Independent, active living without home chores or cares
A move to RFBI Hawkins 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.
Vibrant community close to the lake
RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village nestles in quiet bushland in the outer Newcastle suburb of Edgeworth, near beautiful Lake Macquarie, on 16 hectares of land donated by Albert Hawkins.
You will be enchanted by the beautifully maintained gardens, outdoor areas and courtyards overlooking the tranquil views. The village is just 3km from the F3 Freeway, 3km to Edgeworth shopping centre and 20km from the Newcastle city centre.
The men’s shed, open to all male residents, provides activities such as woodwork, metalwork, welding, toy making, model railway tasks and social functions.
There is a 20-seater village bus for shopping and sightseeing trips.
Everything you need is right here
At RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village we provide 184 independent living units with your choice of one or two bedrooms, some with lockup garages, others with parking spaces. We offer units that vary in sizes and layouts, with an affordable space to suit everyone.
The village is nestled among landscaped grounds and gardens, with safe and secure outdoor areas.Take a Tour
|Number of Units||184|
|1 Bedroom Units||112|
|2 Bedroom Units||72|
|3 Bedroom Units||-|
|Fully maintained gardens||✓|
|Other Features||Men’s shed|
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In 1968, local ambulance man Edgars Lideman saw the need for a retirement village in the area and approached local businessman Albert Hawkins for a donation. Albert Hawkins donated 40 acres (over 16 hectares) of village land and formed a partnership with RFBI.
The first buildings, Rose Court, consisting of 54 retirement living units, were completed in 1972. There are now 184 units across Rose, Waratah, Iris, Camellia and Orchid Courts.
To find out more about RFBI Hawkins 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 urgently need care, please call our General Manager, Larissa Williams on 02 4946 3299 or click here to send us an email.
You can visit the village at:
3 Northville Drive, Edgeworth, NSW 2285.