RFBI Basin View Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Basin View Masonic Village

Address: 130 The Wool Road
Phone: (02) 4443 5034
Fax: (02) 4443 5054

Other Information

Residential Care Beds:      50
Retirement Living Units:   22

RFBI Basin View Masonic Village and RFBI Basin View Masonic Retirement Village is located just 15 minutes from Nowra and within walking distance to the township of Basin View, offering a small group of shops including a doctor’s surgery, chemist and newsagency.



There has been a timber mill at Basin View since 1880. Timber was transported down the river and out to sea via Sussex Inlet by barges, and later, sailing ships. This area is where the Masonic Village and the village of Basin View stands today. Margaret Blair – Tomerong Local History: A glimpse into the past. Windley – A History of Wandandian.

In the early 1990’s a number of Masons in the district got together and decided to establish a retirement village and a Masonic Lodge with the help of John Hatton M.P. and R.F.B.I. They approached the state forest department and a grant was secured for a portion of the forest now known as “Corramy Regional Park” on the Wool Road Basin View. This was on a long lease basis. The area large enough to have 120 independent living villas and a large residential care home.

By 1995 construction of the first stage of 12 brick veneer villas commenced. The residential care home, community hall and 10 more brick veneer villas were completed in 2005. Later that year, the residential care home and independent living villas were formally opened by Joanna Gash M.P.


Retirement Living

RFBI Basin View Masonic Retirement Village is located just 15 minutes from Nowra and within walking distance to the township of Basin View, offering a small group of shops including a doctor’s surgery, chemist and newsagency.

The Village offers well maintained two and three-bedroom units, all with lock-up garages, large living/dining area and space on site to park a caravan or boat.

All units have ceiling fans and/or air conditioners, gas for heating and cooking and large windows to allow for natural light to fill the rooms. There are safety screens on outside doors and windows and a vital call service available for emergencies.

The outdoors plays a large part in the lifestyle at Basin View. Our award winning Aquaponics community garden provides a fantastic opportunity for those who enjoy gardening, as does the fruit orchard. There is a community hall onsite for events and activities, as well as a 23 seater bus for outings.


Residential Care

RFBI Basin View Masonic Village is a modern and inviting village custom designed to provide maximum living comfort to residents and optimise care delivery.

The Village provides care and accommodation for 50 older Australians and includes a secure area with gardens for those living with dementia.  All rooms are single bed with ensuite and generously proportioned.

Residents have access to a range of communal areas, beautiful landscaped gardens and natural wildlife. Within each wing residents can also enjoy smaller sitting areas.

RFBI Basin View Masonic Village is proud to offer residents quality meals prepared by our own cooks onsite. Menus are changed seasonally and developed with residents tastes and preferences in mind. In addition to our regular meal services, residents are welcome to help themselves to fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Payment options

As of the 1st July 2014, new residents have greater choice on how to pay for their accommodation costs. These choices include;

  1. Residents can choose to pay for accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum,
  2. A daily payment (DAP), or
  3. A combination of both

A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically (e.g. fortnightly). A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. As RFBI offers a variety of accommodation options and prices we encourage you and your family to discuss your needs with a financial adviser to ensure that you are receiving the best financial outcome available to you.

Our published Accommodation Payment prices are our maximum rates and will apply for those with adequate financial means.

Residents with limited assets may be treated as “supported” by the Department of Social Services. This means that you will not be required to pay the published Accommodation Payment. If you are not treated as “supported”, but affordability is still a factor, be assured this will not necessarily affect your eligibility for accommodation.

The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) amounts quoted above are current as of today and may change (in line with interest rate adjustments) for entry dates after the 1st July. When there are changes to the interest rate RFBI will update the new DAP’s based on the new quarterly interest rate.

Description of common areas to which a person living in this room would have access

RFBI Basin View Masonic Village has many resident amenities and common areas to ensure that you benefit from your time at our facility, including spacious dining and lounge areas and a number of Small Sitting Areas and private sitting areas. We are located in a Bush Setting which you can enjoy from one of the outdoor sitting areas and Gardens. Other amenities that resident can use include the Hairdressing Salon, Medical Consultation Room, Activities Room, Resident Hydrotherapy Spa Bath, Resident/ Family Kitchenette and Library.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equiped with Built-in Wardrobes, Built-in Desk/ Bench Top, Lounge Chair, Full Electric Bed, Lockable Bed Side Table and a Nurse Call System. You can keep cool or warm with the Ceiling Fan, Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning and both Block-Out and Sheer curtains.

All bedrooms look out to either our beautiful Gardens or Courtyard and Picture Rails are present for you to hang artwork or photos of loved ones to personalise your room. A TV Antenna Outlet and a Phone Plug are installed for your convenience.

Each room also has an Ensuite which has a Walk-in Shower, Toilet, Vanity, Wall Cabinet and Call Button.

Size of room (m2) Excluding Ensuite 16.78m2

Description of additional care or services offered at no additional cost

Services that we offer you at no additional costs include a mobile library service, physiotherapy and podiatry services (High ACFI residents) bus trips/outings, nutritionally balanced meals prepared in our on-site kitchen, Wi-Fi connection and lots of different activities.

Description of optional additional costs (ie not including the accommodation price for the room) associated with the room

Services that require an additional fee include hairdressing, physiotherapy and podiatry (Low ACFI residents), phone connection and Foxtel connection.

Do you still have questions? Please make an appointment to see us. We look forward to meeting you so we can better understand your needs and hopefully be able to assist you. If you would like a tour of the service or if you urgently need care, we will refer you to one of our admission officers or to someone at the residential service who will be able to help you.

For more information about Pricing you can click on this link: http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/financial-and-legal/aged-care-homes-costs-explained

Activities and Lifestyle

Basin View Masonic Village is built on a peaceful and harmonious foundation. To this end, the self care residents have an elected representative to co-operate with management for the betterment of the village. We are lucky to have a very active fundraising auxiliary to help provide additional funds for our many activities. Aquaponics Garden.

The outdoors plays a large part in the lifestyle at Basin View. Our Award Winning community garden provides a fantastic opportunity to spend active time together, as does the fruit orchard. Based on a mixture of aquaponics and permaculture, the gardens are for the enjoyment of the residents of the whole village.

We also share in a wide range of other indoor and outdoor activities, which allow us to spend time together, having a yarn and learning new skills. These include; art classes, craft activities, bingo, BBQ’s, high tea, celebrations of special events such as Anzac Day and Melbourne Cup, birthdays, armchair travel and cooking.

We also have a community hall onsite, which sees use for activities such as: concerts, fashion parades, parties, shute and shuffle and carpet bowls competitions. All our activity rooms are made available for residents and their families for the celebration of special events. Finally, we also have a 23 seater bus plus trailer, which we use for; outings picnics, weekly shopping trips, fishing trips, regular trips to local clubs and exercise classes.

Local Information

The village of Basin View is within walking distance, and offers a small group of shops, including a doctor’s surgery, chemist and newsagency. The Bay and Basin area includes villages, beaches and national parks. The township of Nowra is located 15-20 minutes north and is accessed via road and bus transport. Nowra provides a large shopping centre, local public and private hospitals.

Further Information

To find out more about the RFBI village at Basin View, please call Belinda Bruce on (02) 4443 5034. If you wish to write to, or visit the village, our street address is 130 The Wool Road, Basin View, NSW 2540. If you need to fax someone at the village, please send it to (02) 4443 5054.