Monday - Thursday
10am - 2pm

What We Can Offer

Oak Tree Retirement Village Goonellabah is located just outside of Lismore. Conveniently near by to shopping, medical and hospital facilities, Oak Tree offers easy access to all of the services you need and the places you love to visit. Goonellabah has so much to offer every age group and is wonderful place to call home.

Boasting 80 one, two and two bedroom plus study homes, and a large Village Centre and swimming pool, the Village offers a relaxed and independent lifestyle in a low maintenance property where you can enjoy regular social activities, the companionship of new friends and the security and peace of mind of living in a gated community.

Our Villas have been thoughtfully designed to help you live in your own villa for longer, with all the comforts needed for safe and easy living. Complimenting this lifestyle is our maintenance-free promise where the entire Village, including your garden and home facade, is taken care of for you by our onsite Village Manager. We look after everything from the cleaning of the Village Centre, through to landscaping and general external repairs.

Your Village Manager is also responsible for coordinating a social calendar of activities and outings for your enjoyment as well as the general day to day running of the Village for your peace of mind.

Our close connections with Goonellabah and Lismore service providers ensures that you have the best of everything at Oak Tree. You have access to a range of medical services and in-home support, the benefit of a community of like-minded friends and neighbours, a variety of recreational pursuits at your finger tips - plus and you can even bring your beloved pet with you!

Oak Tree Retirement Village Goonellabah is a great lifestyle choice for you.

  • Oak Tree Goonellabah Retirement Village
  • Living Room
  • Dining and Living Room
  • Ensuite
  • Backyard

This feels
like home

Whether you are looking for yourself or your loved ones, Oak Tree Retirement Village Goonellabah offers a selection of purpose-built and beautifully appointed villas in a relaxed setting where it’s easy to feel right at home.

Thoughtfully designed to help you age comfortably in place and to live independently for longer, our 1, 2 and 2 bedroom plus study home designs offer step- free, open plan living, full kitchens with ample bench and cupboard space, practical indoor and outdoor living zones, bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, and functional bathrooms. You'll have everything you need with our range of quality inclusions and modern, stylish designs just waiting for you to add your flair and make your own.

  • 80 independent homes in total at our Goonellabah Retirement Village
  • Quality fixtures, fittings and appliances throughout including reverse-cycle air conditioning and insulation for all year round comfort
  • Private outdoor patios and gardens
  • Individual carports or lock up garages
  • Room for your pet
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Activities zones
  • Front Gate
  • Recreational Area
  • Kitchen

It feels like
we belong

Oak Tree's Goonellabah's Village Centre and appending facilities are at the heart of our community and are available for residents to enjoy at your leisure. Here you can participate in a variety of activities, socialise with friends and family and take advantage of the many services on offer. There is always someone to talk to, wave to and spend social time with doing the activities you love.

  • Welcoming outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor BBQ and entertainment areas
  • Open-planned lounge/seating areas
  • Hair dressing salon
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Library and computer corner
  • Activities zones
  • Billiards table

Master Plan

17 Mackellar Place, Goonellabah
Goonellabah Master Plan

Floor Plans

Oak Tree Retirement Village Goonellabah offers a variety of 1, 2 and 2 bedroom plus study home designs featuring quality fixtures, fittings and appliances throughout. Our homes are fully insulated with air conditioning to ensure year round comfort and offer plenty of natural light and cross ventilation. Stylish and built to help you live independently for longer, our villas offer all the modern comforts to ensure your retirement is what you dreamed it to be.

Goonellabah Wattle Floor Plan


Bed 1 Bedroom
Bath 1 Bathroom
Garage 1 Garage

Total: 91.00 m²

Goonellabah Banksia Floor Plan


Bed 2 Bedrooms
Bath 1 Bath + Powder Room
Garage 1 Garage

Total: 104.00 m²

Goonellabah Waratah Floor Plan


Bed 2 Bedrooms
Bath 1 Bath + Powder Room
Garage 1 Garage

Total: 112.40 m²

Goonellabah Grevillea  Floor Plan


Bed 2 Bedrooms + Study
Bath 1.5 Bathrooms
Garage 1 Garage

Total: 122.80 m²

Cath Bashforth

Meet Cath

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Catherine (Cath) Bashforth and I’m proud to be the Village Manager at Oak Tree Goonellabah.

I was born and bred in the Northern Rivers Region but have been living in, and loving Lismore since 2008 when we first made it our home. The perfect place to start a family, I am enjoying raising my two young children, both of whom will be attending school in the Lismore area when of age.

Time permitting around my family life, I am enjoying connecting with the local community through my interest groups; I’ve recently joined the Lismore Community Choir and look forward to getting involved in some volunteering activities in the future.

Prior to my work with Oak Tree, I worked in marketing for a large accounting firm, and have coordinated many events in my time, including a highlight working on The Country Music Awards of Australia for five years.

I have a love for people which is what inspired me about working in the retirement sector. Oak Tree offers me diverse experience where I can feel good about helping people make positive changes to their everyday living. Oak Tree cares for their residents and their “can do” attitude is inspiring.

I take pride in being part of this dynamic team and look forward to the continued construction of our village, welcoming new residents and being part of their journey to a happy retirement.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Village enquiries: Cath Bashforth
Mobile: 0438 762 465
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Where to
find us

Oak Tree Retirement Village Goonellabah is situated at 17 Mackellar Place, Goonellabah NSW 2480

Located in the Rainbow Region of the Northern Rivers of NSW, is Goonellabah, an eastern suburb of Lismore, which boasts the perfect lifestyle for retirement.

This relaxed and leisurely area with sweeping panoramic views of lush green valleys, subtropical climate and reliable seasonal rainfall, is a popular destination of choice for retirees. Bushland and mountains surround the district offering a varied selection of outdoor activities from picnics and scenic drives to biking and bush hikes.

The seaside is just a short drive east, perfect for day trips where you can indulge in fish and chips on the beach, or partake in water sports such as swimming, snorkelling and diving. The wide variety of galleries, theatres, markets and local fare provide a cultural experience, while excellent medical, retail and educational facilities along with easy access to main roads and public transport are more practical reasons for retiring to the region.

Whether you are a Lismore resident who wants to remain living amongst friends and family, or a retiree thinking of relocating from another city or town, then you will not be disappointed. Whatever your interests, Goonellabah has it all on offer, extraordinary natural wonders, diverse cultural activities and excellent infrastructure.

Oak Tree Retirement Village Goonellabah gives you the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful area.

  • Located in Goonellabah, East of Lismore, in a flood free zone.
  • Goonellabah shopping centre - Just 2km away for all shopping needs
  • Local convenience chemist and cafe - just a few minute's walk away from the Village
  • Lismore Base Hospital - This Regional hospital has just undergone a major expansion and is only a 12 minute drive away.
  • Lismore Workers Golf Club - a short 8km away.
  • A wide choice of social venues including - The Goonellabah Tavern, Lismore Works Sports Club, the Lismore Heights Bowling Club and the Lismore Workers Club all within 1 to 7 kms away.
  • Public transport - Local bus stop at the end of the street conducting regular travel into the city centre.
  • Oak Tree Goonellabah - Near enough to everything for a carefree retirement.