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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 30/05/2023

    ECM see an increase in visitors due to increased cost of living

    Sunday 28th May saw a great turnout of members and volunteers of the Order of Malta at Emmanuel City Mission (ECM). The Order of Malta team were busy serving breakfast and setting up for the much-appreciated BBQ lunch, while offerring a warm welcome and conversation to the guests. The food service is available every Sunday [...]

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  • 29/05/2023

    Read to Learn – Supporting Children in the Classroom

    In March, the Order of Malta and Australian Catholic University (ACU) Community Hub in Melbourne launched the Read to Learn program in partnership with Preston North East Primary School. Read to Learn aims to support primary school children from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds, who have also been identified as requiring additional support [...]

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  • 25/05/2023

    Bishop Ken Howell appointed bishop of Toowoomba by Pope Francis

    BRISBANE Auxiliary Bishop and Order of Malta Conventual Chaplain Ad Honorem, Bishop Ken Howell, has been appointed the next Bishop of Toowoomba by Pope Francis today, the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. Bishop Howell, who has been a priest of Brisbane archdiocese for 40 years, said he was humbled to be called by […]

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  • 22/05/2023

    Change in auditor

    Earlier this year, the Australian Asssociation of the Order of Malta received notice, that due to widespread industry resourcing constraints our appointed auditor was no longer in a position to conduct our annual audit work. The Executive Council, assisted by the members of the Audit & Risk Committee, conducted a tender search for another suitable [...]

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  • 19/05/2023

    Vale The Hon David Jackson KMG AM KC

    It is with great sadness that we advise Confrère The Hon David Jackson KMG AM KC died on Monday. He had been a member of the Order for very many years including a period as national president from 1984 to 1987. He continued to contribute to our work all his life and was a valued [...]

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  • 14/05/2023

    Provide warmth and comfort this winter. Buy them a Coat.

    You’ve probably heard on the news about the record-breaking cooler temperatures and rainfall experienced this year in a number of states, and how this winter is expected to be particularly harsh.  Imagine spending even one night outside in this cold, wet and windy weather, without so much as a coat to keep you warm. Sadly, [...]

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  • 07/05/2023

    Gallery: 2023 Order of Malta International Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    The Order of Malta’s 65th international pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France, was led by Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap, in his first official engagement after his very recent election by the Council Complete of State. Many of the Capitulars travelled to Lourdes directly from Rome. This year the number of [...]

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  • 03/05/2023

    Election of New Grand Master

    Fra’ John Dunlap has been elected Prince and 81st Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Lieutenant of the Grand Master at the moment of his election, 66-year-old Fra’ John Dunlap, a Canadian, is the first non-European Professed Knight to be elected as head of the Order of Malta. The Council Complete of State, [...]

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  • 28/04/2023

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine received by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyal, was received with military honours today at the Magistral Villa by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra' John Dunlap. The visit, which falls on the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Sovereign Military Order of Malta [...]

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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.