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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 249,000 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

RLC submission – Aged Care Bill 2023 Exposure draft

The RLC broadly welcomes the Australian government’s aged care reforms through the draft Aged Care Bill 2023 (the Bill) and understands the government’s aim to put the individual at the centre of the aged care system through a rights-based framework.

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Shared Care

The Retirement Living Council presents this important report and commend it to industry, consumers and governments around Australia: Shared Care.

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Source: Better Housing for Better Health (2023), 2022 PwC / Property Council Retirement Census (2022).

With the number of Australians aged over 75 set to increase from two million currently to 3.4 million by 2040, there are several key priorities that are central to our advocacy.

Focus areas of ours include increasing the supply of age friendly communities to meet demand as our population ages, while also highlighting the potential of the retirement living sector to help ease the burden on the healthcare system due to the growing care needs of the growing cohort of older Australians.

We are working to educate political stakeholders and the wider community on the benefits for older Australians when they live in a retirement village, and the positive flow on effect this has for the broader community, while we are also working with governments across the country to ensure a balanced approach to ongoing reforms of legislation that guide the sector.

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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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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.