Freemasons of Carpentaria

Freemasons have been active in Far North Queensland since 1886 when Gregory Lodge was first opened in Cairns.  They are attentive to the needs of their local community and aspire to be a positive influence.

The District Grand Lodge of Carpentaria administers 25 Lodges right across Far North Queensland, holden under the United Grand Lodge of Queensland in Brisbane, which oversees some 260 Lodges throughout the state.

The District is also home to a number of other Orders, such as the Order of the Eastern Star which is an Order open to women. 

Freemasons of Carpentaria work with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland to carry out their charitable and benevolent activities, bringing to light community initiatives in need of support.

As a member of the world's oldest fraternal organisation, the Freemasons of Carpentaria are a values-based organisation that promotes:

  • The links between Freemasons everywhere
  • Self-development of the individual
  • Membership through networking
  • Well planned and enjoyable Lodge meetings and
  • Involvement in charitable and benevolent initiatives.


Freemasons in the community


Freemasons of the Carpentaria District work with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemason Queensland to identify local initiatives or individuals and provide a hand up in times of need.

Community volunteering

In addition to financial support many Freemasons of the Carpentaria District generously give of their time, talents and expertise to a variety of local community groups. 

Support and development

Freemasons support each other through personal development to be the best that they can be.


Bursaries and scholarships

Some Lodges support their local school bursary or scholarship programs to help build a brighter future.