The responsibility of Chapters within the state of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is with the Grand Chapter of NSW & ACT.

The first Chapters to be instituted in this jurisdiction were Hartford Chapter and Southern Cross Chapter both in 1913. Sydney District Grand Chapter was instituted in 1924 and for several years had jurisdiction over all Chapters in NSW & ACT. In 1946/47 the Sydney District Grand Chapter divided into a number of Districts and after lengthy negotiations, the Grand Chapter of New South Wales was instituted in 1951 as the governing body in New South Wales and under the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland. In 2003, it was renamed to what we know of today, to include the Australian Capital Territory.

The Grand Chapter of NSW & ACT is represented by 19 Grand Office-bearers and the term of office is 12 months. The Annual General Meeting and Installation is held on the weekend of the third Saturday in March each year in Sydney. Click HERE to view the current board of Grand Office-bearers for 2017-2018.

The Charity supported by the Grand Chapter this term is the Garvan Institute of Medical Research – Pancreatic Cancer research. More information on this worthy cause can be found HERE. The members of NSW & ACT also proudly support “The Laurels” – The OES Homes for the Aged situated at Clemtom Park in the suburbs of Sydney.

Following is a listing of the NSW and ACT Chapters:

Find Nearest Chapter
Reports to Chapter Meets
Grand Chapter of NSW & ACTBathurst # 152nd Saturday 2:00 pm, except October 1st Saturday. Recess January
Grand Chapter of NSW & ACTGoulburn # 941st Saturday 2:00 pm. Recess January
Grand Chapter of NSW & ACTLithgow # 392nd Tuesday 7:00 pm except March (4th Saturday 2:00 pm)and October (2nd Saturday 2:00 pm)
Grand Chapter of NSW & ACTCapital # 524th Saturday at 1:00 pm except December, 3rd Saturday. Recess January
Illawarra District Grand CommitteeIllawarra-Daylight # 2202nd Friday 11:00 am
Illawarra District Grand CommitteeMortdale # 364th Monday 7:00 pm except November (4th Saturday 2:00 pm) and December (3rd Monday 7:00 pm)
Illawarra District Grand CommitteeNowra Electa # 1814th Saturday 1:00 pm except Feb/May/Aug/Dec (3rd Saturday)
Illawarra District Grand CommitteeWollongong # 593rd Saturday 1:00 pm
Illawarra District Grand CommitteeWoonona # 1191st Saturday 1:00 pm except 2nd Saturday if Public Holiday
Parramatta District Grand CommitteeCampbelltown # 1954th Saturday 1:30 pm except December, 2nd Saturday
Parramatta District Grand CommitteeHolroyd # 202nd Saturday 1:00 pm
Parramatta District Grand CommitteeMalvern # 601st Tuesday 7:30 pm, except October 1st Saturday 1:00 pm
Parramatta District Grand CommitteeConstellation # 423rd Saturday 1:00 pm
Sydney District Grand CommitteeAmity # 271st Monday 7:30 pm
Sydney District Grand CommitteeLakemba # 112nd Saturday 1:00 pm, Recess June
Sydney District Grand CommitteeLane Cove # 702nd Thursday 7:30 pm. Recess January
Sydney District Grand CommitteeMayfield # 532nd Saturday 1:30 pm except August, 3rd Saturday 6:30 pm
Sydney District Grand CommitteeWallsend # 984th Saturday 1:30 pm May and July to November, 2nd Wednesday 7:15 pm December to April. Recess June.

WGM Sister Janelle Love & WGP Brother Malcolm Baker


Members of NSW & ACT at the UGCA Biennial Sessions

UGCA 16th Biennial Sessions held in June 2015 in Melbourne, Victoria. Wonderful to see so many NSW & ACT members attending to support our WGM – Sister Roslyn Ruskin, WGP – Brother Raymond McIntosh and the IPMWGP – Brother Sydney Down.

Tamworth2 Sept 2015b

 Nearly 30 Grand Chapter members recently visited Tamworth Chapter for their Installation.  A great turnout !!