Seniors housing resources and contacts

Before you make any major decision about your housing options, please research your options thoroughly. It is a good idea to review the laws relating to your accommodation choice and to get independent advice.

Resources

Acts and regulations

Copies of the Acts listed in this guide can be found at the State Law Publisher
You can contact the State Law Publisher on (08) 6552 6000.

Publications

The following publications are available from Consumer Protection:

A copy of these publications can be obtained by contacting the Consumer Protection Advice Line on 1300 304 054.

Publications from other government departments

A Guide to Strata Titles from Landgate on (08) 9273 7044.

Contacts

Before making any major decision, it is a good idea to get legal and financial advice.

Depending on the issue you need advice on and your income and assets, it is possible you will not be able to get free legal assistance and you will have to pay a private lawyer.

Type of enquiry Who to contact
Title searches Landgate, (08) 9273 7373 or 1300 556 224 (country)
Building Building Commission, 1300 489 099
Subdivisions Western Australian Planning Commission, (08) 6551 9000
Retirement villages

Retirement Villages Association, (08) 9322 9909
Aged and Community Services Western Australia
(08) 9244 8233 or 1800 672 500
Western Australian Retirement Complexes Resident’s Association, 0488 812 888

Renting Commonwealth Rent Assistance: Centrelink 13 2300
Help with staying at home Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, 1800 052 222
Department of Veterans' Affairs, 13 32 54
Independent Living Centre of Western Australia, 1300 885 886
Aged care Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre,1800 052 222
Aged and Community Care Information Line, 1800 500 853
Concessions and rebates Seniors Card Hotline, (08) 6551 8800 or 1800 671 233
Budgets and debts Financial Counselling Hotline, 1800 007 007
Financial information Centrelink Financial Information Service, 13 2300
Reverse mortgages National Information Centre on Retirement Investments
1300 636 878
Senior Australians Equity Release Association of Lenders (SEQUAL), (02) 9858 1179
Pension Loan Scheme Centrelink, 13 2300
Department of Veterans' Affairs,13 3254
Family agreements Older People’s Rights Service, (08) 9440 1663
Legal information and advice Legal Aid, 1300 650 579
Finding a private lawyer Law Society of Western Australia, (08) 9322 7877

Fact sheet

Detailed information from the seniors housing guide. 

Contacts and more information fact sheet

 

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