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Order of Malta Australia


Inaugural National Day of the Order of Malta in Australia


This week members of the Order of Malta across the globe are undertaking activities to raise awareness of our presence and ministry.

The National Day of the Order of Malta was an initiative started by Members in Italy in 2018. The success of this day was quickly recognised, and other countries were encouraged to adopt similar activities.

Consequently, this weekend Members in Hawthorn, Black Rock, Toorak and Adelaide spoke at churches to inform parishioners about the work of the Order both nationally and internationally. After mass, Members were available to answer questions about our activities and distributed information brochures, Lourdes Holy Water, Rosary beads and prayer material.

The National Day is a wonderful opportunity to not only improve the wider community’s knowledge about our activities, but to give them the opportunity to volunteer and support our projects” explained National Hospitaller, John Murphy.

It is heartening to see us starting this event in solidarity with fellow associations in other parts of the world and I anticipate that this will be a highlight in the Australian Association’s calendar with a greater geographic distribution in 2020”.

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.