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Order of Malta Australia


Ride like a Girl – Movie Fundraisers in Adelaide and Melbourne


As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup – horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her Dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history. Ride Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.

Members in Adelaide and Melbourne are hosting viewings of the film with proceeds going to the Charitable works of the Order of Malts. Details of each view and booking links are below.

Please support us!

Melbourne – Sunday 29th September, 2019 at 3.15pm

Time: 3.15pm – Afternoon Tea, 4.00pm – Film
Where: Lido Cinemas, Level 1, 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn


Adelaide – Sunday 10 November, 2019 at 5pm

Where: Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Road, Kensington Park South Australia 5068
Tickets: $25 (includes bubbly and light refreshments pre film) PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ADELAIDE VIEWING 

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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.