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Order of Malta Australia


Parramatta Community Care Van is now operational!


Since 2015 the Order of Malta Community Care Van been operating in Sydney, bringing medical care and essential goods to homeless people in the Archdiocese.

A second Order of Malta Community Care Van has now started operation in Parramatta Diocese, NSW on a Monday evening with a second weekly service anticipated to commence shortly.

The Parramatta Community Care Van is recruiting volunteers with full, unrestricted driving licences and medical, nursing or paramedical knowledge to help run the service.

“Nurses can make a huge difference to the homeless,” said Regional Hospitaller Mark Boffa. “They take blood pressure readings, bandage wounds and injuries, and have people in critical condition be admitted to emergency wards who might otherwise not be taken seriously.”

Volunteer drivers accompany the medical professional and also help by distributing goods and connecting the homeless to available services. Goods distributed include dental health kits, water, hygiene and women’s sanitary products, hats, sunscreen and the Order’s “Coats for the Homeless”.

“Our hope is that we will establish further Community Care Vans throughout NSW and ACT” explains Mark. “Our biggest obstacle is finding the funding for the set-up costs, including the vans themselves”.


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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.