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Order of Malta Australia

Australian News

  • 07/01/2020

    QLD Volunteers distribute 68 Hygiene Packs at first outreach activity of 2020

    Order of Malta Volunteers (OMV) started the New Year by supporting Rosies friends with their monthly BBQ and groceries outreach at Rotary Park Aspley serving 47 patrons, including a single father with two primary-school aged sons. The Volunteers distributed 68 Hygiene items kindly donated by Order of Malta Members and friends. Amid the soaring temperatures, [...]

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  • 02/01/2020

    2019/2020 Bushfire Appeal – message from the Hospitaller

    Dear Members and Supporters Like all Australians, and indeed the rest of the world, it was with great sadness that we welcomed in 2020 with heartbreaking footage of families losing everything as bushfires rage throughout parts of the country. Further catastrophic conditions are forecast over the coming week. The Order of Malta Australia will be [...]

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  • 25/12/2019

    Christmas Giving at Gorman and Tierney House

    A tradition of the Order of Malta Australia each year is for Members to visit patients at Gorman House Detoxification unit and Tierney House Homeless Health service on Christmas Day to give gifts to the patients there. This is in addition to the thrice weekly BBQs held year round at these facilities. This year was [...]

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  • 20/12/2019

    Wising Everyone a Happy, Healthy and Holy Christmas

    Artwork by Catarino Bere - one of our Creating Leaders Scholarship students. Creating Leaders is an Order of Malta scholarship program in Timor-Leste. The Scholarships support underprivileged children, many of whom are orphans, to participate in formal continuing education. Thank you to all our members, volunteer and supporters who have allowed us to achieve so [...]

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  • 20/12/2019

    2019 Lourdes Day Mass in Sydney

    On the 7 December, members if Melbourne Sydney hosted Lourdes Day Mass where attendees receive small bottles of water from the grotto at Lourdes, France and receive a blessing for good health. Approximately 750 people attended the mass at St Mary’s Cathedral. It was celebrated again by His Grace, Archbishop Anthony Fisher with three of [...]

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  • 11/12/2019

    Members in the North Eastern Region celebrate Advent Mass

    The evening of Tuesday 10th December saw 22 members, 3 postulants with over 60 family and friends come together at St Paschal's Church, Wavell Heights to celebrate Mass with Magistral Chaplain Fr Gerard McMorrow. Following was a wonderful meal as we celebrated the achievements of 2019. Special thanks were offered to former National President Dr [...]

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  • 09/12/2019

    1,200 people attend annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral

    The annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral was held on the 7th December and was celebrated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Peter Comensoli and concelebrated by the Order’s Chaplains. An estimated 1,200 people attended the Mass who all received packages containing Lourdes Water, Rosary Beads and prayer material. We had 32 members in [...]

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  • 02/12/2019

    Order of Malta Asia Pacific Conference 2019

    Between 21 and 24 November, members of the Order of Malta in Australia hosted 98 delegates for the Annual Asia Pacific Conference of the Order of Malta in Melbourne. The Asia Pacific conference is the only annual international conference of the 900 year old organisation worldwide attended by both the Grand Chancellor and Grand Hospitaller. [...]

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  • 21/11/2019

    Regional Hospitaller, Danny Higgins awarded Community Leader Award

    Community-minded: Catholic Church Insurance regional manager Hugh Easton (left) presents Danny Higgins with the Community Leader of the Year Award 2019. Credit: Catholic Leader. Original article published in Catholic Leader, November 21, 2019 COMMUNITY Leader of the Year award winner Danny Higgins said he draws his strength from Christ’s example as he ministers to those [...]

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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.