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Order of Malta Australia


Meet the National Hospitaller: Robert Costa


Dr Robert Costa has been appointed as National Hospitaller of the Order of Malta in Australia. In this role, Robert is responsible for overseeing our National Charitable Works.
Robert became a Member of the Order in 2011 after being introduced to the Order by Dr George Boffa. Since that time Robert has been heavily involved with various projects including Coats for the Homeless and the Order of Malta Medical Clinic in Dili (Robert is the Medical Director of the clinic). Prior to becoming a member of the Order, Robert had been involved in international medical outreach having been involved in volunteering roles to various South Pacific Nations and India.
Professionally, Robert is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with an appointment to a major Sydney teaching hospital and several private hospitals.
“My immediate focus in the role of the National Hospitaller, is to oversee the charitable works being undertaken in each region under the supervision of the Regional Hospitallers.” said Robert. “My vision is to expand the current works and to establish regional, national and an International project in which all members of the Australian Association can become involved in.”

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.