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Order of Malta Australia

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This Christmas please consider a gift to the homeless


As we approach the end of 2022 and start preparations for Christmas, I want to write to you to thank you for your support of the activities of the Order of Malta.

This year our projects have made a huge difference to some of the most vulnerable people in our community and 2022 has seen our charitable activities help more disadvantaged individuals than ever. My sincerest appreciation goes to our donors, volunteers and Members who have made this possible.

In 2022, in addition to continuing our longstanding projects committed to assisting the homeless across Australia, we achieved some particular milestones that I would like to recognise:

  • We hosted two Camps for Disabled Youth
  • Initiated two new projects to provide additional services at Palliative Care facilities
  • Embarked on a national partnership with Australian Catholic University to provide hands on assistance to disadvantaged communities
  • Provided emergency provisions to Tonga following the earthquake at the beginning of the year
  • Aid to those impacted by the war in the Ukraine


Whilst we have made some fantastic achievements there is still much work that needs to be done.

2023 will be equally as challenging. With the cost of living increasing, we expect the demand for our services to also grow. The Order of Malta must not only sustain our existing projects, but will launch additional activities to further assist the needs of the growing homeless and disadvantaged in our communities.

To help us meet this challenge, I am asking for you to consider including a gift to the homeless on your Christmas list.

With your support, in 2023 we will be aiming to provide the homeless Australians with:


This Christmas we ask that you consider a donation to help us continue our work.

  • $100 could fund 20 hygiene packs for distribution to the homeless and disadvantaged
  • $200 could provide coats for six people sleeping rough next winter
  • $500 could provide 50 nutritious meals to the homeless, disadvantaged and lonely


Please note that gifts of $2 and more are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.

Please give what you can.

Finally, let me please take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy and holy Christmas.

Yours sincerely

John Murphy

National Hospitaller 

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.