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  • 06/02/2024

    Congratulations to our members

    The Order of Malta would like to recognise two members following announcements in January. Dr. Margaret O'Donnell, a member from Melbourne, was recognised in the Australia Day Honours and awarded 'Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)' for her service to education and the community. A well deserved award for her tireless work and commitment. [...]

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  • 06/02/2024

    Preparations underway for Lourdes Masses in Melbourne

    Yesterday, 16 Order of Malta volunteers assembled 2,100 gifts packs, containing Lourdes water, rosary beads and prayer material, for those who will be attending our Lourdes Masses in Melbourne throughout the year. In additional to the annual Mass held each February at St Patrick's Cathedral, members of the Order in the region also organise Massses [...]

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  • 06/02/2024

    Antony J. Macken AM GCM KCOM (Poland) – Requiescat in pace

    Pictured: Confrère Tony Macken and his wife Rosalie at the 2017 National Assembly formal dinner at Customs House Brisbane. It is with much sadness that we share the news that Confrere Antony J. Macken, former President of the Australian Association, died on 20th January 2024. Tony joined the Order in 1997 and amongst his many [...]

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  • 01/02/2024

    February 2024 Newsletter is now available!

    Our latest newsletter is now available! Download a copy of our February 2024 Newsletter. If you wish to be added to our distribution list, please register your details using our online form. Want to read the stories online? Visit our News Area. Visit our online store, make a donation or enquire about volunteering. Tweet

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  • 29/01/2024

    Memorial Rosary for Confrère Antony ‘Tony’ J. Macken AM KGCMG(Ob) GCM KCOM

    On 25th January 2024, Order of Malta members and friends shared an online Rosary for the Repose of the Soul of Confrère Antony 'Tony' J. Macken AM KGCMG(Ob) GCM KCOM, Former President of the Australian Association. Former President Confrère Jim Dominguez KCSG CBE AM KGCMG(Ob) GOM shared a brief Eulogy honouring his dear friend’s exemplary legacy [...]

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  • 18/01/2024

    Holy Family Hospital stands ready to care for newborns and mothers despite the war

    Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem is located 1,500 steps from the birthplace of Christ. It is a state-of-the-art maternity and neonatal critical care centre serving poor and at-risk women, infants, and children throughout the region. It serves without regard to religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. The running costs of the hospital are heavily subsidised by [...]

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  • 18/01/2024

    Order of Malta’s flag flies into space with “Axiom 3” mission

    The productive collaboration between the Order of Malta and the Ministry of Defence of the Italian Republic is also to be seen in the aerospace sector, with an initiative involving the Order’s flag with the eight-pointed white cross flying beyond the earth’s borders. In December, on behalf of the Order of Malta’s government, the Receiver […]

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  • 05/01/2024

    Celebrating Christmas by being of service to others

    On the Wednesday before Christmas Order of Malta volunteers, Maria and Maddie, prepared a Christmas feast for our guests at the Community Care Kitchen in Bondi. On the menu was tempura prawns, cherries and roast Turkey. They even set out Christmas crackers for our guests. The kicthen continues to go from strength to strength with [...]

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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.