Seachange Emerald Lakes was Australia’s first Gated Country Club estate specifically designed for over 50’s.
The resort is an exclusive community set within the premium Emerald Lakes precinct. Completed in 2016, this lakefront community comprises of 126 luxury residences surrounded by water and parkland.
With an unrivalled and irreplaceable CBD location, this resort has direct golf buggy access to the Emerald Lakes Town Centre, 18-hole championship golf course, medical facilites and stylish café and restaurant hub.
“At Seachange, we believe that active people are happy and healthy people, and a true seachange is not just changing where you live, but how you live.”
Close to everything the Gold Coast has to offer
Positioned in a never-to-be-repeated location on the shore of a picturesque 37ha lake, Seachange Emerald Lakes delivers a life of panoramic water views and sun-dappled vistas.
Surrounded by waterfront piers, parkland and 13km of walking trails, the resort offers an unmatched connection to the wider Emerald Lakes precinct, all accessible without a car.
The Emerald Lakes precinct is just 10 minutes from the best shopping and lifestyle amenities the Gold Coast has to offer.
Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, The Star Casino, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Centre are an easy 10-minute drives, with M1 access and the Nerang Queensland Rail station five minutes away.
Closer to home, residents enjoy manicured grounds, premium landscaping and a lakefront lifestyle second to none.
All within 5-10km
- Emerald Lakes Golf Club
- Emerald Lakes Town Centre
- Emerald Lakes Cafe's and Restaurants
- The Star - Gold Coast Casino
- Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
- Gold Coast Turf Club
- Metricon Stadium
- Royal Pines Golf Resort
- Pindara Private Hospital
- Gold Coast Hospital Robina
- Robina Town Centre
Premium resort living on your doorstep
A glimpse of our Emerald Lakes spirit
We’ve answered a selection of the most common questions
Seachange Emerald Lakes is Australia’s first Gated Country Club Estate designed for over 50s. Seachange Emerald Lakes embodies the vision of active mind, body and soul.
Seachange is part of the Emerald Lakes precinct. Residents will enjoy 13km of walking paths and direct access by buggy to Emerald Lakes Town Centre, Golf Club, Medical Centres, Cafes & Restaurants. Emerald Lakes is ideally located within a 5 minute drive to the major centres of Broadbeach, The Star Casino, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Robina Town Centre and Nerang Railway Station.
A unique, secure, low maintenance lifestyle located in the heart of the Gold Coast. A true community of like-minded residents with facilities that are the envy of any five star resort. Seachange Emerald Lakes has been designed to nourish the mind, body and soul.
Yes. Seachange is fitted with intercoms, discreet security cameras and security access to the main and other ancillary gates. Seachange homes are secured with a combination of intercoms, telephones and remote control garages. Also, professional on site managers means your home will be safe whether you’re at home or travelling.
To purchase and live at Seachange, you must be the owner of the home (no rentals) and children are not permitted to live in your home on a permanent basis.
Yes. Seachange is within a short stroll or buggy ride to the Emerald Lakes Town Centre, where a medical centre and pharmacy is currently located for your convenience..
Yes. Seachange recognises that owning a pet is an essential requirement for many homeowners. There is a pet approval process based on the best interests of the community and your needs.
Yes. Family and friends are welcome at Seachange. Visiting children are to be supervised by the Home Owner as you would expect. We ask that your visitors respect the rules as set out in the Site Agreement.
Yes. Seachange is situated within walking distance to the Emerald Lakes Town Centre which currently offers a convenience store, hairdressing salon, pharmacy, Gloria Jeans and travel agency. Woolworths, Aldi and Carrara markets are less than 5kms away.
Seachange looks after the ground maintenance to the front of the home, all common areas and the Country Club. You are responsible for the site area that your home sits on, including the side and rear areas of your home.
Seachange is located in the heart of the Gold Coast which provides extensive transport options for residents wishing to travel by bus to Nerang Train Station, Pacific Fair, The Star Casino or Surfers Paradise. Connection to Nerang Train Station provides further access for residents to Brisbane CBD and Airports.
No. To ensure the integrity of our community, we only allow homes to be owner occupied.
There are three documents that you are required to sign. The first is a Contract for the purchase of a home from a seller. The second is a Site Agreement that provides you with a perpetual right for you to occupy the home on the site you have selected. The third is a Community Inclusion Deed. This document provides you with certain rights and responsibilities within the Emerald Lakes Principal Body Corporate.
The Site Agreement provides you with security of tenure under Queensland Government Legislation. A Weekly Site Fee is payable by you to Seachange. This fee covers the maintenance of all common areas, including the lawn and garden to the front streetscape of your home. This fee also covers use and maintenance of the 5-Star Country Club including the indoor and outdoor facilities. The Site Fee also covers the cost of resort management personnel.
Rental Assistance on the Site Fee may be available to eligible retirees.
Your agreement is supported by specific state government legislation, ensuring your tenure is secure.
Seachange forms part of the greater Emerald Lakes Principal Body Corporate. This provides all home owners with certain benefits. All residents will have access to waterfront piers, parklands and open space contained within the PBC for a weekly fee.
Yes. If you are eligible for a pension or payments through Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs you may be eligible for rental assistance on your Site Fees.
Direct Debit for your convenience.
Yes, the site fees are adjusted annually by CPI and increases in government charges above CPI or by market review. The method of increase is clearly detailed in the Site Agreement.
No. Stamp Duty does not apply to homes at Seachange.
You are responsible for the supply and usage charges for all utilities connected to the home now or in the future including electricity, gas, water, telephone, home and contents insurance and pest control.
You are responsible to maintain the internal and external of your home in accordance with the Site Agreement. You will be required to repaint the home every ten years from the original building completion date in accordance with the Site Agreement.
Yes. All homes and sites are protected from termites in accordance with council building regulations and Australian Standards. It’s your responsibility to conduct a pest and building report before you purchase your new home and insure that any termite certificates or warranties are up to date.
Yes. At any time. Seachange has a dedicated resales agent who will be able to assist you in selling your home.
No. All capital gains are 100% yours to keep. Unlike many other similar resorts, there are no deferred management fees or exit fees.
Yes. Your home can be included in your estate and if you choose, the sale of your home can be handled by Seachange.
Sales Office located at Seachange Arundel 299 Napper Rd, Arundel
Sales office open Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm and Saturday 9am-1pm
Resort Address - 1 The Inlet Drive, Emerald Lakes, Carrara (available to inspect by appointment)