If you’re looking for an active, independent lifestyle, then Living Gems is for you! With less time to spend on the house and garden, you’ll have more time to do the things you’re passionate about.

Over 50s lifestyle resort residents gardening


Enjoy a sense of community like never before with like-minded people. Get to know your new neighbours and develop life-long friendships.

Your rights as a homeowner are protected through Queensland Government legislation, and your voice in how the community is run and will be heard through the Home Owners Committee. For regular and day-to-day issues, your on-site resort manager is here to assist.

Check our News & Lifestyle pages to see what the Living Gems lifestyle is all about.

Financial peace of mind.

There are many reasons to love a Living Gems lifestyle, one of which is financial peace of mind.

You own your home, which means there is no stamp duty to pay when you purchase, and there are no deferred management fees should you decide to sell. In fact, all proceeds and capital gains made are yours to keep.

But there is even more. Our residents also enjoy ongoing savings as the only ongoing expenses are a reasonable weekly site fee and the cost of utilities – which may be much less than you’re paying in your current house.

In addition, you’ll also save on other lifestyle expenses, such as gym memberships and evenings out, thanks to the wonderful facilities right at your doorstep.

Over 50s lifestyle resort resident drinking lemon water
Over 50s lifestyle resort resident by the pool


What would you like to do today? You’ll find there is never any shortage of activities at Living Gems.

Start your morning with a swim in the heated pool or take in an aqua aerobics class. Perhaps a workout session in the gym is more your speed. Because our homeowners are active over-50s, there are many active social groups to participate in should you wish.

Indulge your green thumb in the community garden, join like-minded people enjoying arts and crafts, or rediscover a passion for woodworking in the workshop. For the sporty, there is tennis, bowls, or pickleball. Our resorts also have a games room with snooker, table tennis and more.

Our residents are commonly treated to stage performances, catered dinners and special occasion events such as Christmas, New Year’s and Melbourne Cup celebrations in your country club ballroom.

Quality affordable homes.

Living Gems homes are architecturally designed to be ‘right-sized’ for active over-50s living. And because you’ll be part of a land lease community, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable our homes are. Why pay for the land when you don’t need to?

Unlock the equity from your current home to enjoy a carefree lifestyle and do the things you’ve always wanted to do or help your family.

To find out more, click on the link to our Homes page.

Modern kitchen style, interior shot in over 50s lifestyle resort by Living Gems

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered about Living Gems – simply lifechanging over-50s living

Here we’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions. If you’d like more information, or have a question we’ve not answered here, do give our friendly team a call.

What is Living Gems?

Living Gems communities is a simply lifechanging lifestyle resort 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, including:

  • 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 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, Toowoomba, 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, although electricity will be much cheaper thanks to Living Gems’ solar power program, and
  • 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, resort facilities, and on-site management.

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

Can I store my 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 the 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 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.