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Order of Malta Australia

Charitable Works

Medical Clinic – Dili, Timor-Leste


Timor-Leste became the first new sovereign state of the 21st Century in 2002, following 30 years of occupation by Indonesia. At that time, Timor-Leste experienced some of the worst health standards and life expectancy in the Asia-Pacific region, including diseases and conditions which have been eradicated in Australia and elsewhere.

Since independence, there has been a massive improvement in both healthcare and life expectancy, with a combination of local infrastructure and aid funded programs. Nonetheless, there are still significant gaps to be addressed, particularly in maternal and early childhood (neonatal) healthcare

In November 2017 the Order of Malta Medical Clinic opened in Dili and offers free basic primary out of hospital medical care and health education to financially disadvantaged Timorese. Thousands of Timorese have already benefited from the services provided.

The Order of Malta Clinic is entirely funded by donations. Learn more about the Order of Malta Medical Clinic by visiting its website

Make a donation to help us continue our work

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.