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  • 27/09/2012

    Coats for the Homeless are 'literally a life saver' – Messages of thanks

    As Members around the country continue the Coats 2012 distribution effort, we share the stories and feedback from those who help distribute the coats to Australia’s homeless:   “Firstly could you please pass on our sincere thanks to all the members of the Knights of Malta for providing the Homeless Jackets for our visitors who […]

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  • 27/09/2012

    Volunteer profile – Gorman House Detoxification Unit

      Since 2005, through a partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital, the NSW branch of the Order of Malta, has been supporting Gorman House in Sydney. If it were not for the NSW Branch’s financial assistance Gorman House would have been unable to continue functioning 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The branch also […]

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  • 05/09/2012

    Upcoming Lourdes Day Mass Celebrations

    In the first weekend of May every year, Members of the Order from all over the world travel to Lourdes to accompany the sick and disabled to pray and bathe in the holy waters. Because the journey to France is often arduous and expensive many Australians are unable to make the pilgrimage. Consequently, Members of […]

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  • 29/08/2012

    NSW Parliament recognise achievements and contributions of the Order

      On Thursday, 29 March 2012, the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament formally agreed a motion acknowledging the remarkable achievements and contributions of the Order of Malta to the poor and sick, regardless of race or religion. The motion warmly recognized the Order’s ongoing work world-wide and particularly “the many significant contributions being made […]

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  • 29/08/2012

    Lourdes 2012 Pilgrimage – volunteer profile

    In the first weekend of May every year, Members and volunteers from all over the world travel to Lourdes to accompany the sick and disabled to pray and bathe in the holy waters. Olivia Meese, a member of the Australian delegation, shares her experience.

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  • 29/08/2012

    Australian Association's Hospitaller honoured with papal knighthood

    Congratulations  to our Hospitaller, Dr Ian Marshall AE, on whom His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has conferred the honour of a papal knighthood by creating him a Knight Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great.   Dr Marshall’s role of Hospitaller is responsible for Order’s charitable and humanitarian works in […]

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  • 29/08/2012

    Repairs to Timor-Leste Ambulances

    The work of the Australian Associations Timor-Leste ambulance service rehabilitation continues. Thanks to the generous support of KIA, a mechanic will shortly be travelling to Timor-Leste to assist in the repairs and salvage of the inoperable ambulances and train two local mechanics to service the vehicles going forward. The Order of Malta would like to […]

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  • 01/08/2012

    Coats distribution underway

    [caption id="attachment_245" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Left to right) Knights from the Order of Malta, Ben Franklin and David Hall, Gorman House Manager Charlie Lay (holding one of the Homeless Coats) and Fundraising Committee Member Roger McGrath[/caption]

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  • 01/08/2012

    Visit of the Grand Master, His Highness Frá Matthew Festing

    On the 20th May, Frá Matthew Festing became the first Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to visit Australia. During his 6 day visit, the Grand Master travelled to WA, VIC, ACT and NSW, visiting the works of the Order, Heads of State and Members across Australia.    

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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.