There are many descriptions of Freemasonry. Below is from our Grand Lodge.
The Mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a world-wide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the Great Principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth; by the outward expression of its concern, and by finding ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbours and self.
Freemasons are expected to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others, and behave with kindness and understanding to all people.
Freemasons practise charity, and care, not only for their own fraternity, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary works as individuals.
Freemasons strive for truth in their quest to achieve higher moral standards.
Freemasons:practise universal charity;
provide opportunities for self-development;
foster moral standards;
seek excellence in all pursuits.
A list of all Grand Masters of Victoria can be found here
The Grand Lodge web site can be accessed here.
The Magazine of Freemasonry Victoria can be accessed here.