Looking for a home in a residential park continues to grow in Victoria as it provides cost effective and affordable accommodation to those wishing to downsize in a resort-style community, while still having all the benefits of owning your home and having total independence.
There are also many tourist parks which provide dedicated areas for residential living that may allow relocatable homes or caravan and annexes be set up in their parks.
Residing long term in a caravan park or residential village has many advantages as ongoing maintenance is usually less that an established home and they provide a safe and secure environment and a sense of belonging to a community.
Residential parks provide common areas, a range of facilities and amenities for the personal comfort, convenience and enjoyment of residents, however these can vary considerably between parks.
When considering living or renting long term in a caravan park or selling your home and moving into a residential park is a big step – it is a good idea that you seek independent financial and legal advice and familiarise yourself with the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.
The good news for those considering residential parks is that if you are entitled to any form of pension, it is likely that you will also be able to receive Commonwealth rent assistance. The amount of rent assistance you can receive varies depending upon the level of rent.
Before you act, get the facts.
The rights and responsibilities of park owners and resident alike are explained in detail and the links below are provided for your further information.
If you are looking for residential stay at a peaceful and enjoyable caravan park, there are multiple locations based in Victoria that can cater to such requests.
The caravan parks listed below either offer movable dwellings or give you the opportunity for your caravan to stay on site for long periods.