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Order of Malta Australia


The war in Ukraine continues. So does our work.


Two years after the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the Order of Malta’s international aid agency, Malteser International, together with the Order of Malta relief organisations in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, continue to aid the Ukrainian people.

Every day, people affected by the war are confronted with new challenges. Medical care, reconstruction of destroyed homes and important infrastructure, provision of accommodation, transport of essential relief supplies and psychosocial support are just some of the needs for the people affected.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the Order of Malta has provided aid and services, constantly adapting to the situation and needs on the ground.

The need is great.

  • More than 17 million Ukrainians need humanitarian aid.
  • Over 5 million are internally displaced.
  • Almost 6 million Ukrainian refugees in European countries.

Emergency Relief

Delivery of food kits, hygiene kits and equipment such as generators and power banks, that are especially crucial in helping people meet their basic needs in winter during times of electricity blackouts.

Social mobiles are also in operation in western Ukraine to provide psychosocial care for children and young people affected by the war. These vehicles are equipped to meet the needs of children and young people and are manned by teams of psychologists and social workers.

Support for refugees

The war has triggered the largest refugee crisis since World War II. More than six million people have fled the Ukraine.

The Order of Malta is currently supporting projects in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania to support refugees. Activities include medical and psychological care at border crossings and programs to promote integration in their host countries through language courses, vocational training, legal counselling, and psychosocial support.


As the war rages on, a critical need has emerged, with some 50.000 Ukrainians forced to amputate one or more limbs. The Order of Malta is cooperating with a rehabilitation hospital and has provided prothesis and has equipped a mobile workshop to customize prothesis.

As at September 2023.
Order of Malta projects

Thank you for your interest in our projects. Please consider a donation to help us continue this work.

All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible pursuant to section 30-15 fo the Australian Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Ways to donate:
  • ONLINE – using our secure donation facility.
  • CHEQUES – payable to ‘Order of Malta’ and sent to Order of Malta, PO Box 79, Caringbah, NSW 1495
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT – Acc Name: Order of Malta, BSB 083 453, Acc: 44888 1897 (please email your receipt details to
  • TELEPHONE – call 02 9331 8477 during business hours (please note the office is closed at weekends)

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.