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 is the largest Masonic Order operating under a common and global 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 35 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

01 Dec 2021
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Prince Charles Edward Stuart Council No 45
02 Dec 2021
06:00PM - 10:30PM
Hume Sovereign Council No 44
03 Dec 2021
07:15PM - 10:30PM
Sir Frank McDowell Sovereign Council No 21
06 Dec 2021
06:30PM - 10:30PM
Macquarie Sovereign Chapter No 174
07 Dec 2021
07:00PM - 10:30PM
The Sydney Sovereign Chapter No 260
07 Dec 2021
07:30PM - 10:30PM
Parramatta Sovereign Council No 24
11 Dec 2021
10:00AM - 01:00PM
South East Daylight Council No 54
11 Dec 2021
01:00PM - 03:00PM
ACT Sovereign Council No 2


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