Last updated 14 December 2016

Residents in a retirement village can establish a residents committee under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) (Retirement Villages Act).

Members of the residents committee must be elected and can hold office for one year but may be re-elected or removed from office at any time by a special resolution of the village residents (s 127 Retirement Villages Act).

The residents of a village may adopt a constitution for the committee and its operations (s 128 Retirement Villages Act). The function of the committee is to deal with the village operator on behalf of the residents of the village about the day-to-day running of the village and any complaints or proposals raised by the residents (s 129 Retirement Villages Act).

Residents of the village may, by special resolution and with the agreement of the operator, make a change or revoke any by-laws in the village. An operator must not unreasonably refuse to abide by a residents’ resolution in relation to the by-laws (s 130 Retirement Villages Act).

Every year, the operator must call an annual general meeting of the residents as soon as practicable after the annual financial statements are available and present the statements. At least a 21-day notice of the meeting must be given in writing to each resident (s 131 Retirement Villages Act).