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Order of Malta Australia


Coats for the Homeless 2020 distribution


Pictured: Coats for the Homeless distribution team in Victoria with our Hospitaller, John Murphy

As the weather across Australia starts to warm up, our Coats for the Homeless project managers are planning the 2020 distribution. To ensure the coats arrive in time for winter, the manufacturing order must be placed in the coming months.

“Our 2019 project resulted in 6,000 Coats for the Homeless being distributed Australia wide by our members and partner organisations. Whilst this is a huge achievement, many homeless organisations contacted us in winter for Coats and our limited quantities had already been allocated” explains National Hospitaller John Murphy.

“I strongly urge any interested organisations to contact us now regarding purchasing additional coats so that we can do our best to increase our reach and distribution across the country to those in need” he went on to say.

The number of Coats the Order of Malta can distribute each year is largely determined by funds available for the project on ordering.

“Ideally we would like to increase our distribution numbers next year but that will rely on additional donations” said John. “Any financial support will be gratefully received.”

Donate online to Coats for the Homeless

Organisations wishing to purchase coats for distribution should email

Interested in helping the distribution? Learn more about Volunteering.

View pictures and read feedback from our 2019 distribution.

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.