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Order of Malta Australia


Coats for the Homeless distribution in New Zealand


Thanks to the efforts of Members in New Zealand, the Coats for the Homeless project has expanded to New Zealand.

A quarter of the Coats were distributed to the city of Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island. They were distributed to those in need through the Te Kupenga Net Trust, a local group that provides mental health and additional services. This distribution was organised with the valuable assistance of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Gisborne.

The rest of the coats were distributed in the Auckland Diocese in collaboration with The Little Sisters of Assumption (LSA) in Papatoetoe and Otara, Catholic Social Services (CSS) & local Catholic Parishes in Otara, & in Manurewa & Papakura and a mobile CSS service in Auckland to both young and old people in need.

$100 will buy three specially designed, warm shower-proof coats for people who find themselves without a home this winter.

View our pictures from the New Zealand 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.