Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2003

Closes 20 Nov 2023

Opened 8 Aug 2023


Tell us what you think about proposals for changing the Retirement Villages Act 2003, codes and regulations.

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is undertaking a review of the Retirement Villages Act 2003, and its associated regulations and codes.

On 2 August 2023 we published a discussion paper, Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2003: options for change. The discussion paper sets out proposals relating to the three main stages of retirement village living: moving in, living in, and moving out. It also seeks feedback on other topics, such as the definition of retirement village, insurance, the operation of the Retirement Villages Register, and the Code of Practice.

We want to hear from retirement village residents, their families, prospective residents, operators, sector bodies, legal advisors, and anyone else who has an interest in retirement villages.

Make a submission

There are different ways you can provide feedback:

  • Email:
  • Post: Retirement Villages Act Review, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, PO Box 82, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
  • Online survey: you can use our online survey tool which is available at the bottom of this page by selecting 'Make your submission'.
  • Downloadable survey: if you do not wish to use our online survey tool, this downloadable document has the same information and questions as the online survey. You can complete this survey electronically by clicking into the text fields and typing your answers, saving the document and emailing it to us. Or you can print it off, handwrite your answers, and either post the survey to us, or scan it and email it to us. Download the survey.

Please clearly state in your submission if you do not wish your name, or any other personal information, to be included in the summary of submissions.

Instructions for completing the survey

We recommend that you read the discussion paper before you complete the survey.

This survey covers a number of topic areas and includes all of the questions that are in the discussion paper. You can:

  • comment on all, or some, of the proposals
  • answer all, or some, of the survey questions
  • you can save your survey at any time and return later to complete it. You will receive an email with a link to return to the survey
  • if you share an email address, each person can complete their own survey, using the same shared email address
  • tell us anything else you think we should know relating to the review of the Retirement Villages Act 2003.

Your feedback provides valuable information and will help to inform the next stages of the review. Please provide comments and supporting explanations for your responses where relevant.

We appreciate the time and effort you are taking to respond to this consultation.

   Open date: 2 August 2023
   Closing date: 20 November 2023
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