About Us

What are our purposes?

WARVRA provides:

  • Advocacy on behalf of residents.
  • Forum where residents can express their concerns and share their experiences.
  • Information for people considering whether to move into a Retirement Village.
  • Representation to government and other bodies for changes beneficial to residents.
  • Resources and training seminars for residents in their village management roles.

Who are our members?

Our members are all retirement village residents. 

Residents may become members of WARVRA as individuals ($10 per year) or as an all-village group ($2 per year per residence).

How are we organised?

A general meeting, open to all members, is held quarterly (on the second Friday of February, May, July and November).  At the meeting reports are given by the President, Treasurer and the Conveners of Committees.  There is an opportunity for members to share in a forum to discuss issues arising in villages and to learn from each other.

The meeting in February is the annual general meeting at which reports for the past year are presented and members of the Committee of Management are elected.

A Peel Regional Meeting is held twice yearly and rotates around Villages in Mandurah and surrounding Districts.

Regional meetings are also held in the Mid-West, Great Southern and South-West areas twice each year.

Committee of Management

WARVRA is managed by a Committee of up to ten members elected at the Annual General Meeting each February.

The current committee members and their roles are:

PresidentRon ChamberlainPreside at General and Committee Meetings
Public statements and representation
Vice-President Lindsay LaneDeputise for President when needed
SecretaryMaureen MillerAgendas and Minutes for all meetings
Direct queries to appropriate officers
TreasurerCorry KnappersReceipts and payments
Produce financial reports
Legislation &
Ron Chamberlain (c)
Des Cousins
David Street
Lindsay Lane
Trevor Botley
Lexie Beardmore
Advice on legislation and Code
Advocacy support for Villages and Residents
Legislation submissions and responses
Stakeholder meetings with Consumer Protection
Membership & EducationBernie Frayne (c)
Ron Chamberlain
Hans Speijers
Maureen Farrell
Pat Hassett
Jill Cooper
Colin Edwards
Susan Burns
Membership Development
Seminars for Residents
Membership Records and Database