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RFBI Moonbi
Masonic Village

52 Churchill Drive, Moonbi NSW 2353

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Independent, active living without home chores or cares

A move to RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village allows you to forget home maintenance, gardening, lawn mowing and the countless tasks that become increasingly burdensome so you can focus on the fun things in life.

Here, you will be able to enjoy a lifestyle as active as you please doing the things you love doing, and then relax and enjoy your surroundings on a beautiful site of over 50 acres.

Combining the best of country and city life

Your new home at RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village nestles at the foot of the Moonbi Range, 20km north of Tamworth. Its land was part of Moonby Station which still runs a hobby farm with sheep, chickens and working dogs. The village is surrounded by expansive views of the magnificent countryside.

While not simply relaxing and enjoying your peaceful surroundings, you will find plenty to do at RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village.

Facilities

Everything you need is right here

RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village offers 33 retirement living units on a beautiful site of over 50 acres. They comprise one 3-bedroom unit, twenty-six 2-bedroom and six 1-bedroom units. All have their own laundries, smoke detectors, personal verandahs and gardens; we take care of the maintenance and lawn mowing services for you. Lock-up garages are attached to 32 of the units.

You’re free to enjoy the communal barbeque area as well as a meeting hall used for crafts, recreation and functions. It is located in the historic Coach House.

The village has a bus available for shopping trips twice weekly to nearby Kootingal, which has all the services you need. The bus is also available for village outings and excursions. The Kootingal Bowling Club is a popular destination for the Chinese restaurant, plus year round entertainment, including bingo and lawn bowls.

Year Opened 1978
Number of Units 33
1 Bedroom Units 6
2 Bedroom Units 26
3 Bedroom Units 1
Garage
Village Bus
Fully maintained gardens
Community Hall
Co-located at residential aged care centre

History

Robert Alfred Orville Gill built Moonby House for his family in 1895 on his 68,720 acre property, Moonby Station. He named his property ‘Moonby’ rather than the location name ‘Moonbi’, apparently to distinguish his holding from the surrounding area.

RFBI purchased the house in 1978 along with 54 acres of land. Originally called the Northern Inland Masonic Retirement Centre, it’s now known as RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village.  Moonby House Nursing Home, as it was known, opened its doors in 1985 with 49 bedrooms. Grand Master Professor Roy Woodman LLM officially opened it the following year.

In 2005 refurbishments were undertaken to provide single rooms with shared facilities, reducing the capacity to 34 residents. The renovations were officially opened by Senator the Honourable Sandy McDonald, Deputy Leader of the Nationals.

In 1988, due to public demand, an additional 12 retirement units were created; these were opened by the Deputy State Manager for the Department of Community Services and Health, Mr Frank Hegerty.

 

Contact information

To find out more about any of RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village services, 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 village or if you urgently need care, please call our General Manager Ms Debbie O’Shea on 02 6766 0400 or click here to send us an email.

You can visit the village at:

52 Churchill Drive, Moonbi, NSW 2353