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Order of Malta Australia


Member invested as invested as a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy


Pictured: Member of the Order of Malta Australia, Carlo Randazzo and Italian Ambassador, Her Excellency Francesca Tardioli

On 21 May 2021 Confrére Carlo Randazzo was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy with the prenominal title of Cavaliere for his long, devoted service as the Honorary Vice-Consul for Italy in the Northern Territory.

The Ordine della Stella d’Italia was originally instituted in 1947 as the Star of Italian Solidarity, to recognise those expatriates and foreigners who made an outstanding contribution to the reconstruction of Italy after World War II. The badge bears the inscription Solidarietà Italiana encircling a depiction of the Good Samaritan. The order is bestowed in three degrees by decree of the President of the Republic, head of the order, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2011, it was reformed and recognises those who preserve and promote national prestige abroad, promoting friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy.

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.