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 Cessnock 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.
Care and comfort in the heart of the Hunter Valley
RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village is set on more than 3 hectares of land on the fringe of the CBD. The area is very tranquil, partly bounded by a lovely pond that attracts wildlife such as swans and pelicans.
You will be looked after in a loving and caring environment where compassionate care and attention to your needs are our number one priority.
To help you enjoy your new life here, we invite you to join us in celebrating special days by dressing up and enjoying special meals and activities — the idea being to simply have fun. There are many regular activities to choose from, including bingo, fashion parades, concerts, hoi, craft, gentle exercises, relaxation, bus trips, movies and art classes. There is also a pool room with a full size pool table, plus a men’s shed.
A full time activity officer ensures there is plenty to do, seven days a week.
To help you get around, we own a specially modified bus with a wheelchair lift; our residents enjoy many fun-filled outings that usually finish with an ice cream or other treat of your choice.
Everything you need is right here
RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village is located in Cessnock, gateway to the beautiful Hunter Valley, just two hours north of Sydney and an hour from Newcastle. We cater for both high- and low-care residents.
The village has an on-site kitchen offering freshly baked morning teas and old fashioned cooked dinners. The dining room is a quiet spot to enjoy the peace and quiet and smell the aromas wafting from the kitchen. The menu is changed regularly on a seasonal basis.
We have a wide range of common areas, including: large foyer, dining room, activity room, library, hairdressing salon and pool room.
All rooms are single with en-suite, heater and fan in the bedroom and bathroom wall heater. Most rooms also enjoy air conditioning and all common rooms have reverse-cycle air conditioning for year-round comfort.Take a Tour
|All levels of care||✓|
|Number of Beds||65|
|Single rooms with ensuite||✓|
|Couples rooms with ensuite||-|
|Secure dementia care||-|
|Private balcony or courtyard||✓|
|Hair dressing salon||✓|
|Cafe / Kiosk||✓|
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|Other Features||Care staff available 24 hours a day. Activities 7 days per week, Men's shed.|
|ROOM CATEGORY||Maximum refundable
|Maximum daily accommodation
payment (If no RAD is paid)
|Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP|
(Max. Occupancy 1)
(Max. Occupancy 1)
As of the 1st July 2014, new residents have greater choice on how to pay for their accommodation costs. These choices include;
- Residents can choose to pay for accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum,
- A daily payment (DAP), or
- 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 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 $13 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 at 1800 181 959.
The Foundation stone at RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village was set in March 1983 by Harold G. Coates OBE, the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of NSW. Eric Fitzgibbon, Mayor of Cessnock officially opened Stage 1 of the Village in September that year. Two years later, in November 1985, the aged care village opened for residents and the official opening was conducted by the then Governor General Ninian Stephen in June,1986. In 1991, the Village Community Hall was officially opened by Frank Jeffree, then President of RFBI.
We are now proud to offer 89 retirement units, a community hall and 65 residential care beds, including two 8-bed memory support units for those living with dementia.
To find out more about RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village, please make an appointment to see us. We look forward to meeting you so we can better understand you 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, Trudy Bailey at (02) 4993 2100 or click here to send us an email.
You can visit the village at:
30A West Avenue, Cessnock, NSW 2325.