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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 19/03/2024

    Submit your Prayer Intentions – Order of Malta Lourdes Pilgrimage

    Members of the Order of Malta will be making a pilgrimage to Lourdes in early May. This is an annual activity of the Order of Malta internationally. They will be carrying all of our supporters in their prayers at Lourdes in gratitude of their support of our charitable works. If there are specific needs you […]

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  • 14/03/2024

    Krakow hosts 30th International Hospitaller Conference

    “Roll up our sleeves and serve with competence”. This will be the focus of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta’s 30th International Hospitallers Conference, scheduled from 15 to 17 March in Krakow, Poland. A place chosen to stress closeness to the war-battered Ukrainian population and to underline the enormous humanitarian effort made by all the […]

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  • 14/03/2024

    Volunteer opportunities currently recruiting

    We care for people in need. Order of Malta Volunteers work both in local regions and nationally with members of the Association on existing projects, creating their own projects as well as involvement in activities to share and develop their Catholic faith. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following opportunities: NSW Sydney CBD Community [...]

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  • 29/02/2024

    The war in Ukraine continues. So does our work.

    Two years after the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the Order of Malta’s international aid agency, Malteser International, together with the Order of Malta relief organisations in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, continue to aid the Ukrainian people. Every day, people affected by the war are confronted with new challenges. Medical care, [...]

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  • 27/02/2024

    Call to service – 2025 Jubilee celebrations in Rome

    The Holy Father has asked us the Order of Malta to provide medical assistance to pilgrims in the four Papal Basilicas and in St Peter's Square for all Jubilee weeks (15/12/2024-11/01/2026). Please find below some further information about the volunteer roles and the shift structure: This service will be carried out by groups of four [...]

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  • 22/02/2024

    Read to Learn Volunteers needed in Melbourne

    Read to Learn involves members and volunteers of the Order of Malta and students from Australian Catholic University providing one-on-one tutoring during weekly sessions to students identified as requiring additional support to develop their reading and literacy skills. We are seeking volunteers who can commit to semester 1 of this program. - Induction session on [...]

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  • 16/02/2024

    Documentary: Blessed Gerard Sasso – ‘The Warrior without a Sword’

    Members and friends of the Order are encouraged to watch “Blessed Gerard Sasso – ‘The Warrior without a Sword’ produced by Father Enzo Fortunato, Friar Minor Conventual, journalist and writer. This docufilm is the first official documentary about Blessed Fra’ Gerard. Blessed Gerard Sasso – ‘The Warrior without a Sword’ A reflection by Conf. Joseph Grogan [...]

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  • 11/02/2024

    GALLERY: Lourdes Mass in Melbourne, February 2024

    On Saturday, St.Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne hosted the annual Order of Malta Lourdes Mass. The Cathedral was at capacity, with approximately 2000 faithful attending this special annual celebration.  Each was gifted a bag containing rosary beads, a small bottle of Lourdes water and some prayer material. The principal celebrant was Archbishop Peter Comensoli, who was [...]

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  • 08/02/2024

    Deepening Spirituality – Melbourne 2024 Retreat

    The first 3-day retreat for 2024 (6-8 February) was held at the HolyCross Centre in Templestowe, Melbourne, under the spiritual direction of our Magistral Chaplain, Very Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan, BA, MTheol, STL, STD, PhD, who is Master of Studies at the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne. Seventeen members took parts in Fr Lenehan’s exposition [...]

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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.