WHAT IS FREEMASONRY.

Ask any of the 35,000 Freemasons in Australia this question, and you’ll probably get 35,000 different answers!
Freemasonry means different things to each member.

  • Some would say it’s a personal development program which promotes family and community values.
  • Others would describe Freemasonry as a chance for both social interaction and "philosophical brainstorming".
  • Freemasonry also provides an opportunity for public service, and hands-on involvement in charitable or community issues.
  • The short answer to the question, "What is Freemasonry" is that it’s one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations.

Made up of 5 million Freemasons around the world, it has adopted the fundamental principles of integrity, goodwill, and charity as foundations for an individual’s life and character.

  • So, a Freemason strives to be moral and ethical.
  • He strives to show justice, act honourably, and be loyal.
  • A Freemason teaches and practices concern for people.
  • He cares for the less fortunate, and helps those in need.
  • And all this is done irrespective of cultural or ethnic background.
  • Irrespective of religious beliefs.
  • And irrespective of any differences in social standing or education.