We welcome your enquiry about retirement living at the Willoughby Village which offers both Self Care and Hostel accommodation in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Willoughby-Village_MG_8110-smlThe official business name of the village is Willoughby Retirement Community Association (ABN 60 001 838 777). This is a non-profit community association set up in the early 1970’s on land donated by Willoughby City Council to provide accommodation and care for retired and aged people, with a priority for those from Willoughby and neighbouring areas.

WRCA is managed by a board of volunteer directors employing 30 professional staff.

The Village facilities include a separate lounge / library / computer room, a Community Function / Craft Room, outdoor barbecue, a communal laundry on each floor of the Self Care tower, and a dining room for Hostel & Outreach Residents. Adjacent to our self-contained apartments is Willoughby Hostel which provides studio accommodation, dining and daily assistance “in-house”.

WRCA’s campus has 85 apartments of which 40 are government funded and operated as residential care places under the Aged Care Act (including respite care up to nine weeks per year) and “Outreach” assistance.

The units are different styles and sizes ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, suitable for independent living and “ageing in place” with the assisted care from our on-site nursing staff.


“Outreach” is a service provided by our hostel to residents living in self-contained units who require help with everyday activities. WRCA is pleased to offer flexibility in accommodation and levels of assistance for individual residents, including couples in two-bedroom units with different health care needs.

Annual Report of Directors & Financial Statements are available from the Village on request.

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We hope you become a friend of Willoughby Retirement Community Association.