retirement village. Retirement villages provide accommodation, amenities and other services to people older than 55 years.

The aims of the code include:

  • promoting fair trading practices by setting out the rights and obligations of the retirement village and its residents
  • encouraging fairness in the operation of retirement villages
  • requiring the disclosure of all relevant information to people intending to become a resident
  • requiring the provision of contracts detailing the obligations and entitlements of residents and the retirement village
  • facilitating effective consultation between the retirement village and its residents
  • establishing appropriate mechanisms for resolving disputes.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply All Fair Trading (Retirement Villages Code) Regulations 2022 (Opens in new window) Important

Act(s) name

Fair Trading Act 2010 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

Contact details

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