Become A Freemason
How to join. If you are a resident of South Australia or the Northern Territory, of good character, believe in a God or Supreme Being and are 18 years or older, then you may qualify to join the Freemasons of SA & NT.
While the requirements for becoming a Freemason are simple, the process is a formal one, as it has been for hundreds of years.
The first step to becoming a Freemason is to talk to one (‘to be one ask one’ or 2B1ASK1). Don't worry if you don’t know a Freemason, contact us and someone from our Membership Committee will meet with you.
Choosing the right lodge is very important as you’ll spend most of your Masonic career with the members of that lodge, so we’ll guide you towards one near where you live that would suit. You might visit that lodge after a meeting one evening and join the festive board (dinner) to get an idea of who the members are, what the lodge does, what the vibe of the lodge is, etc.
To petition (join) a lodge you’ll need to complete an application form which needs to be signed by your proposer and seconder; these men will also mentor you throughout your journey in Freemason. Your petition then gets read at the next lodge meeting along with a description of your character from your proposer, and the lodge’s board of inquiry then checks your references and background. This helps the lodge get an idea of who you are just as visiting the festive board informs you about us.
At a subsequent lodge meeting the members of the lodge hold a ballot (vote) for your joining, and if that is successful then a date can be set for your initiation. On the day of your initiation you will be asked to pay your lodge dues (annual fees, usually a couple of hundred dollars), and should the initiation ceremony be successful, by the end of the night you’ll be an Entered Apprentice (or 1st Degree) Freemason.
The following websites offer readily available on-line material which is being offered as an aid to personal masonic learning research.
- Visit the Pietre Stones Website
- Visit the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon Website
- Visit the Masonic Lodge of Education books Website
- Visit the Masonic Library Website
- Visit the Masonic Trowel Website
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