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Order of Malta Australia


Compassion for those with no home


On Saturday 4 November the North-Central Region conducted a further food distribution for the homeless. Our program delivers a nutritious meal to homeless people living rough, often in bushland where many of the homeless camp.

For the first time we had two teams which meant we had the ability to distribute food in both the Darwin City and Palmerston regions on the same day. For this purpose, we had prepared 96 meals which was a significant increase from previous efforts.

Our distribution round finds a diverse group of people, usually camped in bushland on the edge of the city or in the park areas. They often are found in places that makes them less visible to authorities or the general public for a variety of reasons. As a result, they are not always easy to find.

Though our service is limited to food distribution we do find people that are sometimes in need of medical care. On this occasion one person was clearly unwell and our volunteers called an ambulance for them as they had no mobile phone.

We would like to recognise and thank the volunteers who assisted the members of the Order with the meal preparation and distribution. Without their assistance the service would be restricted. Our next service is scheduled for the beginning of December.


Donations of $2 or more to support this activity are tax deductible.


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.