Our fraternity has a rich history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
Many millions of men are Freemasons worldwide, and the numbers are growing. Freemasonry can be found in almost every country of the world and is highly visible in many historical occurrences.

Freemasonry is open to any man regardless of race, religion, nationality, social status or wealth as long as they hold a belief in a supreme being and have good moral character. Freemasonry does not interfere with duties that a man owes to his God, his country, his neighbors or his family. It helps a good man become a better man, father, husband, brother or son.

The basic qualifications for admission are that you are a man, of 18 years or older, and have a belief in a Supreme Being. If you meet these qualifications, we recommend you read about Freemasonry, here on our site and elsewhere, and speak with a family member, friend, or other person you know to be a member. He may be able to provide useful information to you about the Fraternity that may help you decide whether you wish to pursue membership. He may also be able to refer you to one or more lodges that meet in your neighborhood, or one particularly suited to your candidacy.

Those wishing to join Freemasonry must ask a member. Freemasons do not solicit members. You must approach a Freemason or Masonic lodge on your own accord in order to be considered for the degrees of Freemasonry.

​To learn more about Freemasonry and Masonic Lodges  we invite you to contact the Grand Lodge of New Zealand or the contact page of this website.

When you make contact with a lodge or with a member of a lodge, you may be invited to one or more events, where you and the members of the lodge will have the opportunity to get to know each other. If you would like to become a member of a lodge, you may ask a member for a petition to be initiated into Freemasonry. After submitting a petition, you will meet with a committee of members of the lodge, who will make recommendation to the lodge regarding your candidacy.

Who can join Freemasonry

The basic qualifications for becoming a Freemason are that your decision to join is made without improper inducement by others, nor for personal gain or reasons of idle curiosity; that you believe in a ‘Supreme Being’ and that you are a law-abiding person and over the age of 18.