Welcome to Bartle Frere No. 254

142 Munro Street, Babinda QLD 4861

142 Munro Street, Babinda QLD 4861
Lodge Secretary

John Mayfield



Freemasonry philosophy

Freemasonry opens the door to men of good character from all walks of life and from diverse religions. You’ll always find a friendly welcome – we’re ordinary men developing our potential, supporting each other and working for good in the community. Learn more

Character of our Lodge

Bartle Frere Lodge is located a scenic 50km drive south of Cairns in the picturesque sugar town of Babinda, close to Queensland’s highest mountain, Mount Bartle Frere.

Lodge events

Bartle Frere Lodge meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. The Lodge participates in a combined ANZAC Ceremony at Gordonvale. We also have a Christmas function at a local Babinda venue each year. Should you wish to find out more please contact the Lodge Secretary.

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Our history

Bartle Frere Lodge was consecrated in Babinda on the 5thof June 1917 as No.3823 E.C., with George Russell Mayers as its first Worshipful Master. He also donated the Lodge building, which was transported from Cairns and was named the Horace Russell Mayers Memorial Masonic Hall in memory of his son, who had been killed in action in France in 1916. Horace served as an officer in the 3rd Division Artillery and the Lodge has his ceremonial sword on display.    

Lodge Meetings

Our regular meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. We also have an annual meeting where the new Master and officers are invested for the following 12 months. This is held on the 3rd Saturday in May.

Freemasons are a diverse group of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. Becoming a Freemason is a commitment to develop your own potential, to values that see all humankind as equal, and to helping others in our community.