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Retirement Housing

Retirement housing consists of accommodation for people who can still live fully independently or with limited support. It includes units, houses and apartments operating under the retirement village scheme; rental independent living units; community housing and residential parks. They are not funded by the Government but, depending on the amount paid in entry contribution (for retirement villages) or in rent, the resident may be eligible for Rent Assistance if they receive a pension, allowance or benefit.

This website contains a range of resources on the above housing options and links to external resources for people considering downsizing and moving.

We do not maintain information about other housing providers that may cater for seniors but are not covered by the current legislation.

See our information resources:

To move or not to move
Retirement housing types_Definitions
Packing up and moving
Staying longer in your home_Checklist
Retirement housing with ACF on site or adjacent

For specific information follow the links below to the relevant pages on this website:

Retirement Villages
Low cost rental and community housing
Residential Parks

Housing Consultant

For further information on all aspects of retirement housing in South Australia, you can make an appointment to talk to our housing consultant in our office at 149 Currie Street, Adelaide. Contact us on (08) 8168 8776 or by email at .

 You can also contact for information on buying and selling a house or downsizing and decluttering, including a list of professional organising services.

Online housing directory

To search for retirement villages or for rental independent living units for seniors with low means visit the website containing our directory.


Housing-related seminars regularly held by Catalyst Foundation include Retirement Villages and Downsizing.

These seminars are conducted at our office in Adelaide and have proven to be very popular. For information about our next seminar please contact us on (08) 8168 8776 or by email at . Bookings are essential.

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