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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta’s 48th association established in Hong Kong, third in Asia


After establishing its Singapore association in 2006, the Order of Malta has continued to increase its presence in the Asian continent. On 17 October last, the Sovereign Council approved the creation of the Hong Kong association. This is the Order of Malta’s 48th national association worldwide, the third in Asia after Singapore and Philippines, this latter being founded in 1957.The new association has 23 members, of whom 15 are knights and 8 dames. The President is Denis Chang, Knight of Magistral Grace. A chancellor, hospitaller and treasurer have also been appointed.In Hong Kong, the Order of Malta manages various programmes for families living below the poverty line and cooperates with other local associations in assisting children with special educational needs.
The upcoming Asia Pacific conference, to be held in Manila, in the Philippines, from 14 to 18 November next, is another demonstration of the Order of Malta’s growing commitment in Asia. The eighth edition of the conference – held every year in a different country in Asia or in Australia with some 50 delegates from the two continents participating – has the aim of strengthening synergies and cooperation. Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager and Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel will be attending.

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.