Behind the glossy brochures and satisfaction surveys, unscrupulous retirement housing operators hide a dirty secret: they are making a fortune from retirement residents' nest eggs.
We are campaigning to
- Establish a Retirement Housing Ombudsman
- Put a stop to excessive fees
- Introduce mandatory minimum training and accreditation standards
- Reduce the complexity of contracts
What can we do?
- Join the Retirement Accommodation Working Group
Are you passionate about retirement housing reform? A new working group is meeting throughout 2018 to work together for change.
- Write to the Premier
Send your message to Premier Daniel Andrews and ask him to commit to the sensible recommendations in the Parliamentary report, to make housing for older Victorians affordable and fair.
- Write to your MP
In the lead up to the Victorian federal election, let your elected representative know that Retirement Housing Matters to you!
- Meet with your MP
Meeting with your MP can be daunting but they need to hear from us! Here are some resouces to help
Retirement Housing Matters is a campaign partnership Consumer Action Law Centre (link is external), Council on the Ageing (link is external), Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria and Housing for the Aged Action Group.