Lodge Dawn No. 511 - About

Freemasonry in Tweed Heads is flourishing !

Worshipful Master Wor Bro. Bob Ayscough with wife Pamela @ re-installation 5thJuly 2017


Lodge Dawn No. 511 extends a personal welcome to anyone interested in either becoming a mason or affilliating with our fantastic Lodge.

Please come along to one of our friendly meetings, you will get to know what Freemasonry and Lodge Dawn are all about, at the same time, enjoy our 1st class hospitality and understand what a great job Freemasonry does in assisting our local community.

If you are interested in becoming a Mason please go to our "Contacts" page and touch base with our secretary.

Twin Towns Masonic Centre enjoys one of the highest initiation rates of young freemasons in the state. We welcome all enquiries and those members who join us are assigned mentors to help with any questions and instruction that arise from your journey through Freemasonry.

For more information on our chapter of Freemasonry and perhaps some of your questions may also be answered in the "FAQ" ( frequently asked questions ) page.


Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations: seeking to make good men better by teaching and encouraging trust, fellowship and charity.


What is Lodge Dawn

Lodge Dawn No. 511 is a Craft Lodge. 

Lodge Dawn has a long and exciting history dating back to 1923 when it was first consecrated, we have around 50 members who are aged from 19yrs through to 90yrs. Our members are very active within the community and all share a great passion for community assistance.

Together with our sister lodges Lodge Pacific, Lodge Tweed United and Twin Towns Daylight lodge we have raised over $30,000 for our local hospitals this year alone and we also support many other fundraising initiatives around the Tweed Heads Area.



Masonic Lodge Meetings.

Masons usually gather once a month for a daytime or evening meeting lasting two to three hours, Lodge Dawn meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. Doors are open from 6pm for social purposes. For further details at the next meeting please see our "events"page.

 Like any organisation there’s a business element, with minutes, accounts, and plans for upcoming events to be read and discussed among the members. But a Lodge meeting is also ceremonial, involving a series of formalised and symbolic presentations which use drama to highlight the codes of conduct by which a Freemason strives to live.

 During a Lodge meeting, instruction is also provided to assist in a Mason’s daily life and personal development. This may be on a range of topics, including public speaking, communication skills, leadership skills, or business management.

 The final part of the meeting involves all Lodge members dining together. With Masons coming from all age groups and from all walks of life, the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a meal with each other provides the perfect chance to "catch up", and yet another forum for an exchange of ideas.

 Apart from these regular meetings, most Lodges organise social activities involving the entire family. Theatre parties, sports days, conferences, picnics – the holding of these types of events helps develop closer bonds, not just between Masons, but among their families and the community as well.

 Give us a call and come along to our regular meeting, see why so many men are joining this unique organisation.

How to Join Lodge Dawn

More details will be here shortly but the best thing to do is to use the contact us page.


Officers of Lodge Dawn for 2015 to 2016

Worshipful Master W.Bro.Bob Ayscough
I.P.M. W.Bro. Peter Hulme
Senior Warden Bro.Todd Shadbolt
Junior Warden Bro.Ashley Challis
Chaplain Bro.Dax Richardson
Treasurer VW.Bro.Graham Barrett
Secretary VW.Bro.Michael Zuschke
Director of Ceremonies W.Bro.Russell Moore
Senior Deacon Bro.Kendall Smith
Junior Deacon Bro.Jim Neil
Organist TBA
Caring Officers VW.Bro.George Michael & VW Bro.Doug Marshall
Inner Guard Bro.Marc Daley
Outer Guard TBA

Bro.David Prendergast Bro. David Whipps