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About IRT

Founded in 1969, IRT’s mission was to provide better options in housing and care for older people. Almost 50 years later, our purpose remains the same.

We improve the lives of more than 7500 people every day in NSW, the ACT and Qld.

We believe it’s our values as a community-owned provider that help us to be the best at what we do.

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We are open and honest.

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We deliver on our promises.

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We value each individual.

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Female member of the IRT customer service team

Get to know us

We’re one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, aged care and home care. We’re proud to have more than 35 communities and home care service hubs in NSW, the ACT and Qld.

Meet the IRT team

Our Board and Executive Leaders are passionate about improving the lives of older people. They ensure we stay true to our values as a community-owned organisation, while leading the business into the future.

IRT Board Members
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The way we operate

We are committed to good corporate governance and transparency within our operations. Find out more about IRT Group in our annual reports and company reports.

“I feel very safe here, I’m comfortable and I’ve got a million-dollar view. I wanted my own space, which I’ve got here, as well as all my personal things around me.”

Ida Banks

IRT Links Seaside resident

“I love the companionship, knowing I’m very safe, the staff – I love all the staff, they’re the friendliest lot – and the fun and laughter.”

Judith Thompson

IRT Peakhurst resident

“I’ve been blessed living in this place.”

George Findley

IRT Dalmeny resident

“The management, the staff and the nurses at IRT are very good. I am happy here.”

Michael Fares

IRT Berala on the Park resident

“The help I get from IRT every day enables me to stay in my home. They make it a lot easier and they are wonderful, kind people. I love the social contact – they take me out to the club, along the lake, for lunch. And we talk about everything.”

Sheilah Barrie

IRT home care customer

“Getting down to the water three times a week is absolutely magic to me. IRT has really facilitated that. They’re very good. They keep a real eye on me and they’re very careful. So I have the confidence to go down there. It’s fabulous, absolutely fabulous.”

Jeannie Green

IRT home care customer

“There’s a very good community spirit here; people pull together. We have happy hour with the other residents in our block once a month and have made lots of friends. They’re a lovely bunch.”

Sid Wiscombe

IRT Kangara Waters resident

“We got the travel bug many years ago – we love seeing new places, experiencing different cultures. When we moved here we found it was so easy to travel. We lock the door and we don’t have to worry about a thing.”

Christine and Allan Casey

IRT Kangara Waters residents

The latest news from IRT

As a national community-owned provider there’s always something happening at IRT. 

Keep up to date with news from our communities and employees.


Thank an Aged Care Worker This Aged Care Employee Day

This Aged Care Employee Day, Wednesday 7 August, IRT is calling on the community to acknowledge and celebrate the dedication and quiet resolve of the…

06 August 19

Tree Planting Honours Memory of Beloved Eurobodalla Resident Margaret Houston

A tree planting ceremony at IRT Dalmeny on 2 August honoured the memory of Margaret Houston.Margaret is remembered for her years of devotion to helping…

03 August 19

IRT Group in the Running for Top Retirement Living Award

Parkside at IRT Pioneer Place in Wollongong is a finalist in the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence in Retirement…

24 July 19

IRT Foundation Wins National Award for Indigenous Home Care Program

A home care program tailored to meet the unique needs of older Indigenous Australians is a winner at this year’s innovAGEING National Awards.The innovative home…

22 July 19

Peakhurst Seniors Art from the Heart Exhibition raises $1121 for charity

An exhibition of paintings lovingly created by a group of local women at a weekly art therapy class held at IRT Peakhurst Retirement Village has…

20 July 19

IRT Employee Queensland Finalist for Retirement Living Award

IRT Retirement Village Area Manager, Colleen Taylor of the Sunshine Coast is in the running to be named Queensland’s best retirement village manager.Colleen is a…

18 July 19

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