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Order of Malta Australia


Australian Association hosts 2012 Order of Malta, Asia Pacific Conference


The Order’s Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Sydney from 12th to 14th October was attended by delegates from Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Timor-Leste, France, Germany and the Grand Magistry in Rome. Representatives from the Order’s specialised agencies CIOMAL, which cares for those affected by leprosy, and Malteser International, the rapid response arm of the Order for relief of distress caused by natural disasters, also attended.

Conference delegates reported on the charitable projects at present being undertaken by the Order in the Asia Pacific Region and how the Order will organise to address the future needs of the Poor and Sick.

The Order’s Grand Hospitaller, HE Baron Albrecht von Boeselager, said of the conference, “The initiative started by the Australian Association to expand into the Asia/Pacific region is undoubtedly one of the most important in the recent history of the Order. It is most encouraging to experience how the confraternal coherence of the Order in the region is growing and how much this encourages all the participants to ever increase their efforts to carry out the Order’s mission.”



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.