Retirement Villages Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Why consider retirement living in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

As NSW’s second-largest city, Newcastle – and the Lake Macquarie region directly to its south – is well-served by urban infrastructure and amenities for all ages. Regular public transport runs within the area, and Sydney is within two hours by road or rail. For Australians looking for someone perfect to retire, whether beach or lake side in townships like Morisset, Toronto and Warners Bay, or a little further inland at Wyee, Cooranbong and Maitland, services and support are always close at hand.

  • Population (as at 2022): 396000
  • 91% Australian citizens and 19% aged 65 or older
  • Summer average temps 19°C min to 25°C max
  • Winter average temps 9°C min to 19°C max
  • Major freeway links Newcastle with Sydney (approx 2 hours) with main roads north to Lake Macquarie centres
  • Newcastle rail network includes services to Nelson Bay as well as Hunter Valley locations.
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Calvary St Francis Aged Care

Eleebana, NSW Ref:PL28150

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Lake Munmorah Lifestyle Village

Lake Munmorah, NSW Ref:PL20034

Levande The Village Swansea

Swansea, NSW Ref:PL6692

Lynden Grove Retirement Village

Cardiff Heights, NSW Ref:PL5596

Rosedale by Teman

Cooranbong, NSW Ref:PL20769

Maroba The Manor

Waratah, NSW Ref:PL20861

Carey Bay Retirement Living

Carey Bay, NSW Ref:PL21130

Avondale Lifestyle Community

Cooranbong, NSW Ref:PL5237

Greenleaf Tenambit

Tenambit, NSW Ref:PL5900

Wyee Point Lifestyle Community

Wyee Point, NSW Ref:PL5240

Jewells Lifestyle Community

Jewells, NSW Ref:PL5239

Ashton Gardens

East Maitland, NSW Ref:PL6054

Mawson Court

Caves Beach, NSW Ref:PL4450

Lakeside Retirement Village

Bonnells Bay, NSW Ref:PL6084

Sugar Valley Lifestyle Estate

West Wallsend, NSW Ref:PL5242

Valhalla - Chain Valley Bay

Chain Valley Bay, NSW Ref:PL23783

Banksia Grove Village

Williamtown, NSW Ref:PL5440

Bayway Village

Fern Bay, NSW Ref:PL5473

Wangi Shores Retirement Village

Wangi Wangi, NSW Ref:PL6956

Teraglin Lakeshore Home Village

Chain Valley Bay, NSW Ref:PL6735

Green Hills Retirement Community

East Maitland, NSW Ref:PL6149

Ellimatta Village

East Maitland, NSW Ref:PL24170

Sarina Court

Maryland, NSW Ref:PL24156

Ingenia Lifestyle The Grange

Morisset, NSW Ref:PL5227

The Whiddon Group Hamilton

Hamilton, NSW Ref:PL6788

The Whiddon Group Adamstown

Adamstown, NSW Ref:PL6786

Ambleside Village

Morisset Park, NSW Ref:PL6337

Whiddon Redhead

Redhead, NSW Ref:PL24258

The Bay Village Estate

Bonnells Bay, NSW Ref:PL6739

Elermore Glen

Elermore Vale, NSW Ref:PL24311

Parktrees Village

Lake Munmorah, NSW Ref:PL6328

Dune Rise - Belmont

Belmont, NSW Ref:PL24316

Palm Lake Resort Fern Bay

Fern Bay, NSW Ref:PL24345

Catalina Lake Macquarie

Cooranbong, NSW Ref:PL24618

Eleebana Shores

Eleebana, NSW Ref:PL24655

Heather Court

Stockton, NSW Ref:PL9315

Ocean Breeze - Redhead

Redhead, NSW Ref:PL24846

The Sanctuary - Redhead

Redhead, NSW Ref:PL24831

Jasmine Lakeside Village

Wyee Point, NSW Ref:PL24850

Buchanan Court Retirement Living

Merewether, NSW Ref:PL25128


Medowie, NSW Ref:PL25206

Sandy Creek at Sugar Valley

West Wallsend, NSW Ref:PL25325

Lake Macquarie - Morisset

Morisset, NSW Ref:PL25427

Lakeside - Chain Valley Bay

Chain Valley Bay, NSW Ref:PL25422

Elements of Toronto

Toronto, NSW Ref:PL25443

The Cove Village

Fullerton Cove, NSW Ref:PL25456

Central Village Newcastle

Mayfield, NSW Ref:PL25491

The Merewether Residences

Adamstown, NSW Ref:PL25619

Sweetwater Grove

Tomago, NSW Ref:PL27872

Calvary Nazareth Retirement Village

Belmont North , NSW Ref:PL27951

Meander Village

Wyong , NSW Ref:PL27991

Lusso Estate

Wadalba, NSW Ref:PL27993

Marmong Waters Country Club

Booragul, NSW Ref:PL28106

Element Fullerton Cove, Hunter Region

Fullerton Cove, NSW Ref:PL28115

Woodlands Grove

Wallsend, NSW Ref:PL28205

Woodlands Place

Wallsend, NSW Ref:PL28206

Oasis Redhead

Redhead , NSW Ref:PL28222

Sunstrip Village

Blacksmiths , NSW Ref:PL28226

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DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

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Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

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