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Order of Malta Australia


Parramatta Community Care Van


Following the success of our Sydney Community Care Van another van has started operation in Parramatta on a Monday evening between 6pm – 7.30pm. In addition to this a second weekly service will commence operation in the coming months.

Volunteers distribute Coats for the Homeless in winter, sun protection in summer and water and hygiene packs year round to those on the streets. We are also seeking medical professionals willing to offer their services to provide healthcare and advice to the homeless.

Homeless individuals have more health problems and more severe outcomes from health issues than the general population. This mobile initiative provides much needed support and protection to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of the community.

The Community Care Van is funded entirely by donations and staffed by volunteers. There are lots of ways you can support this initiative:


Complete our Volunteer Enquiry Form



Donations to the Community Care Van Project can be made using our secure PayPal online donation facility.

Gifts of $2 and more are tax deductible.


We welcome donations of the following items:

 Tooth brushes
Travel/hotel size soaps, body wash and shampoo
Sanitary pads

Winter hats**
Please note items marked with ** do not need to be new, only ‘serviceable’

Complete our Donating Items form so we can update you of upcoming drop off locations close to you.

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.