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Order of Malta Australia


It's open! Watch a video from the Order of Malta Medical Clinic's opening ceremony


The Order of Malta Medical Clinic in Dili is now officially open following a ceremony on 7th November, which was attended by Members of the Order from the Asia-Pacifc region, Timorese government officials and generous donors and supporters.

The project was conceived 2 prior when it became the major project of the Order of Malta in the Asia Pacific region.

The clinic provides primary medical care free of charge to those who would otherwise be unable to afford it, to a standard we would expect here in Australia. It was designed by specialist architects who provided their services pro-bono. The premises have generously be provided rent free for at least 10 years by the Jape family.

Private donors across the region have covered the expenses of the fit-out, equipment and staff costs to see the clinic through to operation.

Following the opening, the clinic has started treating patients. Despite initially only operating at half its capacity, hundreds of Timorese patients have already benefited from its services. In 2018, funding permitting, the clinic will be fully operational and have the capacity to see up to 200 patients each day.

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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.