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Order of Malta Australia


2021 Asia Pacific Youth Camp


”I’ve never been on holiday without my family. It felt great knowing I can be independent and be among others my age!”

Guest, Wai Yin

For the last thirty years the Order of Malta has a tradition of holding summer camps for disabled youth aged between 18 to 30. The goals of the camps are to forge a sense of community, promote cultural exchange and help young people to overcome personal barriers.

For the 2021 Asia Pacific Camp, young people with disabilities and volunteers will come together in Australia for a once in a lifetime week of fun, friendship and adventure. Guests from all around the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore will take part.

For our guests with disabilites, the Camp is more than just a break from daily routine. It’s an opportunity to get out in the world and be inspired by what it has to offer.

Interested in Volunteering? We are seeking suitable volunteers to assist at the 2021 Camp to be held in Australia. They may also fill the important positions of Team Leaders for our contingent. This is a fantastic opportunity for energetic, enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers who would like to make a difference by providing support to the young disabled participants and their carers at the camp.

 Expressions of Interest for the 2021 Camp are now open!!!

The Order of Malta welcomes expressions of interest for participation in the camp

  • from any young person (aged 18 – 35) with physical and/or intellectual disability, accompanied by a carer,
  • the relevant carers (must be 18 years old or older)
  • from young (at heart) volunteers, to assist guests and carers at the camp. (must be 18 years old or older)

​Please complete the online form if you wish to lodge an application to attend the camp as a guest, carer or volunteer. One form is needed for each participant. Feel free to pass this email on to others you feel might like to participate in the camp.

Applications close on the 22nd May 2021, with invitations for limited positions to be released on the 31st May.

Current COVID-19 restrictions are limiting positions, and the number of available places will be regularly reviewed in adherence to updated Queensland Health guidelines and rules. Additionally, all applications will be subject to the approval of The Order of Malta’s medical assessment team.


Watch a highlights video from the 2019 Asia Pacific Camp:

Watch a video from the 2018 Asia Pacific Camp:

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.