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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2023

Charitable Works


  • 14/05/2023

    Provide warmth and comfort this winter. Buy them a Coat.

    You’ve probably heard on the news about the record-breaking cooler temperatures and rainfall experienced this year in a number of states, and how this winter is expected to be particularly harsh.  Imagine spending even one night outside in this cold, wet and windy weather, without so much as a coat to keep you warm. Sadly, [...]

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  • 07/05/2023

    Gallery: 2023 Order of Malta International Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    The Order of Malta’s 65th international pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France, was led by Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap, in his first official engagement after his very recent election by the Council Complete of State. Many of the Capitulars travelled to Lourdes directly from Rome. This year the number of [...]

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  • 03/05/2023

    Election of New Grand Master

    Fra’ John Dunlap has been elected Prince and 81st Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Lieutenant of the Grand Master at the moment of his election, 66-year-old Fra’ John Dunlap, a Canadian, is the first non-European Professed Knight to be elected as head of the Order of Malta. The Council Complete of State, [...]

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  • 28/04/2023

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine received by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyal, was received with military honours today at the Magistral Villa by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra' John Dunlap. The visit, which falls on the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Sovereign Military Order of Malta [...]

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  • 28/04/2023

    Memorial Rosary for Confrere H.E. Dr Ian Marshall AM AE KC*SG KGCMG(Ob) GCM

    On 18 April 2023, the National President, Sub-Priory Regent and over 30 Order of Malta Members and friends shared an online Rosary for the repose of the soul of Confrere H.E. Dr Ian Marshall AM AE KC*SG KGCMG(Ob) GCM. Ian’s leadership as a former National President, National Hospitaller, and Queensland Chairperson, was dedicated to the [...]

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  • 23/04/2023

    The election of the Grand Master taking place on 3 May 2023

    The Chapter of Professed and the Council Complete of State has been convened The Council Complete of State has been convened for 3 May 2023. It is tasked to elect the next Grand Master, the first after the promulgation of the new Constitutional Charter and Code. The convocation was made by letter – jointly signed [...]

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  • 06/04/2023

    Funeral of Confrère Dr Ian Marshall, AM AE KC*SG KGCMG (Ob) GCM

    Yesterday we bid farewell to a much loved, respected and distinguished member of the Order of Malta Australia.   Confrère Dr Ian Marshall, AM AE KC*SG KGCMG (Ob) GCM was devoted to the service of the sick and the poor, through his work as a doctor and his work in the Order, where he served [...]

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  • 06/04/2023

    2022 Order of Malta Palliative Care Award

    Congratulation to Elizabeth O'Flaherty, a second year nursing student at ACU Banyo Campus, who received the 2022 Order of Malta Palliative Care Award. On receiving the award, Elizabeth commented; “Caring for older persons throughout the last stages of their life is an enormous privilege. Nurses play a pivotal role in providing patient-centred, holistic care and [...]

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  • 28/03/2023

    Marching for the Unborn with our Chaplains

    Image courtesy of Photos by Giovanni Portelli/Life & Family Institute Members and volunteers of The Order were highly visible in support of the annual Day of the Unborn Child held at St Mary’s Cathedral and along the streets of Sydney’s CBD district.  Thousands attended the Mass and participated in the march, a very public Catholic [...]

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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.