Do I have to be retired to live in a retirement community like Willow Cobram Resort?

Do I have to be retired to live at Willow Cobram Resort?

Short Answer - No

They say the 50s are the new 30s, thanks to better health, exercise and self-care.

So if you’re feeling energised and ready for the next chapter of your life, a traditional retirement community may not be on your radar. At the same time, you’d like to start laying the foundation for your elder years – but on your terms.

Willow Cobram Resort is an example of resort-style living for the over 50s that you may not have previously thought about. While we offer gated security, quality next-generation homes and a great community with plenty of premium facilities, you don’t have to be retired to live here!

Unlike retirement communities Victoria wide, Willow is designed for soon-to-be-retirees who are looking to downsize and move to an affordable, modern and relaxed place they can call home for the long term.


Over 55 Living at Willow Cobram Resort

We created Willow as an innovative way to provide inexpensive housing options for people transitioning into retirement.

Our vision was to be part of the affordable retirement solution. Through a host of fabulous on-site facilities such as a Clubhouse, wellness centre, bowling green, gym and swimming pool, Willow is a unique blend of resort-style living and a residential retirement community for the over 50s.

Situated in Cobram, a Victorian town perched on the gorgeous Murray River three hours drive north of Melbourne, our Resort is an invitation to upgrade to the lifestyle you’ve dreamed of before you reach retirement.

By moving to Willow, you’ll make a network of friends and become part of the vibrant Cobram community.

Planning Ahead for Over 55 Living

It’s never too early to start planning for your golden years. Researching retirement communities Victoria wide, talking to your financial planner and taking stock of how much you have in super and your asset portfolio are just some of the important steps you can take.

If you will need government income support after you stop work, Willow Cobram Resort is designed to provide a low cost entry into the over 55 gated communities market.

Not only that, our Resort’s operating structure is known as a ‘land lease community‘. Under this model, residents who receive the pension will be able to qualify for Federal Government rent assistance to cover some of their weekly land lease fees.

Ideally, our residential retirement community is for people seeking a popular lifestyle change and want to enjoy quality living standards into retirement. Even if you’re not retired yet, Willow Cobram is your invitation to downsize and relocate to the heart of a thriving maintenance-free community.


Retirement Living in an Ideal Location

Willow Cobram Resort is in a popular holiday and retirement destination easily accessible from Melbourne.

The township is well established, and the Resort is conveniently located close to a public hospital, health and community services, shopping centres and recreational facilities – everything you need for a great lifestyle.

Another irresistible drawcard is the fact the area boasts over 300 days of sunshine every year!

With its natural beauty and plentiful attractions, Cobram is the ideal location for contemporary over 55 resort-style living.

Read some more Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, you can contact us now.