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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2022

Charitable Works


  • 13/09/2022

    Order of Malta in Brisbane continues welcoming people in need through ECM

    "Smiling says you're welcome without saying nothing". A shy guest at the Emmanuel City Mission (ECM) sanctuary for homeless and vulnerable people confided how living on the street can be "unpredictable" and "often lonely", so he cherishes the consistent, smiling welcome he receives from the ECM community and Order of Malta Members and Volunteers (OMV). [...]

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  • 07/09/2022

    Expanding its reach – Timor-Leste Medical Clinic

    Staff from the Order of Malta medical clinic extending national vaccinations to residents of Ailele Hun, one of the areas around Dili identified by the Timorese Ministry of Health as lacking basic health services. The village of Ailele Hun, which sits high in the hills surrounding the Capital, Dili, is several hours’ difficult walk from [...]

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  • 03/09/2022


    Commenting on the papal proclamation of September 3, 2022 related to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, His Excellency Fra’ John Dunlap, Lieutenant to the Grand Master and head of the Provisional Government of the Order, said: “The Order of Malta welcomes the paternal actions of His Holiness which demonstrate the great love the Pontiff has for [...]

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  • 30/08/2022


    Pictured: Regional Hospitaller, Danny Higgins and Fr Gerard McMorrow, Parish Priest for Southport and Order of Malta Magistral Chaplain An exciting new facility in Southport, Queensland that will provide services to disadvantaged community members is set to open at the end of the year. The Centre will be a joint project of the Order of [...]

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  • 28/08/2022

    Members and volunteers support Confirmation Day for the Emmanuel Community

    Sunday 28th August was Confirmation Day for the Emmanuel Community in South Brisbane. Members and Volunteers from the Order of Malta had the honour of not only supporting ECM and their guests from the streets but also Bishop Ken Howell, Conventional Chaplain ad Honorem who celebrated Mass as Auxillary Bishop of Brisbane.   With a [...]

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  • 24/08/2022


    Every Wednesday the doors to the dining room of the Order of Malta Community Care Kitchen in Bondi open, and a steady stream of guests flow in. The atmosphere is jovial and friendly and each week there are a number of familiar faces – a good sign that the volunteers are doing the right thing [...]

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  • 22/08/2022

    Members promoted

    Promotion within the Sovereign Order of Malta play a a hugely valuable role in the life of the Order and there can be no denying the positive impact felt by recipients and those around them on learning they have been nominated. Promotions to the grades of Grand Cross, Grand Cross with Sash and Bailiff Grand [...]

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  • 18/08/2022

    Order of Malta serve and listen to vulnerable people through ECM Brisbane

    Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone has someone to listen.   On Sunday 14 August 2022, seven #OrderofMalta Members and Volunteers (OMV) appreciated sharing friendly and meaningful conversations with friends at the Emmanuel City Mission (ECM) homeless sanctuary in Brisbane.   OMV Andrew was moved by the openness of a new friend, [...]

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  • 08/08/2022

    Creating Leaders: Providing education and support to underprivileged children in Timor-Leste

    Creating Leaders is an Order of Malta scholarship program in Timor-Leste. The Scholarships support underprivileged children to participate in formal continuing education. Without your help, these children could never complete their schooling. Like many developing countries, Timor-Leste has high levels of poverty and low national human development. Education is an important vehicle to employment, independence, [...]

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  • 07/08/2022


    After 5 months of war, presently 15.7 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian aid. According to latest figures, 6.3 million people are internally displaced, and another 6 million people have crossed international borders since the outbreak of the war on February 24th. The UN says that as of 21 June, there have been over 3 [...]

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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.