Pathway to the Higher Degrees
It is open to Master Masons who are desirous of advancing beyond the Craft to the higher, Philosophical Degrees in Freemasonry.
Equipped with the skill and knowledge acquired in the Craft Degrees, your progression to the Rose Croix is the natural way to advance in Freemasonry.
What is the Rose Croix Degree?
It is not necessary to have held Office in a Craft Lodge or to have been through the Chair of Worshipful Master, nor is it necessary to be a member of the Mark, Holy Royal Arch Degrees or any other Degrees.
The Rose Croix ceremony is performed in Sovereign Chapters which, in Australia, are located in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
Our rise in Australia
Affectionately known as the “Rose Croix”, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite under the Supreme Council for Scotland is the oldest Rite in Australia, having operated continuously in Victoria since 1848, followed by Queensland in 1879 and New South Wales in 1892.
Today there are Chapters in the Eastern States and in Western Australia, all owing allegiance to Scotland.
These chapters work together in regional groupings as semi-autonomous units, known as Provinces.
Sovereign Chapters working the Eighteenth, or Sovereign Prince Rose Croix Degree, sprang out of the legacies left by the old Military Chivalries of Christendom and began to emerge in France in 1740. After many changes and modifications, the Supreme Council for Scotland was Consecrated in 1846.