Welcome to Living Gems.
Simply lifechanging resorts for active over 50s.

Imagine being on holiday every day. That’s what happens at Living Gems. Own your own home outright in a private, gated community for like-minded over 50s and enjoy terrific award-winning facilities. We are not a traditional retirement village – we create vibrant communities for people just like you.

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Boot scootin’ at Amber by Living Gems: Line dancing proves popular
Amber by Living Gems

Boot scootin’ at Amber by Living Gems: Line dancing proves popular

Line dancing is back on the agenda with Amber by Living Gems’ homeowners boot-scootin' right into their impressive new Country Club. “We were in the temporary clubhouse for about 18 months doing line dancing, and then I took over coordinating it when the new Country Club opened,” said Marjie Graham, a former hairdresser who teaches both line dancing and fitness classes at Amber. “I love the music in line dancing and the fact you’re getting in fitness, balance, and coordination is a bonus,” she said. Marjie also runs an aerobic fitness class at the resort and a chair exercise class. There is also another aerobics class that is run, too, so all together there are classes on three to four days a week. Marjie, 81, said she liked to keep moving and loves the facilities and lifestyle at Amber by Living Gems. “I started line dancing about two years ago after trying dances from YouTube. It is very similar to the fitness classes, only to...
Make the most of your post-retirement travel plans
Living Gems

Make the most of your post-retirement travel plans

It’s not surprising that many people’s attention turns to taking a big, long holiday as soon as they make their retirement plans. After all, what could be better than travelling your way, taking months to explore your favourite destinations instead of a few scant weeks limited by your holiday leave entitlement? That’s the dream but what about the practicalities? Practical travel tips in retirement Many people plan their longest holidays early in their retirement with the United Kingdom, United States and Europe the most popular destinations on the retirement travel bucket list. Travel is still on the list for older retirees with two-thirds of people still intending to take a holiday in the next 12 months with the percentage jumping to 88 percent for those whose retirement income was more than $100,000. 1. Plan in advance of retirement Before you go running off to the nearest travel agent it’s important to do some planning a little closer to home. While not as fun as checking out destinations and...
Amber residents gift Queensland Cancer Council donation
Amber by Living Gems

Amber residents gift Queensland Cancer Council donation

THE HARD WORK OF AMBER BY LIVING GEMS RESIDENTS, FRIENDS, RESORT STAFF, AS WELL AS THE LOGAN COMMUNITY AND LOCAL BUSINESSES, HAS RAISED $3,300 FOR THE QUEENSLAND CANCER COUNCIL. Homeowner Barbara Whiteside was doing the big job of coordinating a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for the charity at Amber, however, it unfortunately had to get cancelled when the winter lurgies swept in. “Many of us have either been touched by cancer or know someone who has been, and it’s an important cause with so many homeowners or their families involved in the event’s preparation,” she said. “While the event didn’t go ahead on the day planned as too many of were sick, we still held the raffles and lucky door prizes afterwards to raise money. We had more than 40 generous donations, and it was so pleasing to see so much support for the cause.”

Why Living Gems?

What is Living Gems?

Living Gems communities are simply lifechanging lifestyle resorts for the active over 50s. Our vibrant community of people may have retired from work, but they haven’t retired from life.

You’ll love owning a quality, designer home that features an impressive level of inclusions that some people consider ‘extras’, such as energy-efficient appliances and solar panels.

Enjoy peace of mind of knowing that there is on-site management on hand.

Another thing which makes Living Gems special is the great facilities at your doorstep, including an exclusive Country Club, with:

  • Grand ballroom with theatre stage
  • Bar and lounge
  • Games room
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Art and craft studio
  • Music room
  • Gymnasium
  • Heated swimming pool, spa and sauna
  • BBQ pavilion, and much more!

Best of all, Living Gems is surprisingly affordable because it is a land lease community where your rights are guaranteed and protected by Queensland Government law.

Where are Living Gems resorts located?

Living Gems over-50s lifestyle resorts are found across South East Queensland, close to neighbourhood amenities including shopping and medical services. Discover Living Gems communities on the Gold Coast and in Eagleby, Logan Village, Pacific Paradise, Caboolture and Maleny.

Can I buy at Living Gems?

Residents at Living Gems are all owner-occupiers, there are no rentals or property investors. This gives our resorts a strong, community feeling that fosters life-long friendships as well as plenty of owner-organised groups and activities.

Living Gems communities are land lease communities which is the reason why they’re surprisingly affordable.

Ownership of the land is separate from the ownership of the home. Your right to live in your home is guaranteed and protected by Queensland State Government law for an indefinite period.

Because you’re buying your own home, there is no stamp duty to pay and should you decide to sell in the future, 100% of the capital gains made are yours. There are no deferred management fees here!

The only ongoing costs are:

  • Your usual household bills
  • Weekly site management fees which cover maintenance of the gardens and the full range of facilities on site.
Are pets welcome?

Pets are always welcome at Living Gems communities. We make everyone welcome.

Can family and friends stay?

Family and friends are very much welcome as your guests at Living Gems resorts.

Are there site fees?

Our affordable weekly site fees cover the cost of operating and maintaining your Living Gems resort. The fees are billed monthly and increase in line with CPI.

Our residents tell us that these site fees are much lower than many apartments’ body corporate fees while offering far more facilities, including the Country Club, other resort facilities, and on-site management.

If you have a Department of Veterans' Affairs or Australian Pension Card, you may be eligible to receive a Federal Government rebate.

Can I store by boat or caravan?

Many Living Gems resorts have storage for boats, caravans and motorhomes, subject to availability.

What’s the difference between a retirement village and a Living Gems resort?

Living Gems is a lifestyle resort for active over 50s who may have retired from work (although not always), but they most certainly have not retired from life. Our homeowners value their independence and are actively engaged in activities and events within the resort and in the wider community. Many are also avid travelers who value the ‘lock-up and leave’ convenience of knowing their homes are secure.

Can you rent in a Living Gems resort?

We find our homeowners prefer to buy their homes rather than rent, so we only offer homes for sale.

Do you pay rates in a Living Gems resort?

There are no council rates to pay at Living Gems, everything is covered in the weekly site fee which covers the costs of running and maintaining the resort.

Are there any exit fees I should know about?

There are absolutely no exit or deferred management fees to worry about at Living Gems. You own your home and should you decide to sell, all the proceeds, including capital gains, are yours.

Do you pay stamp duty when moving to a Living Gems resort?

Absolutely not. Because you own your Living Gems home, there is no stamp duty to pay when you move into one of our over-50s resort communities.

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