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Order of Malta Australia

        Caring for people in need – together

Who we are

Order of Malta Volunteers (OMV) is a group for volunteers and young members between the age of 18 and 35 participating in the works of the Order.


What we do

We care for people in need. Order of Malta Volunteers work both in local regions and nationally with members of the Association on existing projects, creating their own projects as well as involvement in activities to share and develop their Catholic faith.


Our motivation

  • To give young Australians the opportunity to care for others and assist the organising of activities true to the traditions of the Order.
  • Expand current and future works of the Order
  • To creative an environment for Christian fellowship for young members
  • To identify and nurture future Candidates for the Order



  • Camps for disabled youth in Australia
  • Coats for the Homeless / Care Packages
  • Homework and mentoring underprivileged
  • Feeding the homeless and disadvantaged
  • Social Engagement Programs
  • Aged care visits
  • Refugee Support
  • Community Care Vans
  • International holiday camps for young people with disabilities
  • Overseas volunteering opportunities ie: Medical Clinic – Timor Leste


A global overview

Internationally, the Order of Malta counts on 80,000 dedicated volunteers for the successful running of many of its projects across the world. Year-on-year they care for the homeless living in isolation in cities, assist refugees arriving on European shores, provide first-aid and organise medical and social campaigns, respond to victims of natural disasters, accompany disabled guests on pilgrimages and summer camps, support the elderly housebound and prepare nourishing food for people.

These permanent volunteers include people of all nationalities and faiths, inspired by the principles of the Order of Malta to serve the needy and the forgotten under the values of the eight-pointed cross. Opening oneself up to others nourishes the spirit of new generations, encouraging their growth as people and as citizens. It is a phenomenon that the Order’s volunteers experience at first hand, through the many projects and schemes where young people work alongside professionals: men and women who, thanks to their efforts, will become spiritually enriched and socially conscious in the future.

Interested in learning more about volunteering?

Complete our volunteer enquiry form and someone will be in touch with opportunities near you!

Follow our volunteer pages on social media

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.