RFBI Bellingen
Masonic Retirement Village

5-9 Robert Street Lane, Bellingen NSW 2454
Call (02) 6659 5300

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Independent, active living without home chores or cares

A move to RFBI Bellingen Masonic Retirement 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.

Home in a thriving local community

Your new home at RFBI Bellingen Masonic Retirement Village is in a tranquil setting, surrounded by the bushland, birdlife and trees for which the district is famous.

The village is a short stroll to the town centre and very much a part of the local community. The village is well known for having a very welcoming family feel, providing quality care and personal service, with many long term residents and staff members.

Bellingen is a picturesque town on the Bellinger river, at the foot of Dorrigo mountain. There is a strong sense of community with group gardens, markets, art galleries, cafés and a lively social scene with music events, such as the Jazz Festival, each year.


Everything you need is right here

RFBI Bellingen Masonic Retirement Village offers 16 independent two-bedroom living units at Oakman Gardens. They villas are surrounded by beautiful gardens that are a source of great pride in the area.

The Bellingen town centre is only a short walk away, giving ready access to shops, an IGA grocery store, doctors and transport.

The communal BBQ area is a popular spot for residents’ gatherings or family catch ups.

Please note that you will need to pay a departure fee when you leave this village.


Take a Tour
Year Opened 1988
Number of Units 16
1 Bedroom Units -
2 Bedroom Units 16
3 Bedroom Units -
Village Bus
Fully maintained gardens
Community Hall -
Other Features BBQ Area
Co-located at residential aged care centre -


Gough Whitlam opened the first hostel, as it was then called, at Watson Street in 1975 where there were 31 residential care beds. Continuing in the residential care tradition, the Bellorana Nursing Home was opened in 1990 to provide 30 high care beds.

A rise in demand for independent living saw RFBI establish Oakman Gardens in 1987, with 16 independent living units, now called RFBI Bellingen Masonic Retirement Village.


Contact information

To find out more about RFBI Bellingen Masonic Retirement 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 call village, please call our General Manager, Jason D’Onofrio at (02) 6659 5300 or click here to send us an email.

You can visit the village at:

5-9 Robert Street Lane, Bellingen, NSW 2454.