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Order of Malta Australia


Spiritual Retreats


To enhance the spirituality of our members and their engagement in the works for the sick and poor, the new Constitutional Charter and Code asks that members of the Third Class undertake annually “a course of spiritual exercises of at least three full days” while members of the Second Class undertake annually “a course of spiritual exercises of at least five full days.”

To support members fulfill this obligation we are investigating opportunities to host annual retreats in our leading capital cities each year:

  • Brisbane – 7 – 9 June 2024 – REGISTRATIONS OPEN
  • Sydney – 4 – 7 August 2024
  • Adelaide – October 2024 dates to be confirmed
  • Melbourne – February 2025 dates to be confirmed

All members and candidates are welcome to these retreats and will be notified by email when registrations are open.

We encourage members participate in one or more of these retreats, not only to meet the obligation set out in the Constitutional Charter and Code, but to deepen their relationship with God.

Email for more information.


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.