Earl of Zetland Lodge, No. 231 in the Grand Lodge of SA and NT, was consecrated in 1991. The venue was the historic Earl of Zetland Hotel, then situated on the corner of Gawler Place and Flinders Street, Adelaide. The Lodge was established by its founding members as a Lodge for those who, on finishing work for the day, wanted to attend a meeting of their Lodge and enjoy the company of their fellow brethren over dinner and a good wine.
Following demolition of the hotel, meetings were held for a number of years at the Public Schools Club on East Terrace. Subsequent growth in membership saw the Lodge move to its current venue at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club(pictured) on the corner of Hutt and Wakefield Street in the city.
As a dining Lodge, Earl of Zetland meets five times per year. Lodge dress is lounge suit with a (Lodge) tie. A festive dinner with wives, partners and friends is held on the second Monday in December.
The Lodge aims to offer quality Lodge ritual, brevity in dinner formality, fine dining quality and generally aims to ensure members experience “a great night out.”
An active social committee organises events throughout the Masonic year, e.g. occasional Friday lunches, winery visits, malt whiskey tastings and aims to include an annual country Lodge group visit with partners & friends. The Lodge supports the Master's chosen charity which aims to be a worthy endeavor and make a difference in our community.