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Order of Malta Australia


Sydney CBD Community Care Van


The Order of Malta Community Care Van volunteers visit locations around Sydney CBD frequented by the homeless to distribute essential  items to the homeless . The activity runs year round and items distributed include hygiene packs and seasonal items (Coats for the Homeless and socks in winter and water and sun protection items in summer).

Volunteers meet at St Vincent’s hospital in Darlinghurst and drive the van to locations where they undertake the distribution and interact with the people they serve. Locations include, but are not limited to; Woolloomooloo (near Matt Talbot Hostel), Central Station and Martin Place.

Interested in this volunteering opportunity?

Please register an Expression of Interest using our Volunteer Enquiry Form

Frequency of service:

– Every Monday and Thursday, 5.15 – 6.45pm (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

– Regular driving license preferred but not essential, however volunteers without a driving licence can only be rostered if another volunteer on shift is able to drive.


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.