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The Retirement Living Council (RLC) is the national leadership group for the retirement living sector, championing policies that deliver age-friendly homes and better services in retirement communities. The RLC sits within the Property Council’s national advocacy team and is the most powerful voice of the sector, representing national retirement village and senior living community operators.

We represent members on issues of national significance, such as tax advocacy, village accreditation and wider industry reform like the Retirement Living Code of Conduct. We manage a national research agenda for the sector, and work with state Divisions to help coordinate local retirement living advocacy, village manager training and industry education. We also play an active role telling the industry’s story – which now includes more than 200,000 Australian retirees.

We’re excited and energised by the opportunities for the industry and feel enormous pride for the work we do to create a better future for ageing Australians.

Daniel Gannon
Retirement Living Council Executive Director

Better Housing for Better Health

The Retirement Living Council has released the Better Housing for Better Health report, which outlines the industry’s contribution to housing, healthcare and the 250,000 people who live in age-friendly communities

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  • Outlook Lunch

    The Fullerton Hotel
    Sydney, NSW
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  • Retirement Living Half Day Forum 2024

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    Waterview in Bicentennial Park
    Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
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Our priorities help create a better future for the retirement living industry, and promote best practice. Our advocacy is firmly focused on ensuring high quality village developments and age friendly communities, and showcasing excellence.  

The industry is setting high standards for environmentally sustainable development and we’re increasingly seeing retirement communities form part of vibrant mixed-use communities. While educating governments and stakeholders on the social and societal benefits of retirement living, we’re pushing for fair and balanced regulation and focused on generating investor confidence. By improving the way capital markets and investors view and value the industry we can encourage greater institutional investment, higher standards and sustained growth. 

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The Property Council of Australia represents the interests of more than 2,300 member companies and we welcome membership from organisations of any size and interest in the property industry.

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The Retirement Living Council (RLC) is Australia’s national leadership group representing the retirement living sector, championing policies that support more investment in age-friendly communities. The RLC is powered forward by its Division Council, representing private and not-for-profit owners and operators across the country.

As Australia’s preeminent industry voice, the RLC champions the growth and sustainability of retirement living, affordable housing options for senior Australians, advocating for fair and balanced regulation, ensuring best practices, providing strong industry leadership, and showcasing excellence.

Committee members are appointed for a two-year term, with the current Committees commencing their tenure in February 2023.

National Retirement Living Awards

The Property Council’s National Retirement Living Awards celebrate excellence and achievement across all parts of the retirement living sector. 

Innovation & Excellence Awards

The annual Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards are the most prominent property awards in Australia, promoting excellence in design and innovation in the built environment since 1982.

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Underutilised sector ready to assist

The value proposition for the retirement living sector has never been stronger with its affordability and care solutions; however, more needs to be done to capitalise on industry’s potential, according to experts.

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We are deeply grateful to our Corporate Partners for their contributions. These partnerships enable us to deliver quality work and experiences for our members, which in turn benefits the entire Retirement Living industry.