Retirement villages & Independent living

Living in a retirement village makes life easier and allows you to make the most of your retirement, whether it’s enjoying village life and social activities, locking up and leaving for a trip away, or just relaxing in the comfort and security of your new home.

A neighbour when you need to leave the house without a worry

We’ve been creating retirement communities with your comfort and enjoyment in mind for over 50 years. With 29 independent living villages across NSW the ACT and Qld, there’s always something to enjoy at an IRT community.

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Is retirement living right for me?

 Many of our residents say they have become more active, more confident and enjoy a greater social life since moving into an IRT retirement village.

A hassle-free home you love

A retirement village is a purpose-built community designed for you to spend more time doing the things you love.

Maintenance support

Our supportive team will take care of the daily maintenance and help make your life a breeze.

Feel safe and secure

All of our retirement villages have various security measures in place, from in-home 24/7 security systems to access control to building.

Community connections

Meet new people and make new friends through shared events, communal spaces and social activities.


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Our residents are our biggest advocates

As part of our 2021 Customer Experience Survey, we asked over 1000 of our residents what they thought about living in a IRT retirement village.


Feel safe and secure

Over 90% of our residents told us they feel safe and secure in their retirement village community.


Feel connected

Over 97% of our residents feel connected to their retirement village community.


Would recommend their village

Over 87% of our residents would recommend their local IRT retirement village to a friend.

Live the good life with IRT

Experience the IRT difference

If you want to downsize your home and upsize your life, IRT is the experienced retirement village provider you can trust. Our friendly team and service networks make independent living a breeze. Experience the possibilities at IRT.

50+ years' experience

We’ve been creating retirement communities for more than 50 years, with more than 30 villages across NSW, ACT and Qld.

Dedicated staff

Discover how easy life can be with an IRT Retirement Village Manager and team.


As a not-for-profit community provider, we put people first.

Allied health professionals

Find service providers you can trust, with the IRT network advantage.

Proud members of the Retirement Living Council and supporters of the Retirement Living Code of Conduct.

Costs and ownership

Independent living in an IRT retirement village is an affordable choice for a great lifestyle.

At IRT, we want to make it as easy as possible to understand the costs of living in a retirement village, and we’re here to help you each step of the way. We’ve broken down the costs into three easy-to-understand stages. 

Frequently asked questions

A retirement village is a community of people of at least 55 years of age living in homes specifically designed to make life easier and more enjoyable. You live independently in your own home while enjoying the benefits of community living. Site maintenance and landscaping is taken care of, there are communal areas and you can usually access support such as home care services. A retirement village is not an aged care centre.

No, your home is generally not furnished. Villas, apartments and units are usually sold unfurnished, but we do sometimes show furnished pictures on our website or in our sales materials to help give you a sense of what it can look like with furniture and decor. At certain villages, however, furniture may be available for purchase (for example, IRT Macarthur).

The majority of our homes come pre-installed with whitegoods! This may include a fridge, washing machine or dryer, but it varies from site to site and home to home so check with your sales consultant to find out more.

There are a few common signs that you may need to downsize and consider a retirement village:

  • Your current home is unsafe or unsuitable for your ageing needs
  • You want to live closer to an aged care centre, medical services or a hospital
  • You’re feeling isolated
  • You’re looking for a hassle-free home where things like maintenance are taken care of
  • You’re not happy with your current home – it’s too big, too difficult or you don’t enjoy the location.

IRT villages no longer involve waitlists for potential residents, instead you can simply join a free expression of interest list and we’ll keep you up-to-date with available homes and events such as open days. To join, simply fill out our form on our website here or call us on 134 478 and one of our friendly team members will help you get all the info about the village and we’ll keep you updated as homes become available.

No, IRT grants you a lease or licence to occupy your home. This gives you a variety of options to better suit your financial circumstances. These options may vary from village to village (and even state to state), so speak to your sales consultant to find the option that works best for you.

Many villages allow you to have small pets, but they need to be approved before you move in. What’s allowed varies from village to village, and in some cases pets aren’t allowed at all, so it’s always best to check with the specific village you’re considering before moving in.

Yes, you can. You just need to ensure you obtain written approval from the village manager before going ahead.

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