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Order of Malta Australia


Community Care Van – Sydney


The Sydney Community Care Van currently runs on Monday and Thursday nights. Each service starts at 5pm and volunteers meet at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst. The service finishes at 7pm back at the hospital.

Volunteers and a nurse from St Vincent’s visit areas in the city frequented by rough sleepers. Volunteers drive the van and distribute seasonal items (coats, sunscreen, water, hygiene packs) and the nurse offers healthcare. Non-drivers are welcome to also volunteer but will need to be rostered with a volunteer driver.

Homeless individuals have more health problems and more severe outcomes from health issues than the general population. This volunteer initiative provides much needed support and protection to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of the community.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING please complete our Volunteer Information form, which will collect the following information:

  • A copy of your Drivers licence (non-drivers are welcome to attend service but only if a driver is rostered on that night)
  • A contact mobile number and home address
  • An emergency contact name and number

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.