RFBI Cessnock
Masonic Retirement Village

30A West Avenue, Cessnock NSW 2325
Call (02) 4993 2100

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Independent, active living without home chores or cares

A move to RFBI Cessnock 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.

Village life in the heart of the Hunter Valley

Your new home at RFBI Cessnock Masonic Retirement Village is at the southern gateway to the beautiful Hunter Valley, just two hours north of Sydney and an hour from Newcastle.

The village is situated on more than 3 hectares of land on the outskirts of town, in a tranquil and relaxing bushland setting you are sure to enjoy. A lovely pond sits at the boundary, attracting varied wildlife including swans and pelicans.

To help you make the most of your independent new life here, we invite you to join us on dress-up days, bingo, fashion parades, concerts, hoi, craft, gentle exercises, relaxation, bus trips, movies and art classes. There is also a pool room, plus a men’s shed.

We own a specially modified bus with a wheelchair lift if needed; our residents enjoy many fun-filled outings — great times indeed — so be sure to join us.


Everything you need is right here

The 89 retirement living units at RFBI Cessnock Masonic Retirement Village offer you the choice of either one or two bedrooms. All have garages or free-standing carports.

Although the fully fitted kitchens provide all you need to prepare your own meals, if you are feeling a little unwell and need a break from cooking, you can let us know as the village has an on-site kitchen offering freshly baked morning teas and old fashioned cooked dinners which you can enjoy for a small additional charge.

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

Take a Tour
Year Opened 1985
Number of Units 89
1 Bedroom Units 21
2 Bedroom Units 68
3 Bedroom Units -
Village Bus
Fully maintained gardens
Community Hall
Other Features Pond, Men's Shed, BBQ Area
Co-located at residential aged care centre


The Foundation stone at RFBI Cessnock Masonic Retirement Village was set in March 1983 by Harold G. Coates OBE, then 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 living units, a community hall and 65 residential care beds, including two 8-bed secured memory support units.

Contact information

To find out more about RFBI Cessnock 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 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.