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At IRT we create communities where seniors achieve their optimum quality of life

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.

IRT Board Members
IRT Board Members

Notice of IRT Board vacancies

In accordance with Rule 17.5(a)  of the Company’s Constitution notice is hereby given that there are two (2) Board vacancies due to be filled at…

02 July 19

IRT Employees Complete Year-long Dementia Care Fellowship Program

Five IRT employees have completed a 12-month Dementia Training Australia (DTA) Fellowship Program to help improve the lives of people living with dementia.As part of…

24 June 19

Peakhurst Seniors Showcase Art from the Heart

An exhibition of paintings by seniors living in the Peakhurst community opens at the Bonnet Centre at IRT Peakhurst Retirement Village next month.Called Art from…

21 June 19

IRT Foundation raises $35,000 for disadvantaged older people at Race Against Homelessness charity event

More than 300 people gathered at Kembla Grange Racecourse last Saturday to raise funds for disadvantaged older people at IRT Foundation’s inaugural Race Against Homelessness…

20 June 19

New Custom Designed Buses for Retirement Village Residents

Residents at Illawarra IRT retirement villages are about to travel in style and comfort with the arrival of two new, custom designed Mercedes Sprinter buses…

03 June 19

Aged Care Provider IRT Group Trials Autonomous Vehicle

Aged care and retirement village residents at IRT Kangara Waters in Canberra are participating in an autonomous vehicle trial this month.Partly funded by Telstra Southern…

20 May 19

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