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Order of Malta Australia


Community Care Van to expand opportunities for work with the homeless in Victoria


Members and volunteers of the Order of Malta in Victoria will now be able to expand their activities in the region thanks to a new Community Care Van.

The Order of Malta is active in assisting the homeless in Melbourne by distributing Coats for the Homeless and Covid-19 care packs. The new van will  support this activity by providing safe transport for members and volunteers and increase the coats, care packs and medical supplies that can be transported for each outreach activity.

Most importantly, the van will allow the Order of Malta to expand the geographic distribution of services and the frequency. Historically the Order of Malta have worked with the Vinnies Food Van to provide its outreach services. The van will enable members and volunteers to establish its own service, therefore providing more opportunities for them to work ‘hands on’ with the homeless, outside of  the Vinnies food van schedule.

The Community Care van was purchased thanks to a grant from the Fra’ Richard Divall estate.

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.