• Maltese Welfare NSW

    It was an honour to be present at today’s Australia Day Celebrations by the Maltese Community Council of NSW at Holroyd Centre Merrylands honouring the work of our Maltese within the community. MP’s, Mayors and Counsellors were VIP Guests.

    Happy Australia Day ????????

    Maltese Welfare NSW Committee L/R Nathalie & Lawrence Gatt, Francis Montesin, Sandra Grech
    Key note speaker Lawrence Dimech OAM, MOM
    Past Maltese Heritage Order of Australia recipients
    Musical Interlude by Natasha Tatari


  • On Sunday the 21st of January 2024, the Maltese Welfare NSW Inc joined in the #Maltese Heritage Day organised by the Maltese Community Council of NSW. Present were other groups and Associations under the umbrella of the MCC of NSW, exhibitors showing their collection of Maltese arts and crafts, there was Bizzilla, Ganutel, Agricultural equipment, a display of dolls in traditional Maltese costumes. The Maltese Concert Band NSW Inc. and the MCC Choir, Charlie Muscat and Charlie Camilleri together with Victor Il-Bukkett kept us entertained throughout the day. It was a great day for the whole family with jumping castle, facepainting, hairbraiding for the kids and plenty of traditional Maltese food for everyone. There was also the popular Carshow with a huge number of cars on show.

    We, the Maltese Welfare NSW Inc., had a huge interest by the attendees regarding the welfare services available in NSW especially for the elderly.

    For more information on how to access these services, contact Lawrence Gatt on 0404462344.

    The event was held at the Ħamrun Maltese Club Marsden Park NSW



  • Maltese Welfare NSW Committee – Christmas Greetings to all our followers and their families. Best Wishes and a Happy New Year


  • World Health Organization (WHO) has declared loneliness to be a threat to global health, finding that its mortality effects are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

    This is why Australian Red Cross programs like TeleCROSS are essential. ☎️

    TeleCROSS involves friendly volunteers making check-in calls, 365 days a year, to isolated older people. An extension of TeleCROSS, our TeleCHAT and TeleYARN programs focus on providing longer support calls, helping people feel socially included.

    In 2022/23 alone, we’ve supported 5,364 people, with a total of 216,101 hours of support.

    Red Cross services Telecross and Telechat are social connection services over the phone. If you have 1 hour a week spare you could volunteer in one of these programs and help people feel more connected to their community and make some new friendships.

    Maltese Welfare NSW has Maltese speaking volunteers working with Australian Redcross in their TeleCHAT program. Contact them for Details https://brnw.ch/TeleCROSS_

    Lawrence Gatt

    President Maltese Welfare NSW



    Established 1977

    Address: PO Box 5332, Greystanes LPO, NSW 2145

    Phone: 9631 9295 

    Website: www.maltesewelfare.com.au   

    Email: secretarymaltesewelfarensw@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.maltesewelfare.com.au

    ABN: 69 703 479 940

    The Maltese Welfare NSW Committee and friends held its Christmas Lunch last Saturday 2nd December at the Wenty Leagues Club

    It is always a pleasure to meet in a social atmosphere, we are only a small committee that for 43 years has been of service to the Maltese community in NSW.

    Follow us on Facebook to keep you informed of matters that are beneficial to you and your family.

    L/R Frances Montesin, Marie Louise Muscat, Nathalie Gatt, Lawrence Gatt, Marlene Dimech, Lawrence Dimech, Sandra Grech and Stephen Micallef


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  • Maltese Welfare NSW Inc held its annual AGM on the 26th of October 2023.

    The following is the New Committee

    Missing from picture Lawrence and Marlene Dimech

    PRESIDENT:   Lawrence Gatt

    VICE PRESIDENT:  Sandra Grech 

    SECRETARY:   Frances Montesin

    TREASURER:    Nathalie Gatt

    PUBLIC OFFICER: Lawrence Dimech OAM, MOM



    Member : Marlene Dimech

    Member : Frances Innis

    Member : Marisa Previtera

    The Maltese Welfare (NSW) started in October 1977 as a result of a workshop on social services held at Kellyville, Sydney. The original name was the Maltese Welfare Group but on incorporation, on 9th January 1995 the name was changed to Maltese Welfare (NSW) Inc.

    Maltese Welfare (NSW) is made up of first and second-generation Maltese who work in welfare-related areas or who have the welfare of the Maltese community at heart. Maltese Welfare (NSW) acts as a resource backup to other service-providers, being either Maltese associations or Australian-based agencies, in providing information, advice and referrals with respect to the Maltese community.

    The aims of the Maltese Welfare (NSW) include:

    (a) Co-ordination and cohesiveness in welfare programs

    (b) Programs for the Maltese community in NSW

    (c) Research on welfare needs of the Maltese community

    (d) Dissemination of information to the Maltese community in user-friendly and accessible form.

    Maltese Welfare (NSW) holds regular information sessions on various issues considered of relevance and urgency to the Maltese community in general. It plays an active role in highlighting various community needs and supporting the promotion of remedial measures.

      Website:  www.maltesewelfare.com.au    Email: secretarymaltesewelfarensw@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.maltesewelfare.com.au     ABN 69 703 479 940


  • A great honour for the Maltese Community Council of NSW to receive His Excellency Dr. George Vella, the Honorable Minister Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi and his wife, Sylvana accompanied by the Malta High Commissioner to Australia, Mario Farrugia Borg and Consul General of Malta in NSW, Lawrence Buhagiar, at our Headquarters in Parramatta West.

    George Vella

    Infaħħar ix-xogħol li jwettaq il-Kunsill Malti ta’ New South Wales. Imwaqqfa fl-1967, din l-organizzazzjoni bla skop ta’ qligħ tipprovdi appoġġ soċjali, kulturali u rikreattiv u assistenza soċjali lill-komunità Maltija f’NSW.

    ? I commend the work of the Maltese Community Council of NSW. Established in 1967, this non-profit organisation provides social, cultural, recreational, and welfare support to the Maltese community in New South Wales.


  • Published August 23, 2023Your Succession and Estate Planning

    Your Succession and Estate Planning

    According to a new research by Finder, more than half of Australians do not have a valid will. Estate planning is something that should be thought about and planned, sooner rather than later. Have you ever had a crisis and suddenly had to pick up the affairs of a loved one, such as your partner, parents or children? Have you tried to figure out how their banking works, how the bills are paid and where their investments are?

    There are 3 important areas to cover around Succession and Estate Planning:

    1. Prepare a Family Protection Plan – review your existing Wills and Power of Attorney and your family situation to see if there is anything you can do to protect your children and their inheritances from things like divorce and bankruptcy.
    2. Record the Information that Matters – that is, the important financial, legal and administrative details your family and advisers will need if something happens to you. For example, your super, investments, bank accounts, credit cards, bills to pay, important people & social groups in your life.
    3. Prepare a Crisis Management Plan – to guide your family through the financial complexity of the first few months after crisis. This could be a checklist of priorities and questions for the family to work through for example, ‘Day 1 – call the accountant and ask these questions, Day 2 – call the solicitor’ etc.

    The old concept of Estate Planning was, “The right money to the right people at the right time.”

    We think a better approach is, “The right money; the right information; the right documents; and the right guidance to the right people at the right time.”

    Once you have assembled this information, consider organising a family meeting and start the conversation, for example, with your adult children. Outline your 3-step crisis management plan to them. Your conversation might be along the lines of;

    • “OK, we’ve got these important legal documents – our Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship etc.”
    • “We’ve captured the key information you need to know if something happens to us.”
    • “We’ve gone and done the preparation work already, to ease the burden on you.”
    • “We’ve built a customised crisis management plan to help you work through things when the time comes.”

    To begin this process, you should seek qualified legal advice from a solicitor who ideally specialises in estate planning. Furthermore, talk to your financial planner about what process or service they could offer to assist you in building your plan – or reviewing and fine-tuning your existing one.

    You don’t need to know when something will happen to know that it will. Be prepared.

    To assist you on this journey, we have compiled an Estate Plan Document Checklist to help your family manage your estate when the time comes.

    Need more information?

    If you would like professional assistance with the preparation of your estate plan, speak with one of our expert financial adviser today.

    Go for the PDF version


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