Charity and benevolence are a basic teaching of Freemasonry. Members have been involved in charitable activities in this country since European settlement.
There are a number of Masonic charities actively involved in the community for the care of young people, orphans, the sick, the aged, medical research and services and those affected by natural disaster.
Money is raised through initiatives at lodge meetings, dinners and other social events.
In any one year, Freemasons across Australia and New Zealand give generously and significantly to charities and not-for-profit organisations on a community and national level. Contact the Grand Lodge in your area for further details.