About Us

Retiring may be something you look forward to for decades, but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. In one form or another the team at YourLifeChoices has been making that transition smoother for Australia’s booming population since September 2000.

Our content, provided to our 230,000 members daily, features vital information for those approaching retirement, in retirement and their families, focussing on the issues that matter most as we age.

The YourLifeChoices web site is also a streamlined one-stop resource for understanding the Age Pension, superannuation, rent assistance, and all the information regarding the entitlements and concessions you will be able to access in your retirement.

Regardless of what constitutes retirement for you, we’re here to simplify the process by helping you understand your rights and options, and by explaining the complex issues of retirement funding, and will keep you up to date with all the legislative changes that will affect your retirement income.

We also offer useful health, travel and technology updates and you’re welcome to have your say by commenting on our articles and posting on the Meeting Place.


Janelle Ward - Newsroom Editor

Janelle worked in sports journalism at the AFL and The Age for more than 20 years before she decided the siren had sounded on that part of her life in mid-2017. She took a few months off before deciding to join the family at YourLifeChoices. Her pet loves are family time, gardening, camping and the Brisbane Lions.

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Leon Della Bosca - GM Publishing

Leon has over 20 years publishing experience, and has worked in editing, publishing, production, SEO optimisation, content management and strategy, writing, graphic design and photography roles for both web and print publications. 


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Drew Patchell - Digital Operations Manager

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).

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Ben Hocking - Digital Editor

Ben has a history of working in online publishing for over a decade, but remarkably holds stubbornly by his decision not to own a mobile a phone. A journalist for 20 years, Ben is just as happy at home with a good book or out watching the footy with his two girls.

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Liv Gardiner – Digital assistant and social media manager

Liv is a 22 year old student currently completing her studies in Arts and Science. She loves food, surfing and travelling the world through trial and error... but mostly error.

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Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 9081 9997

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