Live your way

Everything you need to know about life at Edenlife Australind.

Edenlife Communities is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lester Group (, a family owned and run, respected national property developer/investor, established in 1995.

Edenlife continues to develop new communities in selected locations throughout Western Australia that will combine the best of independent living with shared luxuries and conveniences.  Each community will be built around a 5-star clubhouse and offer resort style facilities for exclusive use by residents and a guest. 

All Edenlife communities will operate under a land lease model, which is quickly growing in popularity amongst retirees and older Australians aged 55+ across Australia. A land lease provides substantial cost savings and benefits to its residents, not to mention the peace of mind found by living alongside other likeminded individuals who also decided to right-size their life to spend their days doing what they want to, not what they have to.

In simple terms, you buy your home and lease the land on which your home is sited.

 The site agreement – by signing the purchase agreement (Residential Site Agreement or RSA), you are granted the right to occupy your site and use all facilities within the Edenlife community for a weekly fee (site rent).  The benefit to you is that a land lease arrangement removes stamp duty from the transaction, saving you $000’s.  It also allows us to offer homes at more affordable prices because you are not paying outright for the land.  We also cover taxes and any other ongoing costs of land ownership, which equates to regular annual savings for you.

Legislation – your RSA is governed under the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006 and the Amendment Act 2020.  The Act governs site agreements, such as that between Edenlife and the residents who purchase a ‘relocatable dwelling’ and rents the land on which the dwelling is sited.  Homes in Edenlife Communities are all relocatable as they can be moved to a different location.  This agreement remains protected and in force, even if the ownership of the community changes.  The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety publish a park living information booklet which is a guide to the laws regulating long-term living in park homes in Western Australia.

Lease term – the first lease on a new home is for a term of 60 years.  Each subsequent change of ownership will be for the balance of the lease ie. If you sell after 10 years, the new owners’ lease will be for 50 years.

Rent assistance – the other substantial benefit of a land lease, for a pensioner, is that you are likely entitled to receive Commonwealth rent assistance from Centrelink (eligibility criteria and individual assessment by Centrelink will determine an individual’s outcome).  For more information on rent assistance, please visit the Services Australia website.  The Commonwealth rent assistance is around a third of the weekly rent.

What happens in the case of a deceased estate – depending on your will, the home can either be sold (with profits going to your estate) or a family member may wish to enter into a new site agreement and move in, however they would first need approval by the Community Manager.

Deferred management fee – many land lease communities charge a deferred management fee (DMF) or exit fee when you sell and it can be as high as 30% of the sale price of your home.  Edenlife Communities charges NO deferred management fee and any capital gain you make when you sell your home is 100% yours to keep.

Land lease communities are not retirement villages – they do not operate under the Retirement Villages Act.  They have different ingoing, outgoing and ongoing costs and various types of agreements.  A retirement village can charge you a deferred management fee in the vicinity of 30-40% of the sale price along with the added burden of making you refurbish the home at your own cost when you sell.

In comparison, an Edenlife lifestyle community offers a very affordable option to people looking to downsize as there is no DMF, no requirement to refurbish prior to selling and only one standard agreement that is the same for everyone.

The Edenlife Australind community, once fully completed, will have 205 homes. As of 1st June 2023, there are 41 occupied homes on site, with a further 28 under construction and due for delivery in the coming months.

Stage 1 – Sold out

Stage 2 – Only 8 vacant home sites remaining

Stage 3 – Site works commence soon on 61  home sites

Edenlife Australind is a perfect mix of country style living but close to city amenities and the ocean:

  • Under 2 hours drive from Perth
  • Treendale Shopping Centre – 2.8kms
  • The Village Australind (shopping centre) – 6.5km
  • Pharmacy, Spudshed, police station – less than 1.5km
  • Australind foreshore & beaches – less than 4km
  • Bunbury Golf Club – less than 4km

Take a virtual tour of the community, the facilities and selected home designs here.

Download the masterplan here.

The community features a range of resort style facilities available for your use year-round:

  • Heated indoor pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Library with internet kiosk
  • Clubhouse with function room, dance floor, lounge area with fireplace and a licensed bar
  • Billiards & darts room
  • Cinema
  • Arts & crafts room
  • Alfresco area with gas BBQ
  • Full sized bowling green
  • Community vegie garden
  • Fire pit
  • Children’s playground (fully fenced)
  • Workshop
  • Recycling centre

The weekly fee, currently $209.00 per week, includes:

  • Access to all community facilities
  • All local government rates and taxes
  • Water rates (you only pay for your own usage)
  • 5kWh of free electricity per day
  • Secure gated community with CCTV 24/7 including gate access controlled from your home
  • Community Wifi
  • Community bus
  • Secure central mail box
  • Caravan & boat storage (available on application)
  • General household rubbish removal
  • Outdoor gas bbq & function areas
  • Maintenance of streetscapes and common area gardens & grounds
  • Maintenance of all underground reticulation
  • Maintenance of the clubhouse and all community facilities including roads & lighting
  • Membership of the community social club

The current rate of Commonwealth rent assistance is $74 p/week couple, combined.

It’s as easy as making an appointment to chat about your journey with the Edenlife Australind team.  

  • If Edenlife is right for you, our team will work with you to understand what you’re looking for in a new home.
  • Reserve your preferred home site for only $500.
  • Sign a purchase agreement and pay a confirmation deposit of $2,000. Discuss with the sales manager the best time to put your current home on the market.
  • Meet with the community manager and ask any detailed questions you have about community life, contracts and the build process.
  • Review your home design, select colours and make any variations make it your own.
  • Review and sign off the final plans of your home. If all is in order, sign off the building contract and pay the final $2,500.  Your new home will be scheduled into the build program.
  • Three to six months later (build times may vary or we can work with your timeframe), pre-settlement is where the community manager will walk you through your new home and show you how everything works. During this inspection, you will have the opportunity to check your home to see all is in order.
  • The big day has arrived – MOVE IN. Time to sign the lease and transfer any remaining balance of the home purchase.  Your community manager will be on hand to help make the move as smooth as possible including your transition into the community.

Our home designs range from 1 bed 1 bath up to 3 bed 2 bath configurations. 

Whatever size home you’re looking for, our experienced team will help you make your chosen design a reality.

View our homes below, click the image to download the brochure.

A taste of community life