In 1850 Br. J. Hymen from London migrated to Australia. With the authority of the AOD England he set up the first Druids Lodge: the Enterprise Lodge in Melbourne.
The discovery of gold halted the Druid Society's development until 1861. At this time, Br. Asher Barnard from Canterbury Kent established a new UAOD Lodge in Melbourne. A Grand Lodge followed in 1867. The society began to flourish.