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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta Members receive Motorsport Awards


Confrere Derek Pingel was recently awarded Life Membership of Motorsport Australia, the highest honour one can receive in the Motorsport industry. This acknowledgement highlights Derek’s many decades of support and dedication to motorsport and its development in Australia.

Confrere Chris McMahon received the 2022 FIA Senior Official of the Year from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), which is the governing body of motorsport in the world. McMahon becomes the second Australian Steward to claim this prestigious award.

Derek reflected, “It was indeed a great honour, and it was even more exciting and meaningful to be able to be together on the night to receive these awards. Very humbling indeed for both of us”.

Derek serves as the National Coordinator of the Order of Malta’s Coats for the Homeless project. Chris volunteers through the Order in serving people in need through the Emmanuel City Mission homeless sanctuary in Brisbane.

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.