Freemasons were amongst the first free settlers in Victoria. The first Lodge meeting was held in Victoria in 1839. Initially Lodges worked under the separate constitutions of the Grand Lodges of England, Scotland and Ireland, but in 1889 the United Grand Lodge of Victoria brought the Lodges together.
The United Grand Lodge of Victoria is the governing body of Freemasonry in this State. Its leader is the elected Grand Master, and its governing committee is the Board of General Purposes. It has a full time secretariat headed by the Grand Secretary.
Freemasons Victoria website http://www.freemasonsvic.net.au/