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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.


We are open and honest.


We deliver on our promises.


We value each individual.

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.

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.

Hawks volunteer at IRT Gunyah working bee
Hawks volunteer at IRT Gunyah working bee

Illawarra Hawks volunteer at IRT Gunyah working bee

On Tuesday 18 September, the Illawarra Hawks will be lending a helping hand to maintain the homes and gardens of IRT Foundation’s successful social housing…

18 September 18
IRT Foundation launches service linkage pilot for homeless seniors
IRT Foundation launches service linkage pilot for homeless seniors

IRT Foundation launches service linkage pilot for homeless seniors

This week, National Homeless Persons Week, IRT Foundation is launching a ground breaking service linkage pilot to provide ongoing support for homeless seniors housed under…

10 August 18
Vale Tineke Robinson
Vale Tineke Robinson

Vale Tineke Robinson

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of long-standing IRT Director Tineke Robinson. Tineke made a significant contribution to the IRT…

09 August 18
IRT Aged Care - Government Funding
IRT Aged Care - Government Funding

IRT Group to acquire Merimbula Home Nursing Service

IRT Group today announced it has reached an agreement with the owners of Merimbula Home Nursing Service (MHNS) on the NSW South Coast to acquire…

11 July 18

IRT CEO to sleep rough in 2018 Vinnies CEO sleepout

IRT Chief Executive Patrick Reid will brave the cold and ‘sleep rough’ in this year’s Wollongong CEO Sleepout starting on Thursday night. The CEO Sleepout…

14 June 18

ACT winner of IRT Volunteer Award announced: Volunteer Week 2018

To celebrate Volunteer Week 2018, IRT Group is rewarding its volunteers by launching its annual Volunteer Awards. The awards form part of IRT’s Volunteer Strategy,…

21 May 18

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