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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2016

Charitable Works


  • 12/05/2016

    Year 3 Students in Brisbane raise money for Coats for the Homeless

    Year 3 students at St Ita’s School, Dutton Park, Brisbane have supported the Order’s Coats for the Homeless project. The students made and sold pikelets to raise funds for the Winter Coat Appeal. On the 6 May, Member of the Order, Judge Michael Rackemann collected the donation on behalf of the Order and spoke with […]

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  • 06/05/2016

    Ecudaor: Malteser International ready to help with rebuilding

      Photo: picture alliance/AA (Josep Vecino) Photo: picture alliance/AA (Josep Vecino) Photo: picture alliance/AA (Josep Vecino) Even a week on from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, many roads remain impassable, making the task of searching for the missing, and providing aid for survivors increasingly difficult. The three coastal cities […]

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  • 06/05/2016

    Syria: Malteser International continues to expand aid measures

      Malteser International continues to expand medical aid for locals and displaced people in Syrian-Turkish border zone The extremely insecure situation in Syria, featuring targeted attacks on medical infrastructure, makes humanitarian relief efforts extremely difficult, and poses a serious risk to the personnel that have remained behind. The level of need, however, remains immense. The […]

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  • 29/04/2016

    The Dignity Loans Program

    Helping to create employment and stability for families living in difficult economic situations. Since June 2014, the Fund has been supporting a program for people working to create a better economic future for themselves and their families in Palestine. We support the initiative of our Ambassador in the region who is providing interest-free loans to […]

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  • 29/04/2016

    The Order of Malta's ongoing response to the Refugee Crisis

    Below are examples of some, but not all, of the works being undertaken by the Order of Malta to support the 59.5 million refugees and immigrants who have been displaced worldwide. Austria Refugees receive medical care in temporary camps. In Vienna, volunteers provide aid to refugees arriving by train.   Burkina Faso The Order manages […]

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  • 28/04/2016

    Lourdes Day Mass Celebrations in QLD – 7th May 2016

    The Lourdes Day mass is an important event for the Order of Malta with Branches organising annual celebrations each year. The celebrations are open to all but those who are sick or facing health challenges and wanting good health are particularly encouraged to attend. A blessing of good health takes place during the celebration of […]

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  • 11/04/2016

    Hygiene packs distributed to Sydney’s Homeless

    Thanks to a generous donation from Colgate Palmolive, the NSW Branch’s Community Care Van has started distributing ‘Hygiene Packs’ to Sydney’s Homeless. The donation of toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap from Colgate Palmolive has enabled us to make 160 ‘Hygiene packs’ to distribute to the homeless via the Community Care Van. This is in addition to […]

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  • 07/04/2016

    Members Honoured in 2016 Australia Day Honours list

    Congratulations to those distinguished members of the Australian Association who were honoured in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List: Consoeur Mrs Maria Myers AO, made a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the community through philanthropic leadership in support of major visual and performing arts, cultural, education, and not-for-profit organisations, and […]

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.