With the aging population of Australia continuing its rapid growth, the demand for products, services, and accommodation that caters to these communities is increasing.
This trend presents tremendous opportunities for investors, and overseas organisations are increasingly interested in exploring business opportunities in the seniors market. But, the legislation regulating this market is complex and it can be difficult to identify which industry is most suitable. Different sectors are subject to different legal requirements and present different asset and profit opportunities.
The industries with arguably the greatest potential for commercial success are the Retirement Villages industry and Aged Care industry. While both industries are primed to provide enormous investment opportunities to overseas investors, it is essential that any individual or organisation contemplating investment understand the key features of each industry. Not only are they very different in how their products, services, and accommodation are designed and marketed to the seniors community, each industry is regulated with vastly different sets of legal rights and obligations which can impact an organisations ability take full advantage of the opportunities arising in this market.
This article outlines the key features that overseas investors should be aware of when first considering whether to you invest in the Retirement Villages or Aged Care industries in Australia.