Register a retirement village

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When you establish a retirement village, you must give a register notification to the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria. We will then list the village on the public register of retirement villages.

Under the Retirement Villages Act 1986, a retirement village is a community where:

  • most residents are 55 years or older or are retired from full-time employment (or are spouses/partners of such people)
  • residents receive accommodation and services, other than services provided in a residential care or aged care facility, and
  • 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. 

How to register

To submit your register notification, sign-in to your myCAV account. For information on creating your myCAV account, view our About myCAV page.

Create or sign-in to your myCAV account

You will receive confirmation of registration via myCAV and we will update the public register.

There is no fee to register.