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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2023

Charitable Works


  • 03/09/2023

    Palliative Care Volunteers – At the forefront of ‘Being for Others’

    For many years the Order of Malta in Victoria has actively been involved with community palliative care through Eastern Palliative Care, which it runs in conjunction with St Vincent’s Melbourne and Outer Eastern Palliative Care. Thanks to a generous bequest from the Richard Divall Trust to the Order of Malta, a new project to provide [...]

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  • 30/08/2023

    Roses in Rome

    Member, Leonie Harle, visited the Grand Magistry at the end of August to deliver one of our Our Lady of Philermos Roses. She was then invited to attend its planting in the rose garden at the Magistral Villa the following day. The Our Lady of Philermos Rose project directly aligns with the mission of the [...]

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  • 25/08/2023

    ‘The Kitchen’- providing the opportunity for ‘hands on’ work

    In 2021, Order of Malta members in Sydney decided to redouble its focus on “hands on work”, with Members and Volunteers working directly on projects to serve Jesus in the poor, sick and otherwise needy. Conventual Chaplain Ad Honorem, Fr Anthony Robbie came up with idea of a Community Kitchen, modelled on a project run [...]

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  • 25/08/2023

    National Rosary for the health of families and friends

    On 24 August 2023, around 20 Order of Malta members from across Australia dedicated the monthly online Rosary to the health, healing or memory of families and friends in need. A member reflected how sharing the Luminous Mysteries in communal spirit proved reassuring during a time of private family illness. The monthly National Rosary complements [...]

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  • 21/08/2023

    Please help us support disabled youths in Australia

    We are seeking donation for our 2023 Order of Malta Camp for Disabled Youth in Australia, which will be hosted in November at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale NSW. It will probably come as no surprise that research repeatedly finds that youths with disability, and their families experience higher levels of social isolation [...]

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  • 15/08/2023

    Semester 2 of the Read to Learn program is underway

    Semester 2 of the Read to Learn program at Preston North East Primary School is underway! The program involves members and volunteers of the Order of Malta and students from Australian Catholic University providing one-on-one tutoring during weekly session to students from the school identified as requiring additional support to develop their reading and literacy [...]

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  • 14/08/2023

    Annual retreat – The Order uniting heaven and earth

    20 members, volunteers and a candidate attended the Subpriory of The Immaculate Conception's winter silent retreat at the Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, NSW from 7 to 12 August. Fr Anthony Robbie, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem, led the retreat with the theme “The Order uniting heaven and earth”. Included in the conferences was practical advice [...]

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  • 26/07/2023

    Meet the tutor – Read to Learn

    The Order of Malta and Australian Catholic University (ACU) Community Hub in Melbourne run a 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 to develop their reading and [...]

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  • 14/07/2023

    Annual Report 2022 | Malteser International

    The International Relief Agency of the Order of Malta, Malteser International’s Annual Report 2022 is now available. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you everyone who has supported the Order of Malta's International aid activities that have reached more than 4.3 million people in need – in 134 projects across 36 [...]

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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.