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Order of Malta Australia


Parramatta Community Care Van


The Order of Malta Community Care Van in Parramatta is an arm of the Order of Malta’s homeless outreach. Volunteers distribute custom designed waterproof Coats for the Homeless (winter), sun protection items (summer), water and hygiene packs. A first aid kit is also available if trained volunteers are on duty.

The Community Care Van is located at St Patricks Cathedral. Volunteers meet at the van and organise the various items for distribution into carts. We begin our works in Alfred Park (across the road from St Patricks Cathedral) and then walk down Church Street to Parramatta Train Station and then make our way back to St Patricks Cathedral. Besides the distribution of items, we also take time to have conversations with the homeless.

Interested in this volunteering opportunity?

Please register an Expression of Interest using our Volunteer Enquiry Form

Frequency of service:

– Every Monday, 5.30 – 7.30pm (rostered volunteers only, no ‘walk-ins’ please).


Volunteer requirements: 

– Minimum 18 years of age

– Working With Children Check

– Police Check

– Signed Safeguarding Code Of Conduct


Other information: 

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Volunteers will be provided with tabards to wear and identify as Order of Malta volunteers.

Volunteers Policy

Safeguarding Policies


The running costs of the Order of Malta Community Care Vans and the items distributed are funded entirely by donations.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to support the work of the Community Care Vans.

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.