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Order of Malta Australia


  • 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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  • 09/03/2023

    Order of Malta Members receive Motorsport Awards

    Confrere Derek Pingel was recently awarded Life Membership of Motorsport Australia, the highest honour one can receive in the Motorsport industry. This acknowledgement highlights Derek’s many decades of support and dedication to motorsport and its development in Australia. Confrere Chris McMahon received the 2022 FIA Senior Official of the Year from the Fédération Internationale de [...]

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  • 05/03/2023

    Lenten Retreat at Holy Cross Retreat Centre in Victoria

    21 members from Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne gathered at the Holy Cross Retreat Centre for a Lenten Retreat organized by the Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception. The retreat ran from 28 February to 4 March 2023. A further 27 members from the South-Eastern Region joined on the last day for a Day of Reflection. Rev Dr Kevin [...]

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  • 24/02/2023

    One year of war in Ukraine – please help those impacted!

    Dear Friends, One year ago today, the unimaginable became true: A war in Europe erupted. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine and its consequences is one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our time. The suffering of the people on the ground is beyond imagination and seems to have no end: More than 17 million people need [...]

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  • 20/02/2023

    GALLERY: Lourdes Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

    On Saturday, the Order of Malta's Lourdes Mass made a return to St. Patrick's Cathedral in #Melbourne, after a three year hiatus due to the pandemic.   Archbishop Comensoli welcomed a congregation of over 3,000, who each received a blessing for good health. They were also gifted from our Members and volunteers in attendance a [...]

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  • 19/02/2023

    Vale Joe Borg

    A requiem Mass to farewell Confrere Joe Borg to eternal life was held on Friday, 17th February at St Scholastica’s Church in Burwood, Melbourne. He has joined his dear wife, Frances, who preceded him 17 years ago and leaves behind their five daughters and husbands and 16 grandchildren. Joe had been a member of the [...]

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  • 17/02/2023

    The Order of Malta at the Munich Security Conference with a panel on “Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict”

    The 59th Munich Security Conference opened this morning, bringing together heads of state and government, ministers and senior institutional representatives of the international community in the German city to take stock of the main challenges in the field of foreign policy and security. The Sovereign Order of Malta is participating again this year and organised [...]

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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.