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Order of Malta Australia

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PROJECT UPDATE – Coats for the homeless distribution network


The Order of Malta has begun distributing 2,500 coats to help protect the homeless members of our Communities. Members of the Order will be distributing the coats personally and will also work in conjunction with organisations that help the homeless. The following distribution locations have been confirmed:


      Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets

      Gorman House at St Vincent’s Hospital

      Matthew Talbot Hostel, Woolloomooloo

      Mission Australia, Parramatta

      Vinnies Van, Sydney City

      Catherine Villa, Parramatta

      Tierney House at St Vincent’s Hospital

      Anglicare,  Wollongong and Southern Highlands

      Shellharbour Hospital Emergency

      Vinnies Night Patrol, Dubbo and Canberra

      Salvation Army, Auburn

      Members of the Order ‘Street Handout’ distribution



      Eddies Van, run by St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace

      Paddy’s Van, run by St Patrick’s College

      St Vincent de Paul. Across a broad range of areas

      Rosie’s. Across a broad range of areas

      Several Catholic parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Brisbane ,South-East Queensland


      Hutt St Centre, Adelaide

      Moore St Centre, Adelaide



Distribution is handled by Members and volunteers who conduct their distribution efforts in co-operation with other organisations including:

      St Vincent de Paul Soup Vans

      Ozanam Community Centre

      St Mary’s House of Welcome

      The Salvation Army Soup Vans



      The Shopfront, Maylands


We would like to take his opportunity to thank everyone who has supported this wonderful project. Particular mention must be made of the Master Builders Foundation Queensland who have supported the project again with a $15,000 donation, The Sisters of Charity Foundation who have again contributed $10,000 to the initiative and TVSN who have made the Coats for the Homeless project their ‘Charity of Choice’ for the month of July, which includes a generous $10,000 donation.

Whilst fundraising efforts have proved to be successful, there is a growing need for  additional funding so that we can continue to grow this project to meet the demand. If you would like to make a donation to the Coats for the Homeless project you can donate online using our secure online gateway:

Alternatively you can help raise money by becoming a Coats for the Homeless Coffee Morning Host.

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.