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Order of Malta Australia


Australian Association's Hospitaller honoured with papal knighthood


Dr. Ian Marshall AE

Congratulations  to our Hospitaller, Dr Ian Marshall AE, on whom His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has conferred the honour of a papal knighthood by creating him a Knight Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great.


Dr Marshall’s role of Hospitaller is responsible for Order’s charitable and humanitarian works in Australia and its near neighbours. This includes significant medical relief operations in Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. Dr. Marshall has also on his own account, and as part of the Order been active in the the provision of palliative care services in Brisbane.

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.