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Order of Malta Australia


Dr David Schuster appointed Member of the Order of Australia


Congratulations to member of the Order of Malta Australia, Dr David Schuster, who was recognised in the Australia Day 2021 Honours. Dr Schuster was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as an anaesthetist, and to the community of Dubbo.

Dr Schuster, who served Dubbo for 40 years as an anaesthetist, has also been active in ensuring  the Order’s Coats for the Homeless reach the homeless in the Orana region.

The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry that recognises Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.

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.