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 Tweed United 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 Tweed United
No. 136

Consecrated in 1885

Lodge Tweed United No. 136 is a Craft Lodge

Lodge Tweed (United) was the first lodge established on the Tweed; originally in Tumbulgum, it later relocated to Murwillumbah, then finally to Tweed Heads in 2012. The lodge has a rich and extensive history dating right back to 1885 when it was first consecrated.

We have around 30 members who are aged from 30 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 PacificLodge Dawn, 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:
2nd Wed (Feb-Dec)

Lodge Tyling:
7.30pm (DST)


Lodge Tweed United No. 136

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Our Lodge Meetings

Before the Meeting

Lodge Tweed United No. 136 gather once a month for an evening meeting lasting two to three hours. Doors are open from 6:45pm (DST) for social purposes.

We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, February to December at 7.30pm (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

2nd Monday of the Month

7.30pm (DST)


2nd Monday of the Month

Following Management Meeting

Officers of Lodge Tweed United No. 136
for 2019-2020

Worshipful Master

Wor.Bro D. Whipps


Wor.Bro I.P.M.

Senior Warden

Wor.Bro G. Law

Junior Warden

Rt.Wor.Bro L. Hicks


Wor.Bro A. O’Neil


Bro G. Adams


Rt.Wor.Bro Dr. D. Dezentje


V.Wor.Bro R. Weblin

Senior Deacon

Wor.Bro T. Shadbolt

Junior Deacon

Rt.Wor.Bro G. Moon

Inner Guard

Wor.Bro I.G.

Outer Guard

Wor.Bro O.G.


Bro P. Taylor

Caring Officer

Rt.Wor.Bro L. Hicks

Membership Officer

Wor.Bro T. Shadbolt


Rt.Wor.Bro Dr. D. Dezentje

How to Join
Lodge Tweed United No. 136

Step 1

Call our Lodge Secretary

Call Rt. Wor. Bro Donald Dezentje, he will answer any initial questions you may have.

0410 595 922

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 Tweed United No. 136

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

If you would like to join Lodge Tweed United 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 Tweed United or Freemasonry.

Lodge Secretary

Contact our Secretary for all lodge business

Rt.Wor. Bro Donald Dezentje

Lodge Secretary

Mob: 0410 595 922

Membership Officer

Contact our Membership Officer to talk about joining Lodge Pacific

Wor. Bro Todd Shadbolt

Membership Officer

Mob: 0428 317 103

Caring Officer

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

Rt.Wor. Bro Les Hicks

Caring Officer

Mob: 0407 356 956

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Lodge Tweed United
No. 136

We Meet Every

2nd Wednesday of the Month (Feb-Dec)

Tyling at 7.30pm (DST)

We Meet At

Twin Towns Masonic Centre

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

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