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Order of Malta Australia


Community Palliative Care – Melbourne CBD, Inner West and Western Suburbs


The Order of Malta supports the training and provision of volunteers for palliative care services at Mercy Palliative Care to ensure compassionate care is available to all who need it at this most vulnerable time.

Our volunteers are an important part of a diverse team, which aims to provide the best possible person-centred care and support for our patients, their families and friends.

Prospective volunteers bring their own skills and experiences to the role.

Activities might include:

– support to enable the carer to have a break

– companionship for the patient

– bereavement support for carers

– legacy work (such as transcribing a patient’s life story or writing to family)

– equipment delivery/collection

– administrative support for the Mercy Palliative Care team.


Interested in this volunteering opportunity?

Please register an Expression of Interest using our Volunteer Enquiry Form


Frequency of service:

– Opportunities exist for one off and weekly activities.


Volunteer requirements: 

– Mercy Palliative Care provides initial orientation and ongoing, specialised training and support.

– Volunteers must comply with current, COVID-safe protocols.

–  Police check

– Signed Safeguarding Code Of Conduct


Other information: 

– Casual dress.

– Volunteers Policy

– Safeguarding Policies

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.