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Order of Malta Australia


Food hampers for foreign students in Tasmania impacted by Covid-19


In Tasmania, members have assisted foreign students who do not qualify for support from either the Commonwealth or State governments, by providing emergency food hampers. Many have lost their student jobs necessary to pay for their rent, food, tuition, transport and are unable to fly home during the pandemic.

Pedro (pictured) is a UTAS post graduate student who works as a casual employee in the hospitality sector. As a foreign student Visa holder with two dependants (his spouse and their one year old child),  neither his wife or he qualify for Jobkeeper or Jobseeker and exclusively rely on their own earnings. Their income has been severely impacted by the  Covid-19 pandemic.

“I would like to thank you for the groceries I received. It’s really helpful in these difficult times. Thank you very much for your generosity.”

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.