RFBI Armidale
Masonic Village

86 Box Hill Drive, Armidale NSW 2350
Call (02) 6770 1200

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Residential care: secure, compassionate assisted living

Whether the onset of health problems is gradual or sudden, if the need to seek assistance and comfort increases, RFBI Armidale Masonic Village can provide an assisted lifestyle which includes round-the-clock care.

We are well aware that the decisions involved cause rising levels of concern both personally and for your loved ones. You will find us completely attuned to your needs, and dedicated to helping both you and your family adapt to the many changes ahead.

You can count on our compassionate and caring staff to listen to your needs in detail and provide the right options for you.

Combining the best of country and city life

Your new home at RFBI Armidale Masonic Village is surrounded by the bushland and rural views for which the district is famous.

Busy, bustling Armidale is a major regional city, offering all the amenities and services you need. The area is well served by doctors and other health care providers. Regular shopping trips in our village bus take you there and back, looking after you all the way.

With the rest of your time, you can do as little or as much as you like; you'll be able to sit back and enjoy the gloriously peaceful vistas and the serenity of the beautiful, well-kept gardens. And there's plenty to do in the village too with organised concerts, fashion parades, parties, special occasions and more.


Everything you need is right here

Your new home has a lounge and dining rooms, and on-site kitchen. You’ll enjoy a beautiful, rural outlook with elegant central courtyards. Your room offers you a convenient en-suite bathroom and views over the countryside. No matter what the weather, you’ll enjoy year-round comfort thanks to ducted air conditioning, both in your room and in the spacious common areas and sitting rooms in each wing.

There are lots of peaceful gardens and common areas where you can simply relax.

Other services available include the hairdressing salon, activities room, hydrotherapy spa bath, resident/ family kitchenette and library.

Your new home: designed for convenient comfortable living

Your generously sized bedroom comes complete with built-in wardrobes, built-in desk/bench top, full electric bed and a nurse-call system.

An en-suite complete with walk-in shower, toilet, vanity, wall cabinet, ceiling heater and call button completes your personal space.

Picture rails circle the walls for you to hang artwork or photos of loved ones to personalise your room and we hope you will bring in treasured furniture or ornaments from home to make your new room feel familiar. A TV antenna outlet is provided for your convenience.

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Year Opened 2009
All levels of care
Number of Beds 62
Single rooms with ensuite
Couples rooms with ensuite -
Secure dementia care
Private balcony or courtyard
Village bus
On-Site Shop Coffee Shop
Hair dressing salon
Cafe / Kiosk
Medical Consultation Room
Other Features Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day
Additional Services

Payment options

Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Daily Accommodation Deposit (DAP) COMBINATION
ROOM CATEGORY Maximum refundable
accommodation deposit
Maximum daily accommodation
payment (If no RAD is paid)
Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP


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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 accommodation payment accrues daily and is paid periodically (e.g. fortnightly). A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily.

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 eligible for support by the Government.

This means that you will not be required to pay the published Accommodation Payment. If you are not supported, but affordability is still a factor, be assured this will not necessarily affect your eligibility for accommodation.

The Room Prices (RAD) and 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 based on the new quarterly interest rate.

Additional services (ie not including the accommodation price for the room) associated with the room

At this Village we are pleased offer an Additional Services Package at a cost of $15 per day that is payable by all non-supported residents. This includes a 43″ Smart TV, unlimited WiFi internet access, themed village events, wine or beer/soft drinks with lunch, weekly family happy hour and local entertainers. More details are available at the village. Other services that you can access at additional cost include hairdressing, café/kiosk purchases, telephone connection and line rental and Foxtel connection.

For more information about Aged Care Fees and Charges you can visit the My Aged Care website or speak to one of our team members on 1800 181 959.


RFBI purchase the original Strathlea Nursing Home in 2004, and transferred the 44 beds to the newly constructed Ken Thompson Lodge. The Lodge was named after Ken Thompson in recognition and appreciation of his long association with RFBI. Ken has held the position of RFBI Chairman of the Board, and was a serving member of the Board.  The Strathlea building itself is now in private hands.

On completion in 2009, the Village was formally opened by Prof Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW.  A further 16 beds were added to the Lodge, and so today RFBI Armidale Masonic Village provides 62 beds in modern and attractive surroundings.

Contact information

To find out more about RFBI Armidale Masonic Village, 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 need care urgently, please call our General Manager, Genevieve Baker at (02) 6770 1200 or click here to send us an email.

You can visit the village at:

86 Box Hill Drive, Armidale, NSW 2350