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Order of Malta Australia


Coats for the Homeless – 2024 distribution locations


Our 2024 Coats for the Homeless distribution is underway. This winter will  distribute 4,000 Coats and Care Packs to homeless Australians.

Please continue to visit this page as we add new distribution locations.

Note: we cannot guarantee availability as supply is limited!

  • Every Monday and Thursday 5.15 – 6.45pm – Sydney CBD, Order of Malta Community Care Van. Locations on rotation include (but are not limited to), Woolloomooloo (near Matt Talbot Hostel), Central Station and Martin Place.
  • Every Monday, 5.30 – 7.30pm – Parramatta CBD, Parramatta Order of Malta Outreach Team. Route starts at Alfred Park, travelling down Church Street to Parramatta Train Station and then return  to St Patricks Cathedral.
  • Every Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30pm – Order of Malta Community Care Kitchen Bondi, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2 Wellington St, Bondi.
  • Three Fridays across June, July and August at 7:30-8:30pm – Partnering with Reach Homeless Services, Clocktower 111 Beaumont Street Hamilton
  • Three Saturdays across June, July and August at 6:30-7:30pm – Partnering with Catholic Care, Civic Park, Newcastle
  • Three Saturdays across June, July and August at 7:00-8:00pm – Partnering with Reach Homeless Services, Maitland City Library, 480 High Street Maitland
  • Alice Springs – distribution of blankets and Coats between June- July.
  • Daly River, Emu Point– Distribution of blankets and Hygiene Bags in the second weekend of June.
  • Darwin – distribution of blankets in August.
  • Brisbane: Every Tuesday 7.00am to 12.00pm and every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month 9.00am to 12.00pm at Emmanuel City Mission, 19 Merivale St, South Brisbane.
  • Gold Coast: Angels’ Kitchen every Sunday 3.00 pm to 4.00pm Community Centre, Lawson St, Southport
  • Lismore Diocese: call Andrew 0419 094 444
  • Toowoomba Diocese: call Derek 0408 716 062
  • Rosies, Gold Coast – link to their outreach schedule
  • 6 to 8 May  9.30am-12.30pm – Hutt St Centre 258-262 Hutt Street, Adelaide  T: (08) 8418 2500
  • 6 – 8 May  9.30am -12.30pm – Adelaide Day Centre 32 Moore Street, Adelaide T: (08) 8232 0048
  • 7, 8  and 10 May 9am -1 pm – St Vincent De Paul 202 Franklin Street, Adelaide T: (08) 8112 8700
  • 10 May – Order of Malta City Outreach Service, Adelaide (around Hutt Street, parklands and Moore Street).
  • Year round. Every Tuesday evening – Melbourne CBD, Order of Malta Community Care Van
  • 23 May to 26 September, Thursday evenings – Melbourne CBD, Order of Malta Community Care Van

Distribution locations to be added soon.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project. 

A donation of $100 could buy three specially designed winter Coats for the Homeless.

Gifts $2 and more are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.

Interested in joining one of our volunteer teams?

Learn more about volunteer opportunities near you.

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.