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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2023

Charitable Works


  • 29/01/2023

    Darwin Food Service for the Homeless

    Saturday 28th of January, the Northern Central Region resumed its food service for the homeless in Darwin. Order of Malta members and volunteers, successfully prepared and delivered 54 hot meals in the inner Darwin city. Despite the wet weather, the service was provided to the homeless congregated under awnings. Our volunteers came to know a [...]

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  • 29/01/2023


    Fra’ John Dunlap: “The new Sovereign Council will prove to be strategic in facing today’s great challenges”.   The Extraordinary Chapter General, presided over by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap and Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope, elected all the members of the Sovereign Council, who will remain [...]

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  • 25/01/2023

    Ukraine: Working together to heal invisible wounds

    Orders of St. John care for traumatized children and adolescents in Ukraine The unimaginable day to day stress of life in a conflict zone, coupled with ongoing uncertainty about the future, is leaving countless people in Ukraine suffering from trauma. Children and young people are amongst the worst affected. The five modern branches of the [...]

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  • 19/01/2023

    Australian Members Volunteer in Ukraine

    In a remarkable display of courage and selflessness, Australian Members, Nicholas and Elizabeth Trongale, are volunteering in Ukraine to assist the Order of Malta relief effort. They share the below update from their self-funded trip. Our days start early, break for a delicious homemade lunch at around 1:30pm where all the people working gather, sit [...]

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  • 13/01/2023

    Obituary – His Eminence George Cardinal Pell

    Image supplied by GiovanniPortelli Photography.   His Eminence George Cardinal Pell 8 June 1941 – 10 January 2023 Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta A Pontifical Requiem Mass for Cardinal George Pell will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral in [...]

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  • 08/01/2023

    Project Update: Our Lady Of Philermos Rose

    Pictured: Project team members Leonie Harle and David Macintosh with the Our Lady of Philermos Rose. In 2023 the Our Lady of Philermos Rose project is expected to reach a key milestone. The initiative, which started in 2020, intends to have rose plants for sale by August, with the profits being invested back into the [...]

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  • 08/01/2023

    100,000th birth at Holy Family Hospital

    One of the Order of Malta’s most famous institution, The Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, just passed an important milestone – the birth of the 100,000th child since the Order has been managing the health facility. On Epiphany Day, baby girl Muhamad was delivered into the embrace of her parents. Since 1990, more than 4,600 [...]

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  • 05/01/2023

    Supporting the isolated and vulnerable in Darebin

    A new initiative from the Order of Malta and ACU Hub in Melbourne is a Social Engagement Program at the Agg Street housing estate located within the City of Darebin local government area. The program aims to provide the 55 residents at the estate, who are all over the age of 65 and living alone, [...]

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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.