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THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN

GRAND INSTALLATION

1 - 3 November 2024

SPECIAL THANKS

The Grand Lodge of Western Australia is grateful for the generous support of the Sponsors of The Western Australian Grand Installation.

Join us this 1 – 3 November

Join us to commemorate the inauguration of the new Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Western Australia. Witness this time-honoured masonic tradition in a ceremony that has been celebrated since the modern fraternity’s inception.

 

Thanks to the support of Masonic Care WA, Silkwood Funerals, and SGRACWA, this esteemed event will span three days, from 1-3 November 2024, at Crown Perth, Burswood, WA.

 

Accessible to Freemasons and the public, the event showcases the spectacle of Masonic rituals and the camaraderie within our community.

PROGRAMME

The celebration includes a Welcome Reception, the ceremonial Grand Installation, a lavish Grand Banquet, and a Farewell Brunch. 

Meet & Greet

An elegant cocktail-style reception to welcome the Grand Master Elect. Mingle with fellow members and visitors in the sophisticated TWR Bar with drinks and canapés.

  • Tickets: $70
  • Dress: Lounge Suit / After 5
  • Start: 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)
  • Venue: TWR Bar
Grand Installation Ceremony

The pinnacle event installing the Grand Master Elect. Experience this momentous occasion that celebrates Western Australia's enduring masonic heritage.

  • Tickets: $15
  • Dress: Formal / Regalia
  • Start: 2:00 - 4:00pm (Doors 1:30pm)
  • Venue: Grand Ballroom II
Grand Banquet

An exquisite three-course dinner and beverages with live entertainment, celebrating the Installation of RW Bro James Walker as the new Grand Master.

  • Tickets: $160
  • Dress: Formal
  • Start: 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)
  • Venue: Crown Ballroom II & III
Farewell Brunch

A relaxed brunch and drinks providing the perfect opportunity to farewell friends and fellow travellers.

  • Tickets: $90
  • Dress: Smart casual
  • Start: 10:30am (Doors 10:00am)
  • Venue: Astral Ballroom I & II

BUY TICKETS

To secure your tickets for the Grand Installation events, simply select your desired options below. 

ACCOMMODATION

We’re pleased to offer discounted rates  for accommodation to guests of The Western Australian Grand Installation at these select hotels.
Explore the exceptional deals below.

Pan Pacific Perth

Enjoy up to 33% off a selection of suites
from $ 200 per room per night
  • Deluxe, Premier, Pacific Club suites
  • $25 Buffet breakfast (save 60%)
  • $25 self-Car parking (save 55%)
Our Choice

Crown Promenade

Enjoy up to 35% off per night
$509
$ 330 per room per night
  • Includes Superior King suites
  • $27 Buffet breakfast (per day)
  • 11am Check-out

Crown Metropol

Enjoy up to 30% off per night
$540
$ 390 per room per night
  • Includes Luxe King suites
  • $31 Buffet breakfast (per day)
  • 11am Check-out

Event enquiries

For all enquiries and questions regarding the Grand Installation, please get in touch. We look forward to assisting you, and enjoying your company in November.

For media enquiries:

The Grand Lodge of Western Australia Events team

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got a Question? Learn more about the Grand Installation with our FAQ.

The Grand Installation is an important event whereby the outgoing Grand Master, installs or places into position, the new Grand Master who will act as head of The Grand Lodge of Western Australia for the next three years.

It is a spectacle of pageantry and tradition, which is open to the public and practised the same way as it has been since the commencement of the modern Fraternity. 

The Grand Installation will attract around 600 local, interstate and international visitors, as well as public and media attention.

A Grand Master is a title of honour as well as an office in Freemasonry, given to a Freemason elected by the membership, to oversee a Masonic jurisdiction, derived from the office of Grand Masters in chivalric orders.

 

He presides over a Grand Lodge and has certain rights in the private Lodges that form his jurisdiction. In most, but not all cases, the Grand Master is styled “Most Worshipful Grand Master”.

 

The first Grand master appointed to office at the formation of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia, was the then Governor of WA, His Excellency Lieut. Col. Sir Gerard Smith K.C.M.G who was followed by some notable individuals:

 

• The Hon Sir J W Hackett, KCMG, JP, Member of the Legislative Council WA;

• His Grace the most Reverend C O L Riley, Archbishop of Perth;

• Dr. J S Battye, CBE, Librarian & historian;

• His Excellency Liet-Gen Sir Charles Gardiner, KCMG, Governor of WA;

• Howard Solomon CBE, Barrister and Philanthropist;

• The Hon Harry W Gayfer, AM, Member of the Legislative Council WA;

• The Ven Archdeacon, Stanley Threlfall, Archdeacon of Perth.

 

Yes, non-Freemasons are welcome to attend the Western Australian Grand Installation.

Children and underage persons are generally not permitted at some of the event venues at Crown Perth used for The Grand Installation. This policy is in place to ensure the comfort and appropriateness of the event’s environment, which is tailored specifically towards adult attendees. Therefore, to avoid any confusion and disappointment, we recommend that children do not attend the event.

GUESTS, BOOKINGS & ACCOMMODATION

All tickets for The Western Australian Grand Installation must be purchased in advance and are available exclusively online through our official event portal.

Please note that no ticket sales will be conducted at the event venue.

Please ensure you secure your tickets before the sales deadline on 30 September, 2024.

Yes, you can edit the ticket holder details, as well as dietary requirements.

 

Locate the confirmation email you have received in your inbox. Click Manage Order (under the QR code) to change the contact details as well as the names on your tickets.

 

Choose the field you would like to make changes to and click Edit.

 

Click Update at the bottom to implement your changes.

 

Finally, click Tickets in the right-column for printing/saving the updated version.

Yes, please refer to the Programme for Guests dress requirements for each event.

Members of the Grand Team should contact Grand Lodge for clarification of their specific requirements for dress at these events.

The Western Australian Grand Installation is scheduled to take place from 1-3 November, 2024. The event will be hosted at Crown Perth, in Burswood, Western Australia. The date and location of each event is available under the Programme.

For those who cannot attend in person, a live stream of the Grand Installation ceremony will be available. More details for the live stream will be available closer to the event.

We’re pleased to offer discounted rates  for accommodation to guests of The Western Australian Grand Installation at Crown Promenade and Crown Metropol Hotels. These offer the greatest convenience–located adjacent or nearby to each event’s venue.  

Interstate guests may choose to stay at our other partner hotel, Pan Pacific Perth. Please make considerations for transport as this hotel is located approximately 4km from the event venues at Crown Perth.

See our exclusive accommodation deals here.

Guests with dietary restrictions should indicate their specific needs during the ticket purchasing process. This is particularly important for those attending the Meet & Greet, Grand Banquet, and Farewell Brunch, where meals and canapés are served.

 

Please note, there are no dietary requirements to consider for attending the Grand Installation ceremony itself, as no food will be served during this part of the event.

For any enquiries related to the event, please feel free to reach out using the contact form or the contact details provided on this page.

 

Our Grand Lodge events team, consisting of dedicated volunteers and part-time staff, will respond to your queries as soon as possible.

 

We appreciate your patience, as immediate responses may not always be feasible due to the nature of our team’s availability. Thank you for your understanding.

This map highlights key locations for the Installation event venues and accommodation.

Download the map by clicking on the image below or via the following link.

 

Download Event Map (PDF)

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors for The Western Australian Grand Installation gain visibility among a distinguished audience and contribute to the tradition and excellence of this historic occasion.

 

We welcome sponsorship enquiries from businesses, individuals, and Lodges who wish to support this prestigious event. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please submit your details to receive a detailed sponsorship programme, and we will follow up with a call to discuss how you can be a part of this year’s event.

 

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Western Australian Grand Installation. 

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