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Order of Malta Australia


Knight of the Order awarded Papal Knighthood


Mr Curran, a philanthropist and the founder of St Vincent’s Hospital’s Curran Foundation, was acknowledged for his “extraordinarily generous contributions to the Church and to the broader Australian community”.

In 1984, Mr Curran created the Curran Foundation which has since continued to assist the work of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, of which he was once chairman. In this role he was instrumental in aiding the setting up of the National Heart/Lung Transplant Centre.

To date the Curran Foundation has provided more than $17 million in grants to the St Vincent’s Campus, enabling over 500 equipment, education and research grants.

Mr Curran has also been chairman of the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, and deputy chairman of the East Sydney Health Service.

On receiving his knighthood, Mr Curran said, “This papal honour is great recognition for my family”.

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.