Freemasonry and You

Do you know of Freemasonry? Perhaps you know of the Masons and the legendary 33rd Degree which features so often in novels and Hollywood movies?

Perhaps you are already a Master Mason? We invite you to take your time to browse our website. If you feel so inclined, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Crest of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia

Welcome to the website of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite (or Rose Croix) for Region 1 in Australia. We thank you for taking your time to visit us.

The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite is an appendant Order to Craft Freemasonry and membership is offered to Master Masons from regular Craft Lodges. Although this website focuses on the geographical area within Australia defined by Region 1, much of the information contained herein is shared equally across Australia and indeed the world.

The principal aims of this website are to:

  1. promote Freemasonry in general within our communities particularly to good men who are searching for more;
  2. promote the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite and its honourable ideals;
  3. inform the community of the Order’s presence, history and structure;
  4. inspire Master Masons who are seeking more knowledge to consider petitioning to join the Rite; and
  5. provide a central technological hub for Region 1 and to facilitate timely and efficient communication and collaboration among members of the Rite.

The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite is the world’s second largest Masonic Order after the Craft, or ‘Blue’ Lodge, and the largest Masonic Order operating under a common Grand Constitution.

The information and opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily endorsed by the Supreme Council for Australia but are largely the result of the author’s 30 years of accumulated experience as a Freemason and deep passion for the Craft in general. 


Square and Compasses

- Making good men better -
Not a Freemason? visit the United Grand Lodge of NSW & ACT to learn about the world's oldest and honourable fraternity where you will progress to the Third Degree of a Master Mason

Beyond the Craft

The collar jewel of the Rose Croix or 18°Are you already a Master Mason seeking to progress and advance in Masonic knowledge? Visit the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia to learn how to continue your journey beyond the Third Degree

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Regional Meetings

23 Nov 2019
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Shoalhaven Sovereign Chapter No 112
25 Nov 2019
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Adeste Fideles Sovereign Chapter No 125
25 Nov 2019
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Collaroy Daylight Sovereign Council No 56
27 Nov 2019
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Sydney St Andrew Sovereign Chapter No 9
02 Dec 2019
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Macquarie Sovereign Chapter No 174
03 Dec 2019
07:00PM - 10:00PM
The Sydney Sovereign Chapter No 260
05 Dec 2019
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Hume Sovereign Council No 44


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The Whiddon Group

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