United Grand Lodge of New South Wales

and Australian Capital Territory 

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Find out more about our Ancient and Honourable Fraternity

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Explore the rich history of Australia's Premier University Masonic Lodge

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The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory

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Welcome to the Lodge University of Sydney No. 544

Our Lodge was consecrated on the 24th of October 1924, and has a proud history of academic and Masonic excellence. Our membership originally comprised of graduates and academics of the University of Sydney, but now embraces undergraduates, graduates and professionals from any recognised University or equivalent institution.


Lodge University of Sydney is a unique Masonic Lodge that caters to Freemasons of an intellectual or professional background. Our membership is diverse in composition, including Health and Medical, Law, the Arts, Sciences, Engineering and Music among others. Our installations are among the most colourful in Masonry, with members donning their academic hoods and gowns during the evening. Visitors always enjoy coming to our installation ceremonies, since they also get to wear their academic dress, which for some may have been quite a few decades!

​Despite our professional and academic backgrounds, none of us have lost that youthful exuberance of university life and have quite a reputation within our jurisdiction for our raucous, irreverent and fun-filled behaviour, or maybe what you could describe as our "varsity spirit" during the South (i.e. dinners after our meetings). This spirit has transcended time and members to become our trademark within Masonry.  

We are also a very culturally diverse Lodge and embrace the fact that our Brethren come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and spiritual faiths. We celebrate this as foundational to who we are as a Lodge and anyone who shares this belief is always most welcome to join us.


Our installations are held on the third Friday in October. Visitors are most welcome to attend, although some proof of current membership of a regular Lodge will be required during your proving.

For those who are already Masons, we welcome affiliation and suggest you contact our Membership Officer, while for those considering joining Freemasonry, please go to the section How to become a Freemason or Contact Us for further information. We will be only too pleased to help you start on your journey.

We look forward to seeing you!

COVID-19 Notice


Guided by the directives of the Australian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation the Grand Master has suspended physical Masonic activity indefinitely.

Lodge University of Sydney will still meet on-line to conduct business and present research during the community quarantine and questions can be directed to: secretary@lodgeusyd.org.

Contact Us

Lodge Secretary



Sydney Masonic Centre

279 Castlereagh Street

Sydney NSW 2000


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Lodge University of Sydney 544

United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory

Meets every 3rd Friday except December and January

at the Sydney Masonic Centre

+61 2 9284 2800

279 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000

PO Box A259 Sydney South NSW 1235


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