The Order in Australia is governed by The United Grand Chapter of Australia (UGCA) with assistance from Governing (Supervisory) entities such as Grand Chapters and District Grand Committees at either a local or state level.

The term of office for the majority of all Chapters, Grand Chapters and District Grand Committees is 12 months with the exception of The UGCA and the DG Committee of Tasmania which has a 2-year term.

A Chapter has 18 Office-bearers with the Chief Office-bearer being the Worthy Matron.   Grand Chapters and The UGCA have additional Office-bearers to share the administrative duties within their responsibility.

At Governing levels, Office-bearers with the same duties exist in addition to a few Administrative Assistants. The addition of a prefix depicts their responsibility eg:

  • The Chief Office-bearer in The United Grand Chapter is the Most Worthy Grand Matron and all other Office-bearers are titled Worthy Grand Secretary, Worthy Grand Treasurer etc.
  • The Chief Office-bearer in a Grand Chapter is the Worthy Grand Matron and all other Office-bearers are titled Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer etc.
  • The Chief Office-bearer in a District Grand Committee is the Worthy District Grand Matron.  District Grand Committees have 4 key Office-bearers ie. Worthy District Grand Matron, Worthy District Grand Patron, District Grand Secretary and District Grand Treasurer.  Committee membership is provided by elected members of Chapters within the jurisdiction of that Committee.

The United Grand Chapter of Australia is represented by 22 Worthy Grand Office-bearers who are assisted by various administrative officers and valued Emeritus Worthy Grand Office-bearers.  The term of office is 2 years with the Biennial Sessions held in June each year, and within in the State of the incoming Most Worthy Grand Matron.

  • Click here to view a listing of the current board of Worthy Grand Office-bearers for 2022 – 2024.
  • Click here to view a listing of Emeritus Worthy Grand Office-bearers
  • Click here to view a listing of Past Most WGMs and Past Most WGPs
  • Click here to view details of the next and up and coming Biennial Sessions.

Grand Representatives

The Grand Representative program is designed to promote and foster fraternal international relationships between members. Representatives are appointed by Most Worthy Grand Matron to a particular overseas jurisdiction who in turn, appoint a member from their Grand Chapter. Together these members form a lasting friendship – sharing their ideas and experiences of their respective OES journeys.

Any member of the Order in Australia can apply to become a Grand Representative by completing details of their OES history on an application form (available in the Members only area) and lodging it with the Worthy Grand Secretary.

Present & Past Grand Representatives Association

The Present and Past Grand Representatives Association of Australia was formed in 1988 and its aims, and objectives are “to promote, develop and foster a continuing interest of those who have been appointed as Grand Representatives by exchange of ideas beneficial to Grand Representatives in particular and the Order of the Eastern Star in general”.

Grand Representatives can apply to join this association for a small fee paid each biennium by completing an application form (available from the members only area).  This entitles them to attend Association meetings and luncheons that are organised from time to time.  Membership forms and minutes of recent meetings are available from the Members only area.