RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village

Address: 3 Northville Drive
Phone: (02) 4946 3299
Fax: (02) 4958 1255

Other Information

Residential Care Beds: 131
Retirement Living Units: 215


In 1968, local ambulance man Edgars Lideman saw the need for a Retirement Village in the area and approached local businessman Albert Hawkins for a donation. Albert Hawkins donated 40 acres of village land, and formed a partnership with the Royal Freemason’s Benevolent Institution.

Our first buildings, Rose Court, comprising 54 Independent Living units, were completed in 1972. We now offer 215 units: Rose, Boronia, Waratah, Iris, Camellia and Orchid Courts.

Our first Residential Care hostel , providing 30 high care beds, was completed in 1975. Between 1979 and 2007, three new houses were added, providing a further 101 beds. We underwent an upgrade and refurbishment to all our single and double rooms in 2008. The upgrade was opened by the Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, CVO in June 2009.


At Hawkins Masonic Village, we provide 131 Residential Care beds and 215 Independent Living units. We offer both low and high care, including a 15-bed secure unit for Dementia.

All our Residential Care facilities offer modern, homelike furnishings, are air conditioned, and offer common areas for socialisation and relaxing. They provide state of the art nurse call and resident monitoring systems for peace of mind. All meals are cooked fresh on site, and served in the spacious dining rooms. We carry out all laundry on site.

The Independent Living Village offers 215 one and two bedroom units, some with lock up garages.

The facilities are situated amongst landscaped grounds and gardens, with safe and secure outdoor areas.

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 Hawkins 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 private sitting areas. We are located in a Bush 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, Medical Consultation Room, Activities Room, Resident Hydrotherapy Spa Bath and Resident/ Family Kitchenette.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Throughout the Hawkins Village our generous sized bedrooms come with vinyl flooring come equipped with Built-in Wardrobes, Full Electric Bed, Bed Side Table and a Nurse Call System. Each room has Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning and both Block-Out and Sheer curtains.

Each room also has an Ensuite which has a Walk in Shower, Toilet, Vanity, Wall Cabinet and Call Button and a TV Antenna Outlet is installed for your convenience.

Acacia: Our bedrooms also have a built in bench top. All bedrooms look out to a northerly aspect.

Banksia: All bedrooms look out to our beautiful Gardens. These rooms are located within our secure dementia unit.

Grevillea: Our bedrooms have a choice of Courtyard or Garden Views. These rooms either share the bathroom / ensuite or have two beds per room.

Jacaranda: All bedrooms look out to our beautiful gardens

Size of room (m2) Excluding Ensuite sizes range from 14.665m2 to 32.45m2

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

At Hawkins Masonic Village, we are proud to offer a sociable and fulfilling lifestyle for all our residents. To that end, we have an onsite Community Hall, which is used for: fashion parades, movies, parties, meetings, concerts, choir practice and family functions.

Our Residential Care facilities have individual activity programs designed to suit the unique needs of the residents. These activities currently include concerts, bingo, craft, discussion groups, movement to music, sing-a-long, movies, bus trips, shuffleboard, dances, high teas, choir, and games. We also provide our residents a library, genealogy library and internet kiosk within the Village.

We have a Men’s Shed, open to all male residents in the Village. The Men’s Shed sees the residents taking part in activities such as woodwork, metalwork, welding, toy making, model railway and social functions.

Self Care residents have a well established Social Group and Support Group, and are big fans of croquet, which is played on our own lawn by the croquet group.

We own a 20 seater bus, which is mainly used by the Independent Living residents for shopping, and sightseeing trips. We are fortunate enough to also own two, 12 seater coaches, mainly used by the Residential Care facilities for outings. Public transport also comes into the Village.

Local Information

The Hawkins Masonic Village is conveniently located only 3 kms to the F3 freeway, 3 kms to Edgeworth Shopping Centre, and 7 kms to Glendale Stockland Mall. We are only 20 kms from Kotara and Charlestown shopping centres and Newcastle City Centre.

We are serviced by two local hospitals – being 9 kms from John Hunter Hospital and 15 kms from the Mater hospital.

Further Information

To find out more about Hawkins Masonic Village, please call Toni Giles on (02) 4946 3299.

If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is Northville Drive, Edgeworth, NSW 2285. If you need to fax a resident or staff member, please send it to (02) 4958 1255.