Nestled up in the hills of the hinterland Maleny sits at the southern end of the Blackall Range. In 1859 saw Queensland annexed from New South Wales and one of the first Acts passed by the new Queensland Government was to introduce the Unoccupied Crown Lands Occupation Act in 1860. This Act rescinded and cancelled Governor Gibbs’ Order of 1842, having the effect of opening up all the country between Brisbane (Moreton Bay) and the Maroochy River to white settlement.

Timber cutters and pastoralists flocked to the verdant hills of the Blackall Range all seeking to grab the best land for their various enterprises and Maleny grew, and continues to grow and change as more and southerners look for a Tree change.

And where there is people and industry there’s a very good chance you will find a Masonic Lodge, and Maleny is no different.


No record exists of preliminary meetings regarding the formation of a Masonic Lodge in Maleny, but Nambour dentist, Wor. Bro. E.R.P. Wainwright who paid regular professional visits to Maleny was influential , as was Bro. C.H. Dinning both members of Nambour Lodge.

Bro. Dinning used to ride cross country to attend meetings in Nambour. They gained support from members of Nambour Lodge and formalities were completed in 1913. Sufficient interest was generated that some potential local candidate were initiated at Nambour to become foundation members of a lodge in Maleny. Thus Maleny became a de facto daughter lodge of Nambour No 50 of the Grand Lodge operating at the time.. READ MORE


In the Community:

We are always working quietly away for the improvement of men everywhere.

Lodge Meetings:

General meetings held: 2nd Thursday of each month, excepting January.
Management & Practice Meeting held: Monday prior to the regular meeting
Lodge Tyles at 7.00pm.

2nd Saturday in November

Maleny Lodge Secretary –  John Woodford 0424 144 687 or click here to e-mail

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Lodge Temple Address:
31 Tamarind Street, Maleny Qld. 4552

Postal Address:
Po Box 838, Maleny. 4552