Why Sunrise

Located in the heart of Port Stephens, everyday is a holiday when you live at the luxurious Sunrise Lifestyle Resort. Sunrise Lifestyle Resort is part of the Hometown Australia family of communities. As a subsidiary of Hometown America, which has 60 inspiring communities across the US, Hometown Australia shares the same credentials and offers a great-value land lease retirement solution for over 55s.

Hometown Australia’s dedication to providing the highest quality of life for residents is unyielding. And their responsive service to the needs of the community unrivaled.

Caring involvement, good citizenship and corporate responsibility complete the foundation of Hometown Australia’s approach to delivering resort-style living for over 55s.

How a land lease works…

Learn how you can benefit from a secure site agreement.

Within a secured land lease community, you can enjoy all the benefits of owning your own home with all of the finest resort style facilities.

Pay zero land-based fees. Zero stamp duty, zero body corporate are taken care of in your site fee. And should you ever decide to sell your home, there are no exit fees.

Since the home is 100% yours, you have the freedom to make modifications. Best of all, should you decide to sell, you retain 100% of all capital gains as cash profit


“Downsizing” can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. According to the Property Council of Australia, anywhere from $29,000 and $75,000 in stamp duty and other fees, With a secure Site Agreement inside a land lease community like Sunrise Lifestyle Resort, you pay zero stamp duty. Which will save you thousands of dollars instantly.


“Deferred management fees”, or exit fees, accrue over time at most retirement villages. And can range between 25% – 50% of your home’s value. Sunrise Lifestyle Resort charges zero exit fees when it’s time to sell your home.

Rent Assistance Eligibility

If you currently receive a government allowance, benefit or pension, you might be eligible for rent assistance. To see if you qualify before moving into Sunrise Lifestyle, visit Centrelink’s rent assistance website today.

Own Your Home

At Sunrise Lifestyle Resort, you’re free to make modifications to your home – Because you own it! With our secure, Residential Site Agreements, your investment is always secure and your rights are always protected under the Residential (Land LeaseCommunities Act2013


Agreements with retirements villages often entitle the village to a share of any capital gains resulting from the sale of your home. Not at Sunrise Lifestyle Resort. 100% of capital gains are yours to keep as cash profit when it’s time to sell your home.

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