Sidere Mens Eadem Mutato
The stars change, the mind remains the same
Welcome to the Lodge University of Sydney No. 544
Our Lodge was consecrated on the October 24, 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 we 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 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 via our contact page.
Those considering joining Freemasonry, please go to the section How to become a Freemason and have a read, then Contact Us for further information. Don't be shy, we won't bite. We will be only too pleased to help you start on your journey.
We look forward to seeing you!
Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown in the Greater Sydney area and beyond,
all monthly lodge meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Sydney Masonic Centre
279 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
PO Box A259 Sydney South NSW 1235
+61 2 9284 2800
We meet every third Friday of the month (except December and January) in lodge room three at the Sydney Masonic Centre.