RFBI Canberra Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Canberra Masonic Village

Address: 138 Hardwick Crescent
Phone: (02) 6254 2544
Fax: (02) 6254 7080

Other Information

Residential Care Beds: 53
Retirement Living Units: 84



On site at the Canberra Masonic Village, we have two Retirement Living Villages, Holt and Pearce; and Kalparrin, our Residential Care home.

The word Kalparrin means, to lend a helping hand. We take this literally and strive to provide quality aging in place services to all the residents within our residential care. The Grand Master of the United Lodge of NSW, Hon R.L.H Johnson, opened Kalparrin Hostel on 1st October 1989. Due to public demand, a further four beds were added in 2003.

Established in 1976, Pearce Retirement Living Village was constructed in nine sections, with four units in each.

Holt Retirement Village was built in three stages, the first in 1987, with 17 units. Due to public demand, between 1987 and 1992 a further 31 units were added.


Kalparrin Residential Care
Located in a charming landscaped environment, we are next to the retirement living villas. We offer 53 comfortable and relaxing single rooms, with ensuite, air conditioning and heating. Most rooms have access to our landscaped gardens. Kalparrin also offers a sitting room in each wing, with tea and coffee making facilities. We cater for our residents onsite, with main meals served in the dining room.

Holt Retirement Living
The retirement living units offer two bedrooms, planned to accommodate married couples, and to retain independence and dignity for the single person living alone. The units are approximately 78 m2. Each is fully self-contained, with a separate laundry, bathroom and toilet, kitchen with spacious preparation area and ample storage, reverse cycle split-system air-conditioning units, carpets, double curtains tracks, light fittings, security screen doors and lockup storage space. Careful planning has provided all rooms in the unit with sun control, efficient ventilation and ideal orientation.

Pearce Retirement Living
Pearce Masonic Retirement Village consists of of 32 single and four double bedroom units. Each unit offers the bedrooms, a dining and living area with an open plan kitchen, and is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.

The opportunity to reside in the Pearce Masonic Retirement Village is limited to those with aged care pensions with low income. Rental is based upon 22.5% of the person’s income.

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 Canberra 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 private sitting areas and outdoor sitting areas. We are located in a town setting which you can enjoy from the garden and one of outdoor sitting areas. Other amenities that resident can use include the hairdressing salon, activities room, resident/ family kitchenette and library.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with built-in wardrobes, full electric bed and a nurse call system. You can keep cool or warm with the wall heater, reverse cycle air conditioning and both block-out and sheer curtains.

All bedrooms look out to our beautiful Gardens. 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 18m2

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

Throughout the Canberra Masonic Village, we strive to provide a homely and fulfilling lifestyle. Each area offers its own contribution to this.

At Kalparrin, we provide both practical and home comforts, with 24 hour registered nurse coverage, 24 hour caring staff; home visits from allied health teams e.g. doctors, physiotherapist, podiatrist, specialists, and weekly hairdressing appointments.

Holt Retirement Living Village is surrounded by beautiful and well-maintained landscaped gardens.

A community hall is located in the Pearce complex, providing residents the opportunity to undertake social activities within the village such as concerts, fashion parades, parties, shute and shuffle and carpet bowls competitions.

We also have a bus, which we can be used for picnics, shopping trips and trips to local clubs.

Local Information

The Canberra Masonic Village is conveniently placed, close to Belconnen, Pearce and Kippax shopping centres. This puts our residents within walking distance of the post office, pharmacy, local clubs, health centre and public transport.

Further Information

To find out more about the Canberra Masonic Village, please call Ms Sanjila Verma on (02) 6254 2544.

If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is 138 Hardwick Crescent, Holt, ACT 2615. If you need to fax a resident or staff member, please send it to (02) 6254 7080.