Becoming a Freemason

Freemasons Tasmania warmly welcomes adult men of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. We are keen to encourage the next generation of Freemasons who will help take the organisation and its valuable traditions into the future.

We follow a centuries-old tradition that started with the guilds of stonemasons in medieval times and evolved into an influential organisation that welcomed a broader membership in the 1700s in England. Today, Freemasonry is more relevant than ever, giving men support to navigate changing times and become the best they can be.

Freemasonry is an international movement with over six million members worldwide but it works very much within the local community.

In earlier times, Freemasonry was secretive about its operations and that gave rise to all sorts of bizarre rumours and misunderstandings. Today we are much more open about our role in the community and we share information to show we have nothing undesirable to hide.

Freemasons are ordinary men inspired by an extraordinary legacy

The process of becoming a Freemason

Express Your Interest

Express your interest to a Freemason or complete the ‘Start a conversation about becoming a Freemason’ form. We will then talk to find out more about each other and ensure Freemasonry is the right choice for you.

Lodge Acceptance

Once your application has been accepted, you will be assigned to a suitable Lodge.

Initiation Ceremony

Your commitment – and our commitment to you – starts with an impressive initiation ceremony.

'The Work'

You will then undertake a structured program of self-development known as ‘the work’. This involves various allegorical rituals and you progress through ‘degrees’.

What will be expected of me?

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Attending a Lodge meeting once a month for a few hours, usually in the evening. Many Freemasons also choose to give additional time to fundraising or volunteering initiatives run by their Lodge.

Code of conduct

Conforming to a code of integrity, dignity and responsible behaviour.

Annual fees

Paying a joining fee and ongoing annual fees, which help cover our costs. These are reasonable fees and are within comfortable reach of most people.


Keeping certain rituals and matters confidential. Please be assured there is nothing in our ceremonies that is unethical or improper. This would be totally against our own moral code.