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Order of Malta Australia


  • 11/04/2022

    Shipment of aid sent to Tonga to assist disaster victims

    Photos courtesy of Giovanni Portelli /  The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney In January the world was stunned by a volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami in Tonga that devastated the islands, leaving homes and livelihoods destroyed. Immediate aid became difficult. The small island nation was all but cut off from the outside world as damaged fibre-optic cables [...]

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  • 07/04/2022

    Helping Youth understand the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Ahead of Easter, members of the Order of Malta in Darwin have donated over 50 copies of YouCat for kids, for distribution through the Diocese office. YouCat, short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, is a publication that aims to be an aid for youth (and parents) to better understand the Catechism of the [...]

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  • 30/03/2022

    RECRUITING: Volunteer Support Coordinator, Mercy Health

    Mercy Palliative Care Fixed Term Full Time ABOUT THE ROLE: Summary of the role: Join Mercy's friendly team and provider of palliative care services in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Their aim is to maximise the quality of life of our patients by the provision of high standard palliative care in the community. Based in [...]

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  • 28/03/2022

    Order of Malta Hospitallers gather near Rome to discuss main goals and challenges

    The 28th Hospitaller Conference opened of Friday 25 March 20222 in Sacrofano, a few kilometres from Rome. Some 100 participants including national association’s hospitallers and representatives of the Order of Malta’s many relief and volunteers corps attended, including  Australian Hospitaller, Conf. John Murphy. The conference is the first to take place since the Covid pandemic [...]

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  • 21/03/2022

    Ukraine update: Order of Malta network supports refugees

    Pictured: At the Lviv train station and at the borders, up to 1,000 hot meals are served by Malteser aid workers each day. Photo: Taras Gipp / Malteser Urkraine   To everyone who has donated to the Ukrainian aid appeal – thank you. The Australian Association has raised over $80,000 to support the relief effort and the latest [...]

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  • 21/03/2022

    Feeding the homeless and disadvantaged in the Northern Territory

    Each month, Order of Malta members and volunteers in the Northern Territory meet to prepare and serve food to the disadvantaged and homeless. The meals are delivered to several areas around Darwin City where mainly Indigenous families and community groups tend to congregate on grass, under trees and near commercial centres providing shelter from the [...]

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  • 16/03/2022

    Conf. Danny Higgins takes the Promise of Obedience

    Yesterday, 22 members of the Order of Malta came together with family and guests at St Benedict’s, East Brisbane to join North Eastern Regional Hospitaller, Conf Danny Higgins take the Promise of Obedience. At present, 40 Australian Association members have taken their Promise of Obedience with a further eight in their Year of Probation (including [...]

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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.