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Order of Malta Australia


2021 Youth Camp on the Gold Coast – Expressions of Interest now being taken!


For over thirty years, The Order of Malta has held Youth Summer Camps across the globe, and for the first time in September 2021, the Australian Association is set to host the Asia-Pacific Region Youth Camp on the Gold Coast from 19th – 24th September.

Each camp is designed for young people with physical or intellectual disabilities (aged 18 – 35), to join with their personal carers, as well as young volunteers, to enjoy a range of activities, meet new friends, broaden their horizons, and most importantly, have fun!

This year’s camp will be based at the Gold Coast Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art sports and accommodation facility.

Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, the Order of Malta will be providing for all guests, carers and volunteers, free of charge:

  • Group transfers to/from Brisbane Airport and Brisbane CBD
  • Five night’s accommodation
  • All meals
  • All activities and entry fees. Activities include visits to theme parks, cultural activities, live performances, music and dancing, sports events, team building and the traditional Christopher Cup croquet tournament


The Order of Malta welcomes expressions of interest for participation in the camp

  • from any young person (aged 18 – 35) with physical and/or intellectual disability, accompanied by a carer,
  • the relevant carers (must be 18 years old or older)
  • from young (at heart) volunteers, to assist guests and carers at the camp. (must be 18 years old or older)

Please complete the online form if you wish to lodge an application to attend the camp as a guest, carer or volunteer. One form is needed for each participant. Feel free to pass this email on to others you feel might like to participate in the camp.

Applications close on the 22nd May 2021, with invitations for limited positions to be released on the 31st May.

Current COVID-19 restrictions are limiting positions, and the number of available places will be regularly reviewed in adherence to updated Queensland Health guidelines and rules. Additionally, all applications will be subject to the approval of The Order of Malta’s medical assessment team.

​We are excitedly looking forward to providing to our guests one of the best experiences of their lives and hope you are able to participate!

Watch a highlights video from the 2019 Asia Pacific Camp:

Asia Pacific Camp 2019 | Highlights from Asia Pacific Youth Camp 2019 on Vimeo.

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.