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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2023

Charitable Works


  • 16/06/2023

    2023 Coats for the Homeless Distribution in pictures

    5,000 Coats for the Homeless are currently being distributed by our members and volunteers across Australia to the people who call the streets home. The need for this project has never been greater with our distribution teams reporting a much wider cohort of people who are struggling to search for somewhere to call home due [...]

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  • 13/06/2023

    The Intergenerational Sewing Project at Santa Teresa

    The Spirituality Centre at Santa Teresa, in conjunction with the Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School, runs a very successful Intergenerational Sewing Workshop, with Order of Malta member, Cons. Nicole Johnson serving as project coordinator. The workshops aim to assist women in the small Arrernte township about 80 kilometres south-east of Alice Springs, by providing a safe [...]

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  • 07/06/2023

    Available for purchase – Our Lady of Philermos Rose

    PURCHASE A ROSE $35 each + $27.50 flat rate shipping (maximum 10 roses per order) The Our Lady of Philermos Rose project is a new initiative that directly aligns with the mission of the Order of Malta. It has both spiritual significance and offers hands-on engagement with our Lords poor and sick. Volunteers will distribute [...]

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  • 31/05/2023

    Outreach Service Expands in Melbourne

    Following the successful launch of the Mobile Community Café at a housing estate in Darebin in December 2022, the project has expanded its services to Reservoir Neighbourhood House (RNH) in East Reservoir.  The RNH is a not-for-profit facility that provides a community space to foster and promote the well-being of local residents. The Mobile Community [...]

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  • 31/05/2023

    2023 Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Marian Procession

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Marian Procession began in 1949 and is Australia's longest-running consecutive Catholic event. It is a beautiful opportunity to gather Catholic communities and provide a prayerful experience with Mary at the centre. The Order of Malta's involvement in the Procession also has a long and proud history, with members leading the [...]

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  • 30/05/2023

    ECM see an increase in visitors due to increased cost of living

    Sunday 28th May saw a great turnout of members and volunteers of the Order of Malta at Emmanuel City Mission (ECM). The Order of Malta team were busy serving breakfast and setting up for the much-appreciated BBQ lunch, while offerring a warm welcome and conversation to the guests. The food service is available every Sunday [...]

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  • 29/05/2023

    Read to Learn – Supporting Children in the Classroom

    In March, the Order of Malta and Australian Catholic University (ACU) Community Hub in Melbourne launched the Read to Learn program in partnership with Preston North East Primary School. Read to Learn aims to support primary school children from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds, who have also been identified as requiring additional support [...]

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  • 25/05/2023

    Bishop Ken Howell appointed bishop of Toowoomba by Pope Francis

    BRISBANE Auxiliary Bishop and Order of Malta Conventual Chaplain Ad Honorem, Bishop Ken Howell, has been appointed the next Bishop of Toowoomba by Pope Francis today, the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. Bishop Howell, who has been a priest of Brisbane archdiocese for 40 years, said he was humbled to be called by […]

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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.