Lodge Dawn No. 511 - About

Freemasonry in Tweed Heads is flourishing !

Wor Bro. Todd Shadbolt


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 40 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: Lodge Dawn support many other fundraising initiatives in and around Tweed Heads


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 7.00pm. 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 2018 to 2019

Worshipful Master W Bro Todd Shadbolt
I.P.M. W Bro Bob Ayscough
Senior Warden Bro Marc Daley
Junior Warden Bro James Neil
Chaplain VW Bro Doug Marshall
Treasurer VW Bro Graham Barrett
Secretary W Bro Russell Moore
Director of Ceremonies RW Bro Les Hicks
Senior Deacon Bro Eric Jamieson
Junior Deacon Bro Sean Daniel
Organist V Wor Bro Keith Pedrana
Caring Officers VW Bro George Michael & VW Bro Doug Marshall
Inner Guard Bro Zane Zuschke
Outer Guard V Wor Bro George Michael

Bro David Prendergast