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Order of Malta Australia


Members raise funds in their local communities for Coats for the Homeless


Pictured: A Member in NSW, with the generous support of Fr David Ranson, has set up a stand at the back of Holy Name Parish in Wahroonga to help raise money for Coats for the Homeless.

WITH temperatures across the country beginning to drop and the wet season approaching, Australia’s growing homeless population is bracing itself for the bitter winter conditions.

 In a bid to provide some comfort to those sleeping rough, in 2013 the Order’s Coats for the Homeless program will distribute 2,500 Coats nationwide this winter. In addition to Members coordinating the distribution effort, many are also planning local initiatives to raise money to fund the project.

 If you are able to help raise funds in your local parish, workplace or community, please email for flyers and posters to support your efforts.

 If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so via our secure online gateway:


Fundraising Breakfast in QLD

Members in QLD hosted a fundraising breakfast for the Coats project at the end of May. Over 150 people attended the event, including Councillor Graham Quirk, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. The breakfast has already raised in excess of $10,000 with donations still coming in.


Movie Night

Members in NSW hosted a charity screening of the new James Bond film ‘Skyfall’. The black tie event was attended by 65 people and raised almost $4,000 for the project.

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Coats for the Homeless are ‘literally a lifesaver’  – Messages of thanks

Coats for the Homeless to expand in 2013

Coats for the Homeless Coffee Morning

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.