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Order of Malta Australia


  • 30/09/2019

    A message from our new National Hospitaller

    Pictured: Our new National Hospitaller, John Murphy, distributing the Order's Coats for the Homeless, with volunteers in Melbourne. As a group we are doing wonderful work with marginalised and isolated people in cities all around our country with various initiatives. We have the opportunity now to evaluate our current offerings, extend our most effective programs [...]

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  • 29/09/2019

    The New National Executive: A message from our newly elected President

    Pictured: Vice President, Consoeur Professor Michelle Campbell, President Confrère the Hon Justice James Douglas and National Hospitaller  Confrère John Murphy The new National Executive, successor to the Transitional Council of the Australian Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta The electoral process that commenced with the decree dated 23 May 2019 of His Most Eminent [...]

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  • 24/09/2019

    Providing emotional and spiritual support to prisoners

    The South Eastern Region is involved in a program that is operated by the Catholic Prison Ministry in Victoria. Prison Chaplains visit men and women in every prison and correctional centre in Victoria, offering emotional, spiritual and sacramental support. During prison visitation, Chaplains listen, connect, endeavour to understand and comfort people who may otherwise feel [...]

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  • 23/09/2019

    Coats for the Homeless 2020 distribution

    Pictured: Coats for the Homeless distribution team in Victoria with our Hospitaller, John Murphy As the weather across Australia starts to warm up, our Coats for the Homeless project managers are planning the 2020 distribution. To ensure the coats arrive in time for winter, the manufacturing order must be placed in the coming months. “Our [...]

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  • 10/09/2019

    Ride like a Girl – Movie Fundraisers in Adelaide and Melbourne

    As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup – horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her [...]

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  • 05/09/2019

    Malteser International prepares for Hurricane Dorian response

    Malteser International is preparing to support emergency relief measures for people affected by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. The United Nations has announced that some 70,000 people were "in immediate need of life-saving assistance" in the country, with urgent needs including food, water, shelter and medicine. Ravi Tripptrap, Executive Director of Malteser International Americas said, [...]

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  • 21/08/2019

    Lourdes Mass at the Assisi Centre

    Report by Sauro Antonelli Members of the Order know well the importance that Lourdes has for the Order and many of its members have taken part in the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. Unfortunately, many of our elderly, because of age and/or infirmity, will never have the opportunity to visit Lourdes. So, in Victoria, the Order [...]

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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.