Craft Freemasonry

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.

Your life long journey into the worlds foremost brotherhood of ethical men is about to start here. 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 first class hospitality and understand what a great job Freemasonry does in assisting our local community. You will also discover that we are passionate about transforming our new Brothers by building on there strengths to create the leaders of tomorrow.

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 section in the Freemasonry page.

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Lodge Dawn
No. 511

Consecrated in 1923

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 in Tweed Heads. Lodge Dawn was established as the second craft lodge in Tweed Heads after membership at Lodge Pacific had climbed close to 150 and it was decided to form another Tweed District Lodge in the interest of Freemasonry.

We have around 40 members who are aged from 20 years through to 90 years. Our members are very active within the community and all share a great passion for community assistance.

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

Lodge Information

Night Time

We Meet Every:
1st Wed (Feb-Dec)

Lodge Tyling:
7.00pm (DST)


Lodge Dawn No. 511

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Lodge Dawn No. 511
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Our Lodge Meetings

Before the Meeting

Lodge Dawn No. 511 gather once a month for an evening meeting lasting two to three hours. Doors are open from 6:15pm (DST) for social purposes.

We meet every 1st Wednesday of the month, February to December at 7.00pm (DST).

Visiting Brethren most welcome.

During the Meeting

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.

After the Meeting

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.

Lodge Social Activities

Apart from our regular meetings, we organise social activities involving the entire family.

Theatre Parties

Sports Days



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.

Lodge Special Events

Browse our lodge’s annual special events

Other Lodge Dates

Management Meeting

1st Monday of the Month

7.00pm (DST)


1st Monday of the Month

Following Management Meeting

Officers of Lodge Dawn No. 511
for 2019-2020

Worshipful Master

Wor.Bro T. Shadbolt


Wor.Bro B. Ayscough

Senior Warden

Bro M. Daley

Junior Warden

Bro J. Neil


V.Wor.Bro D. Marshall


V.Wor.Bro G. Barrett


Wor.Bro B. Ayscough


Rt.Wor.Bro L. Hicks

Senior Deacon

Bro E. Jamieson

Junior Deacon

Bro S. Daniel

Inner Guard

Bro Z. Zuschke

Outer Guard

Rt.Wor.Bro G. Michael


Bro D. Prendergast


V.Wor.Bro K. Pedrana

Caring Officer

Rt.Wor.Bro G. Michael

Membership Officer

Wor.Bro B. Ayscough

How to Join
Lodge Dawn No. 511

Step 1

Call our Lodge Secretary

Call Wor. Bro Bob Ayscough, he will answer any initial questions you may have.

0407 777 643

Step 2

Meet Senior Members

Meet with a couple of our senior members to talk more deeply about the Craft.

Step 3

Attend Festive Boards

Visit the Lodge after our meetings and attend a few of the festive boards to meet your future brothers and become more familiar with some of our customs.

Step 4

Fill out Application

Both parties being happy an application is filled out.
The Lodge votes on the application, then the initiation is scheduled.

Lodge Dawn No. 511

Most Lodge business is done via the Secretary of the Lodge.

If you would like to join Lodge Dawn then please call our Secretary or contact one of our Membership Officers. We will be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you might have about Lodge Dawn or Freemasonry.

Lodge Secretary

Contact our Secretary for all lodge business

Wor. Bro Bob Ayscough

Lodge Secretary

Mob: 0407 777 643

Membership Officer

Contact our Membership Officer to talk about joining Lodge Pacific

Wor. Bro Bob Ayscough

Membership Officer

Mob: 0407 777 643

Caring Officer

Contact our friendly Caring Officer if you are in need of assistance

Rt.Wor. Bro George Michael

Caring Officer

Mob: 0417 258 756

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Lodge Dawn
No. 511

We Meet Every

1st Wednesday of the Month (Feb-Dec)

Tyling at 7.00pm (DST)

We Meet At

Twin Towns Masonic Centre

8 Boyd St, Tweed Heads, N.S.W.

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