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SVCS Independent Living

Independent Living

Our independent living communities offer an enviable retirement lifestyle. You will enjoy private, maintenance-free living with the comfort and security of on-site support.

Set in beautifully landscaped village environments, our independent living units are fully self-contained and complemented by well-appointed community amenities.

Key features of our independent living communities include:

  • One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments (dependent on location and availability)
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Private balconies and/or courtyards
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Community and activity rooms
  • Outdoor barbeque and entertainment spaces
  • On-site chapel or co-located parish church.

Community atmosphere

While each of our communities is unique, they share a common welcoming and peaceful atmosphere. With us, you have the freedom to be as independent and active as you like. Relax in the privacy of your own home, take advantage of the many social activities on offer, or enjoy a shopping trip on our community bus — the choice is yours.

Home maintenance

Let us relieve the stress associated with home maintenance.  Sit back and relax as we coordinate regular maintenance of the grounds and common garden areas, external cleaning, and building upkeep. We also take care of rates and water bills.

Peace of mind

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that assistance is available, if required. All of our residences have a 24-hour emergency call option with personal pendants.  Many of our independent living residents also take advantage of our Community Living services. Whether it’s lending a hand with day-to-day chores, organising visits to or from health professionals, or simply sharing a cup of tea and an enjoyable chat, we are here for you.

Find out more about our Community Living services here.

Our extended network of services and support

Our philosophy is to help you to stay within your home for as long as we can manage your health needs safely and to a high standard. However, should the time come when you need additional care, you will be given priority access to our residential living services (subject to availability and care requirements), many of which are co-located with our independent living communities.

You also have access to a comprehensive health network, which includes St Vincent’s Health Australia’s many well-respected public and private hospitals, as well as other highly regarded hospitals and medical services located in close proximity to our communities.

Purchasing process

Applying for an apartment in our independent living communities is managed directly with St Vincent's Care Services through a Licence to Occupy agreement. This agreement means you pay an ingoing fee equating to the purchase cost of the unit and gives you a right to licence and reside in the apartment for up to 50 years.

You also pay a a small daily fee (similar to a body corporate fee) which covers garden and site maintenence, on-site recreation services, rates and water charges and administration costs. 

Our Admissions Contact Centre team would be pleased to talk you through the particulars and answer any questions you may have. Please contact the team at our Admissions Contact Centre on 1800 778 767.