Retirement Living, Aged Care & Manufactured Home Estates

As the Australian population ages, the demand for accommodation, services and care within the retirement living and aged care sectors continues to increase at a rapid rate. This increasing demand and the highly regulated nature of the industries mean that operators, developers and other stakeholders are faced with many challenges.

Our team of retirement living, aged care and manufactured home estate lawyers at ClarkeKann have extensive expertise and experience in assisting developers, scheme operators, providers, park owners, banks and industry bodies in providing quality legal and strategic advice to clients for the entire life of any retirement living, aged care or manufactured home estate project.

We advise both private and publicly listed operators, developers and financiers as well as clients in the profit, charitable and benevolent sectors within the industry.


  • Acquisition and disposal of sites, villages and facilities
  • Construction
  • Funding and taxation
  • Planning and environment
  • Legislative and regulatory compliance
  • Village and facility documentation
  • High volume accommodation unit conveyancing
  • Workplace relations and safety


Regis Aged Care

Advising Regis Aged Care on its retirement living assets in Queensland, including drafting of village documentation and high volume accommodation unit conveyancing.

Masonic Care Queensland

Advising Masonic Care Queensland on all aspects of its new retirement living master planned developments in Queensland, including regulatory compliance, structuring, financing, drafting of village documentation and high volume accommodation unit conveyancing.

Palm Lake Group

Advising Palm Lake Group on its retirement village assets in Queensland and New South Wales, including regulatory compliance, operational issues, drafting of village documentation and high volume accommodation unit conveyancing.

Pradella Property Ventures

Advising Pradella Property Ventures in relation to the development and operation of its "Seachange" manufactured home estate village for over 50s at Arundel.

Australian Unity

Advising Australian Unity on the refinancing of their facilities in relation to their retirement living and aged care assets.

Retirement village and aged care operators and banks

Advising various retirement village developers and operators in the not for profit and commercial sectors on the establishment and operation of retirement villages, including regulatory compliance, acquisition and disposal of sites and facilities, structuring, financing, drafting of village and facility documentation and high volume accommodation unit conveyancing. Clients have included The Salvation Army, Garden Villages, other private operators and major banks lending in the retirement living and aged care sectors.

Our team



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