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Order of Malta Australia


Coats distribution underway


The Order of Malta has begun distributing 2,000 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 (detailed below):

Gorman House


Matthew Talbot Hostel

The Dish- Hornsby

Fr Chris Riley’s “Youth of the Streets”,

Sisters of Charity Health Network

Gorman House

Anglicare, Wollongong

Matthew Talbot Hostel – volunteer is hown the coat

St. Vincent de Paul, Woy Woy

Mission Australia

Jesuit Refugee Scheme

Manly Women’s Shelter

St Vincent de Paul, Gosford




Hutt St Centre, Adelaide

Moore St Centre, Adelaide

St Vincent de Paul Society, Adelaide



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

Eddie’s Van

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

OzCare (St Vincent de Paul Homeless Service)

Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care

Rosie’s Van

St Vincent de Paul, Toowoomba

Parishes withspecific homeless needs and outreach programs:

Catholic Psyvhiatric Pastoral Support

      • St Stephen’s Cathedral
      • Ipswich Parish
      • Inala Parish
      • Southport Parish
      • Woodridge Parish



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



Shopfront, Maylands

We would like to take his opportunity to thank everyone who supported this wonderful project. Particular mention must be made to the Sisters of Charity Foundation who provided a grant of $10,000 to support the project.

Planning for the 2013 Coats for the Homeless campaign is now underway and we need to raise $25,000 by December to ensure the Coats arrive in time for next winter. Please support us if you can.

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.