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Order of Malta Australia


World Day of the Poor 2021 – Assistance to the homeless in Melbourne


It was unusually cold November day in Melbourne for the fifth World Day of the Poor with a top temperature of 15 degrees celsius so members of the South Eastern region had the opportunity to do a ‘Coats for the Homeless’ run as well as extra special care packs that included flavoured milk and protein/energy bars to mark this day special.

This was the first opportunity one of our new members Michael Murphy had to participate in our homeless outreach due to covid lockdown restrictions of recent times.

“The first thing that struck me was the number of people on the street in need of help” said Michael. “There was also an overwhelming positive response and much gratitude from all those we spoke to. They were all familiar with the works of the knights and dames and appreciated our efforts to connect, listen and serve them. The Order certainly calls forth goodness in people and we were able to see this in action and that’s so important”.

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.