About the village

Our fees

We’ve created a fee structure to help you enjoy the home, community and lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of in your retirement.

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Purchasing your new home in a retirement village is a little different to buying a typical residential property and at The Avenue Maroochydore, we’ve created a fee structure to help you enjoy the home, community and lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

The Avenue Maroochydore is developed and managed by experienced Queensland retirement community operator, Aura Holdings. At Aura, we believe in being clear, transparent and fair in our approach so we wanted to take a moment to provide details about what your investment would look like at our village.

We actively encourage all our future residents to seek independent financial advice to ensure they’re making the decision that is right for them.

Purchasing your new home

We know that making the move into a retirement village is a big decision, so when you find the apartment that’s right for you, our dedicated team will be there to answer your questions every step of the way.


When securing your apartment at The Avenue Maroochydore, your only commitment is a $5,000 fully-refundable deposit. This amount remains in a solicitor’s trust account.

When you settle on your apartment, your deposit will be applied to the purchase price or refunded if you don’t proceed with settlement.

At The Avenue Maroochydore, your apartment purchase can be subject to the sale of your existing home.

Living in your new home

General Services Charge (GSC)

Once you move in, you’ll enjoy a supportive, social and secure lifestyle while our dedicated team manages the home and garden maintenance. Our weekly General Service Charge covers these costs.

Similar to Body Corporate fees, the GSC covers the maintenance of facilities, common areas and apartments, building insurance, common electricity, Council and water rates.

Under legislation covering retirement villages, operators are not allowed to profit from the GSC.

The GSC varies on the size of the apartment at The Avenue Maroochydore, and ranges between $629-$966* per month.

*Prices correct as at July 2023 and subject to change

Personal expenses

While the GSC covers many of the expenses you would encounter living in a residential property, you are still required to pay for your own water usage and electricity, and any personal expenses such as phone, internet, contents insurance and domestic or in-home care services.

Leaving our village

We know that it can often be difficult for you and your family when the time comes to leave our village, so we’ve made this process as straightforward as possible.

Deferred Management Fee (DMF)

Like the majority of retirement villages, The Avenue Maroochydore retains a portion of the funds from the sale of your apartment when you exit our village.

The Deferred Management Fee (DMF) is calculated on the price you achieve when you sell your apartment and the length of time you reside in the village. At The Avenue Maroochydore, we have a maximum 33% DMF accrued over 5 years.

At Aura Holdings, when you sell your apartment you receive the majority of capital gain accrued over time.

The DMF helps cover the costs of refurbishment of your apartment when you leave, maintenance of the village’s buildings, gardens and the community facilities that all residents enjoy.

Click here to see how Aura Holding’s DMF compares with other operators.

Easy exit

To ensure there are no surprises when you exit our village, unlike other operators, we do not charge any additional fees for sales and marketing or the reinstatement or refurbishment of your apartment.

We will pay both your legal fees (up to $1,100) and our own legal fees.

By law, we will also buy back your apartment if it has been on the market for 18 months to give you the certainty to plan your next move.

To compare our fee structure with other operators, download our DMF Comparison flyer

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What makes us different

Benefit from capital gains

Our DMF is calculated on the price you achieve when you sell your apartment and the length of time you reside in the village. Unlike other operators, at Aura Holdings when you sell your apartment, you receive the majority of capital gain accrued over time.

No sales and marketing costs

At The Avenue Maroochydore we have our own in-house sales and marketing teams that will handle everything from advertising and open homes through to paperwork and consultations – all free of charge and with regular communication.

No refurbishment costs

You and your family will have peace of mind knowing that when it’s time to sell, we will organise and pay for any reinstatement or refurbishment needed to prepare your property for sale.

Download our Village Comparison Document

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