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Moving into a village lifestyle is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. We hope that the information provided here addresses any concerns you may have about choosing Clarenvale Retirement Village as your new home.
The information provided here is a guideline only for prospective purchasers who will, upon reserving a unit, receive copies of all legal documentation for presentation to their legal advisers.
Leases do not incur government stamp duty. In addition, all residents will have the protection offered by law under the Victorian Retirement Villages Act 1986.

In addition to the ingoing fee, the normal costs incurred in the acquisition are:

  • Legal costs to prepare your contracts for your new unit
  • Telephone connection fee
  • Electricity connection fee
  • Gas connection fee
  • The weekly service charge is determined annually, and is only increased in accordance with the Retirement Villages Act.
  • Currently the weekly charge is $78.05
  • It is paid on a fortnightly basis by direct debit and covers:
    • All external maintenance on the buildings
    • Maintenance of communal grounds and all lawn mowing
    • Property insurance, public liability and work cover (excludes contents insurance)
    • Employment of a full time manager and other staff and contractors
    • Operational costs of the Community Centre
    • Costs of all outside community lighting
    • The use of the shopping bus every fortnight
    • 24 hour emergency call system
  • Your “Contents insurance”
  • Electricity and Gas charges
  • Telephone charges
  • Council & water rates assessed on your unit
  • Water usage for your own unit
  • When you leave the village permanently, your unit lease will be resold to a new resident and the you or your estate will receive the new entry amount less the following deductions:
    • A once only administrative fee of 3% of the new entry amount (i.e. the re-sale price of the unit, administration, marketing & advertising etc)
    • A fee of 3% per annum of the re-sale of the unit price for each year or part year of occupancy to a maximum of 10 years with a minimum of 2 years.
    • Refurbishment and re-instatement costs
  • Yes, an initial deposit of $1,000 is required for your reservation
  • You have a 3 day cooling off period after your pay the initial deposit
  • You will be given a set of specimen Contracts and other documents prescribed by the Retirement Villages Act, so that your solicitor can check them for you
  • Yes, but not until at least 21 days after you have received them
  • In line with our Town Planning requirements you need to be in your 55th year or older and capable of living independently
  • You need not be retired from employment, but you are not permitted to conduct a business from your unit
  • There is an 24 hour Emergency call system located in each unit
  • Call buttons are located in the kitchen, bathroom and main bedroom.
  • A waterproof pendant is also provided for wearing both inside and outside the unit.
  • Our shopping bus has scheduled trips to major shopping centers
  • Local shops in walking distance
  • Medical centres close by provide all medical services – Radiology, Pathology, Psychology, MRI, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, etc
  • Our local pharmacies deliver directly to your door
  • We are within easy reach of Churches, Golf Courses, Bowls Clubs, Tennis Clubs, Parks, Scenic Walks, Bike Paths, Senior Citizen’s Clubs, Probus, RSL, Library, Recreation Ground, Tennis, Playground etc
  • Chelsea Beach is only 1.5 km from the village with numerous cafes and restaurants located along Nepean Highway

Please feel free to call the Manager to make an appointment, when you will be shown around our delightful village and have your questions answered in detail.

Call 9772 4080 today for a no obligation inspection.  Feel free to bring the family along.  

Hours are 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.