Welcome to Thistle No. 490

393 Gympie Road, Kedron QLD 4031

393 Gympie Road, Kedron QLD 4031
Lodge Secretary

Bill Dommett



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

We enjoy our ceremonial work and always aim to perform it well. Outside of the Lodge room, we are a fun-loving group, so our suppers and social events are full of humour and good cheer. Visiting Masons are especially welcome, both in the Lodge room and at our suppers.

Lodge events

In addition to Lodge meetings we believe in involving families and friends in activities.

Our events include the Installation meeting banquet and December meeting banquet, which are both open to family and friends. Entertainment at these often includes magic and sometimes highland dancing. Typically, two or more picnics or BBQs and two or more theatre nights are held each year, all open to family and friends.

Contact the Lodge Secretary for more details.

Our history

The Lodge was established in 1960 by 24 Masons from nine other lodges, most belonging to Brisbane Kilwinning Lodge. Our 50th Anniversary was celebrated in 2010 and the last of our Foundation Members was still a member until early 2015. Despite the name Thistle, we are not a Scottish working lodge and we work to the United Grand Lodge of Queensland standard ritual. The name refers to Thistle St, Lutwyche, where the Foundation Secretary lived. Over the 55 years there has been 200 members recorded. Currently we have 31 members, ranging in ages from their 20s to their 80s.

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.