Retirement Living

Retirement Village Accreditation

The Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) will be the new, single accreditation scheme for retirement village and seniors housing operators. ARVAS was developed by LASA and the Property Council of Australia.

It replaces two previous schemes, Lifemark and International Retirement Community Accreditation Scheme (IRCAS).

The ARVAS set of national standards are designed to work with the sector’s self assessment tool – the Retirement Living Code of Conduct, which comes into full effect from 1 January 2020.

View the draft ARVAS standards here.

Read a background article on the development of the standards here.

If you have any queries about retirement living or seniors housing in Australia please email LASA’s Principal Advisor Retirement Living, Paul Murphy on