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  • Unity Lodge meets every third Thursday of the month excepting January, June and December

Tyling at 7:30 p.m.

About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Put simply, it is a universal society of friends who seek to become better people through their association with one another. Among its watchwords are fellowship, integrity and good citizenship. Its origins, however, are somewhat obscure. Some trace the beginning of Freemasonry to the master masons who created the great churches and cathedrals of medieval Europe; some argue that its birth was linked to Knights Templar, a military and religious order who rose to prominence during the Crusades. The oldest written records of Freemasonry can be traced back to Lodges in Scotland.

Still others say that Freemasonry's roots go further back than that - to the time of King Solomon and the building of the great temple at Jerusalem, if not before.

It should be made abundantly clear that Freemasonry is not a religion, though many religous leaders are Freemasons and many Christian ideas and ideals are important to Masons. It is what Freemasons term a Fraternal Order, whose basic tenants are Brotherly love and relief. Brotherly love requires that Masons be tolerant, respectful, kind and understanding. Relief refers to the active practice of charity and commitment to other forms of philanthropy, and truth. The essential qualifications all Masons should share is a belief in a single Supreme Being. Membership, is therefore, open to men over the age of 18 years of any race or religion who can fulfil this qualification and are of "good character and repute".

Unity Lodge Members.

Unity Lodge members range in age from 18 to over 90. Indeed we have several members who have been members of Unity in excess of 50 years. Likewise, our membership is diverse from school teachers, plumbers, engineers, security guard, and dentist and have members who can provide entertainment at our Festive Board.

  • Please watch the video.
  • Are you a male over 18 years old?
  • Are you community minded and of good character?
  • Contact us through our contact page.

What we do

A Concerted Effort

Here we see Wor. Bro. Alf Garlick and Wor. Bro. Allen Watchman raising money for charity by maning the Unity Lodge section at the North Queensland Freemason's fete many years ago.

Charity Fundraising

The Lodge is activly engaged in fund raising activies for mainly local charities. These activities include the annual Masonic Ball and Fete and donations to the Mayor's Christmas Appeal.

Fun Facts


Scottish Warrant.

Unity Lodge was the last lodge in Queensland to be granted a Scottish Warrant from Edinburgh.


U.G.L.Q. Warrant.

Unity Lodge is believed to be the last Lodge to renounce their overseas Warrant.


Scottish Rituals.

Unity Lodge is now the only Lodge in Townsville which still works according to Scottish Rituals.



Here at Unity we are proud of our traditions and show appreciation with a timely 'Macduff'.

Our Principal Officers.

Worshipful Master

Wor. Bro. Gary Cristaldi

  • Initiated Unity Lodge No 300
  • 15th January, 1982

  • Installed Master Unity Lodge
  • 19th June, 1990

Senior Warden

Bro. Jarrod Cristaldi

  • Initiated Unity Lodge No 300
  • 18thNovember, 2011

Junior Warden

Wor. Bro. Jose Figuerido

  • Initiated Balmoral Lodge No 129
  • 27th June, 2001

  • Installed Master Balmoral Lodge
  • 30th July, 2011

  • Affiliated Unity Lodge No. 300
  • 18th January, 2018

Director of Ceremonies

Rt. Wor. Bro. Lyle McGrath
  • Initiated Balmoral Lodge No 129
  • 23rd May, 1984

  • Installed Master Balmoral Lodge
  • 28th July, 1990

  • Installed District Grand Master
  • 15th May, 2004
  • Affiliated Unity Lodge No. 300
  • 20th July, 2017


V.W. Bro. Morrie Bligh

  • Initiated Unity Lodge No 300
  • 14th April,1965

  • Installed Master Unity Lodge
  • 16th July, 1994


Wor. Bro. Richard Hodges

  • Initiated Unity Lodge No 300
  • 16th July, 1993

  • Installed Master Unity Lodge
  • 19th June, 1999

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This page was last updated on 14th June, 2020.