Residents and their guests enjoy a wide range of world-class facilities including a large heated indoor swimming pool, bowling green, tennis court, pool tables, library, dining facilities, dance floor, men’s shed, bush walking, gym equipment, hairdresser, visiting doctor, podiatry, beautician, physiotherapy.

Dahlsford Grove is privately owned and operated by one family who grew up on the property.

There is a depth of commitment here that you won’t find in other villages and it shows.

Tennis & Bowling

Men's Shed

Day Trips

to outer Regional Areas


Snooker, Carpet Bowls, Darts, Table Tennis

Practice Golf


Books, DVD's, Puzzles 2 Computers plus free WiFi

Garden Club

Special Events

Dahlsford's 20th Birthday

Village Band

Land Lease Community v Retirement Village

The fastest-growing housing option for older singles and couples is land lease communities. Land lease communities are also known as lifestyle communities, residential parks or manufactured home estates.

In a land lease community, purchasers buy a dwelling and then pay rent for the right to occupy the site.  This means you only pay upfront to buy the house itself, making the whole transaction significantly cheaper.

Dahlsford Grove Lifestyle Village is a self-care, Land Lease community.  Even when a community has a rule that residents must be over a certain age to live there, it is not a retirement village.

Older Australians are discovering affordable housing where you can own a home in a gated estate loaded with lifestyle facilities in great coastal and regional locations like Port Macquarie, from as little as $300,000.

Land lease communities have no government charges (stamp duty or council rates), and there are no exit fees, with your ongoing cost of leasing the land being potentially reduced through Rent Assistance.  

Usually a Retirement Village has DMF and exit fees (deferred management fees). These fees are standard in retirement villages, and normally a percentage accrued over a period of time, typically anywhere between 25% and 50% after 10 years and there can be sharing in capital gains to factor in as well.

With Land Lease Communities you own your own home keeping 100% of any capital gains – it is an extremely popular and affordable housing option.

Customers are 10 years younger than you would find for a retirement village and they are looking for an active lifestyle at an affordable price – which land lease communities deliver.

Apart from the incredible facilities and outstanding management of the community areas at Dahlsford Grove, you have your own letterbox at the front of your home serviced by Australia Post and your wheelybin emptied weekly.

All land lease communities are covered by the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 whereas Retirement Villages are covered by the Retirement Villages Act 1999.

Links to NSW Fair Trading for details on Land Lease Communities and Retirement Village Living