At Bellorana, we have a large bank of community volunteers, who assist us in creating an active and varied social life for our residents. Our current programs include: Line dancing, quizzes, crosswords, memory and reminiscing activities, men’s groups, happy hour, gardening (individual garden plots or general gardening), bus trips in the 12 seater facility bus, carpet bowls, bingo, multi denominational church services, arts and crafts and music, with local musicians visiting including bush bands, choirs, carol singers, school groups and guitarists.

All our hostel rooms have an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and access to beautiful gardens, the communal dining and lounge room and activities rooms.

Our nursing home offers a mix of single and double rooms, with shared bathrooms, wide verandahs, gardens, communal dining and lounge room.

All the Bellorana sites are within easy walking distance to Bellingen, offering shops, cafes, doctors and transport.

Bellingen is a picturesque small town, south of Coffs Harbour in NSW. It sits on the Bellinger river, at the foot of Dorrigo mountain. There is a strong sense of community with group gardens, markets, art galleries and cafes. Bellingen has a lively social scene, with music festivals such as the Jazz festival occurring each year, and Camp creative organised at the local high school each January. 1500 participants learn skills from Bollywood dancing to drumming, song writing, poetry, story writing and playing a musical instrument.

Bellorana is very conveniently located, set on the hill below the Bellinger River District Hospital. We are approximately 600 metres to the local business district at Bellingen.

Our independent living units Oakman Gardens, at 5-9 Robert Lane, Bellingen are all two bedroom, and are surrounded by beautiful gardens. They are close to the communal BBQ area for all residents.


Government subsidised aged care

Wing: Nursing Home

30 beds.

24/7 registered nursing, Non-dedicated respite, Secure garden.

Wing: Hostel

63 beds. 1 respite bed.

Secure garden.

Wing: Joyce Jarrett

24 beds.

24/7 registered nursing, Non-dedicated respite.

Wing: Watson St Hostel

39 beds. 1 respite bed.

24/7 registered nursing.

Retirement homes

RFBI Oakman Gardens

16 Villas / ILUs.

Licence to occupy, Resident funded (lease for life / tenure), Service fee.
Units located at 5-9 Robert Lane, Bellingen.

On-site facility

Facility transport.

These services are operated by Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution (RFBI).

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  • 2 days ago · V26367

    Low Care/Ageing in Place Hostel Bellingen

    • ACAT/S required
    • Permanent or Respite
    • Single room with private ensuite (concessional)
    Single rooms with ensuites are currently available in our low care hostel for permanent or respite. Rooms accomodate a single bed, wardrobe and chest of drawres with TV outlets. On 2 levels, common areas such as lounge room and dining room accessible by either stairs or elevator. Single rooms with ensuites also avaialble in our low care/ageing in place hostel adjoining high care facility.
  • 2 days ago · V23571

    ILU/ Villa for sale in Bellingen NSW

    Bedrooms: 2Bathroom: 1Car space: 1

    6-9 Roberts St Lane Bellingen NSw 2454

    • Villa / ILU for sale
    • 165000-200,000
    Villa is located close to Bellingen township and within walking distance to shopping centre. Villa is 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a southerly aspect. Part of a group 16 villas and townhouse all ILU.

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