RFBI Leeton Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Leeton Masonic Village

Address: 71-91 Karri Road
Phone: (02) 6953 9300
Fax: (02) 6953 3155

Other Information

RFBI Leeton Masonic Village and RFBI Leeton Masonic Retirement Village is conveniently located close to shops and transport.

RFBI Leeton Masonic Village is a residential care village offering all levels of care, including a secure area and specialised services for those living with dementia.

Our co-located retirement village is a small and beautifully appointed village made up of ten 2 bedroom independent living units designed to meet the needs of active retirees.

Services and amenities available to residents include:
– close to local shops and transport
– hairdressing salon within residential care village
– onsite shop
– medical consultation room
– number of beautiful landscaped garden areas



The building of Leeton Masonic Village started in 1998, with construction of six independent living villas completed in 2000. The first residents moved in shortly afterwards. In 2003, the village was expanded with four new two bedroom Independent Living villas. Dr. Gregory Levensten MD. JP. officially named the Albert Trembath Villas at the foundation laying ceremony in 2009.

In 2008, building works started on a Residential Care hostel, providing 50 beds for low and high care residents. Red Gum House, a dementia specific unit, offers 26 of these beds.

Dr. Gregory Levensten MD. JP. officially named the Residential Care hostel Alf Herrmann Lodge at the foundation laying ceremony in 2009 and was opened in 2010 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO., Governor of New South Wales. The first residents moved into the facility in early 2010.


At Leeton Masonic Retirement Village, we are proud to be the only Independent Living villa facility in the local region. As such, we ensure maintenance of our positive image and steady population growth by providing the best possible facilities and level of care.

Albert Trembath Villas
Our ten Independent Living units all offer: two bedrooms, a separate bathroom, toilet, laundry, kitchen/dining living area and an attached lock up garage. Our villas are well spaced, providing privacy, with established trees and low maintenance gardens. They also offer verandas, with lovely views, and access to a shared central outdoor gazebo and barbeque area.

The surrounds offer good security with grounds lighting and quality security in all our villas. All the villas are built on a single level with access via ramps, not steps. There is direct access to the villas from the Village road.

Alf Herrmann Lodge
Our Residential Care accommodation incorporates en suite bathrooms and individual reverse cycle air-conditioning units in all rooms. There are sitting rooms to be found in each wing, with activities taking part in the dining areas in both the hostel and dementia unit. Throughout the hostel, all common areas are air-conditioned.

All catering is onsite, with main meals served in the large dining room. Our menu changes seasonally, and we welcome resident input. Visitors are also able to enjoy a meal with residents should they wish, at a minimal charge.

Leeton Masonic Village also provides an onsite hairdressing salon, with a visiting hairdresser providing a weekly service for all residents. We also have a coffee shop, run by local volunteers.

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 Leeton 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 and private 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, Medical Consultation Room, Activities Room and Resident Hydrotherapy Spa Bath.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with Built-in Wardrobes, Built-in Desk, Lounge Chair, Full Electric Bed, Bed Side Table and a Nurse Call System. You can keep cool or warm with the 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 17.19m2 

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

Albert Trembath Villas
Residents are invited to attend functions at Alf Herrmann Lodge which include special celebration days and arranged entertainment. There is also the option to dine at the main dining room for meals at minimum charge.

Alf Herrmann Lodge
We have a very active social calendar, with regular activities including: cooking, music, hand and foot massage, aromatherapy baths, manicure and pedicures, a hairdresser, quizzes, church services, physical therapy, walks, bingo, indoor bowls, arts and crafts, afternoon tea and concerts.

The village also owns a 10 seater bus, which is available to all residents, both hostel and self care for outings, shopping trips etc.

Local Information

The village is close to essential services, the hospital and shopping centre.

Leeton itself is located roughly halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in the New South Wales Riverina. It was the first town built as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and was designed with the assistance of Walter Burley Griffin. Leeton is a beautiful place, and has won a number of awards from the Keep Australia Beautiful competition.

Further Information

To find out more about Leeton Masonic Village, please call Ms Judith Dahlenburg on (02) 6953 9300.

If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is 91 Karri Road, Leeton, NSW 2705. If you need to fax a resident or staff member, please send it to (02) 6953 3155.