RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village

Address: 30A West Ave
Phone: (02) 4993 2100
Fax: (02) 4991 2043

Other Information

Residential Care Beds: 65
Retirement Living Units: 89


Cessnock Masonic Village was built in six stages from 1985 through to 2011. We are now proud to offer a total of 89 Residential Living units, a Community Hall and 65 Residential Care beds, inclusive of two 8-bed secured dementia specific units.


At the Residential Care Village, we offer ‘ageing in place’, thus caring for both high and low care residents.

The Village has an on-site kitchen, offering freshly baked morning teas and old fashioned cooked dinners. It is lovely and homely to walk through the door or around the corridors and smell the aromas wafting from the kitchen. The menu is on a four weekly rotation and changes on a seasonal basis.

All rooms are single ensuite rooms with a heater and a fan in the living area, and a wall heater in the bathroom. Most resident rooms have air conditioning, and all common rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning.

We provide a wide range of common areas, including: the foyer, dining room, activity room, library, hairdressing salon and pool room.

The Retirement Living units offer either one or two bedrooms. All units have either garages or freestanding carports.

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 Cessnock 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 the outdoor sitting areas. Other amenities that resident can use include the hairdressing salon, activities room, resident hydrotherapy spa bath, library, internal courtyard and men’s shed.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with built-in wardrobes and a built in bench top. You can keep cool or warm with the ceiling fan, wall heater and both block-out and sheer curtains.

All bedrooms look out to either our beautiful gardens or courtyard. A TV antenna outlet is 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 18.15m2

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

Cessnock Masonic Village is situated on 7½ acres of land, on the fringe of the CBD. The area is very tranquil with one boundary being a lovely pond that attracts varied wildlife including swans and pelicans.

Residents are cared for in a loving and caring environment where care is always there and where person-centred care is our focus. We celebrate many special days on the calendar by dressing up, and with displays in our dining room with the main objective being simply to have fun.

We own a specially modified bus with a wheelchair lift and the residents enjoy many fun filled outings that always finish with an ice cream at Macca’s.

Cessnock Masonic Village employs an activity officer in the residential care village five days per week, and in the dementia unit for four hours per day, seven days a week.

We offer a wide range of activities, including but not limited to: bingo, fashion parades, concerts, hoi, craft, gentle exercises, relaxation, bus trips, movies and art classes. Residents also remain involved in the community, and attend functions throughout the year.

We have a pool room at the Village with a ¾ sized pool table, used by all residents, and a men’s shed within the Village.

Local Information

Cessnock is an inland city, located 52 km west of Newcastle in New South Wales.

We have all the amenities you would expect in a well equipped city, including: a local hospital, local airport, numerous clubs (both sporting and recreational), shops including Target, Big W, Woolworths, Coles, IGA and Aldi.

Cessnock is the gateway to the Hunter Valley vineyards, with award winning wines and winemakers in the area. We are also central to the mining communities of the Hunter Valley, and are only 1 ½ hours from Sydney via the freeway.

Further Information

To find out more about the Cessnock Masonic Village, please call Mrs Sharryn McDonald on (02) 4993 2100.

If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is 30A Off West Avenue, Cessnock, NSW 2325. If you need to fax a resident or staff member, please send it to (02) 4991 2043.