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Our Principles Make a Difference!

There are many reasons why men choose to join Freemasonry. Most Worshipful Brother VAUGHAN WERNER, a past Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria, identified these as just a few for a start:

The opportunity for self-development as an individual.

Wide scope for a sense of belonging, fellowship, opportunities to serve the community, the practice of moral values, a principled way of life.

Membership of a global fraternity.

Following tradition, some ceremonial activity and avenues for personal fulfilment.

Adding greater meaning to life.

Growth in confidence through personal growth and achievement.

Meeting in a friendly environment and in an atmosphere of conviviality and warmth.

To mix and converse with a wide circle of like minded men from different professions and backgrounds.

Access to knowledge through mentorship.

Have an Input to benevolent activities.

The option to be involved in Lodge harmony.

The scope for Masonic research Task Force involvement in the aid of others in times of crisis.

Respect for the family unit as a basic foundation for all.

The real satisfaction to derived from Masonic service is that it is a commitment to a wholesome way of concern for the welfare of our fellow man, an association with good men of diverse backgrounds, the pursuit of excellence In all things and the placing of the family unit above all else.

Our website or a direct enquiry to a Freemason will provide even more information.

If you are interested in finding out more about Freemasonry or becoming a Freemason, contact Freemasons Victoria, or one of your local Lodges.

There's no better way than to ask a Freemason. And there's no better time than right now!

From ‘Freemasonry Victoria’, Spring 2011, Issue 128

Freemasonry in Australia

Brief History of Australian Freemasonry
Timeline of Masonic History
Some Famous Australian Freemasons

Some Famous International Freemasons

Masonic Orders in Victoria

While the 'Blue' or Craft Lodge is the basis of all Freemasonry, there are also a number of other Masonic Orders.

All require that you Mus be a financial member of a Craft Lodge.

The Lodge Devotion No. 723 has a list of Masonic Orders active in Victoria here.

The Lodge's website also has a great deal of other information available about Freemasonry.

Some  Other Useful Sources of Information


Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance 
(W.Kirk MacNulty)

The Builders
(Joseph Fort Newton)

It's No Secret. .. Real Men Wear Aprons
(Peter Lazar)

A Century of Union
(Peter Thornton)

So You Want to Be a Freemason?
(Julian Rees)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry
(S. Brent Morris)


Freemasons Victoria Website

Freemasonry Today Website

Grand Lodge of England Website

Online essays about Freemasonry

Excellent Online Masonic resource

Freemasonry Wikipedia entry


[From a list supplied by Freemasons Victoria]