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Order of Malta Australia


Community Care Van set to expand


community-care-vanIn June 2015, the NSW Branch initiated a new activity to assist Sydney’s homeless – The Community Care Van. The Van is driven by NSW Branch volunteers who also distribute seasonal items to those sleeping rough and a nurse from St Vincent’s hospital, offers healthcare.

In the 18 months since the project started the response has been overwhelming and thanks to the generosity of donors, the items distributed by the volunteers have expanded beyond our Coats for the Homeless, to also include sunscreen and sun hats in Summer and water and hygiene packs year round.

Community Care Van Distribution volumes in the last 12 months:

  • 1,677 bottles of water
  • 507 Hygiene packs (since March 16)
  • 432 Coats for the Homeless
  • 361 Sunhats
  • 322 tubes of Sunscreen


Currently the Community Care Van service operates once a week, however thanks to the generous support of CITI CLSA, the van will soon be operating twice a week to service the homeless in the state.

If you have a current driving licence and would like to become a volunteer driver, please email

If you would like to make a donation to support the NSW Branch Community Care Van using the Paypal button below:

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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.