• The Maltese Welfare NSW  is holding an information morning about Fraud / Scams

    Our  Community is  being targeted, especially our elderly and we need to protect ourselves.

    Australians lost a record amount of more than $2 billion to scams in 2021, despite government, law enforcement, and the private sector disrupting more scam activity than ever before, the ACCC’s latest Targeting Scams report reveals.

    Scammers are the most opportunistic of all criminals: they pose as charities after a natural disaster, health departments during a pandemic, and love interests every day.”

    The true cost of scams is more than a dollar figure as they also cause serious emotional harm to individuals, families, and businesses.

    An estimated 55% of Australians aged 15 years and over (11.1 million) were exposed to a scam in 2020-21.

    Maltese Welfare will be holding and information morning on  Thursday 17th November see details on attached flyer.

     Please help us to inform and encourage  our Maltese Community  to attend.

    Nathalie Gatt


    Maltese Welfare NSW (Inc)


  • contact us for further information secretarymaltesewelfarensw@gmail.com


  • The Maltese Community Council of NSW is the umbrella body for Maltese associations in NSW. It was established in 1967 and ever since has been providing social, cultural, recreational and welfare support to the Maltese community.

    The Maltese Community Council of NSW is recognised by the Government of Malta as the prime advocate body for the Maltese Diaspora in NSW.

    The Maltese Community Council of NSW aims to preserve and promote Maltese identity, culture, heritage and language for all who are Maltese by birth or descent in NSW.

    Website https://www.mccnsw.org.au



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  • www:/lavalette.com.au

    Maltese Respite Services at La Valette is a community respite service that provides both centre-based and flexible care.

    Respite care supports you and your carer by giving you both a break for a short period of time. It can help give you and your carer the time and space to do things independently.

    The type of service available to you depends on your eligibility, needs and the services available in your area.


    Community respite is provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). It’s best suited if you need occasional carer support for some day-to-day tasks or activities.


    Centre-based respite care is an excellent way to stay connected and meet other people in your community, supporting everyone’s health and wellbeing. There are a great range of activities that can take place at La Valette and out in the community, including meals, entertainment, social outings, and much more. Transport to and from the centre, as well as for outings is also available.


    Flexible respite is designed to provide help and support while the carer can take a short break.


    If you’re an older person and you require support, you may be eligible for community respite.

    To see if you are eligible visit the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to get started.


    If you are a recipient of respite care through Maltese Respite Services at La Valette, a carer for somebody who does, or would like more information about our services, please contact us:

    Phone: (02) 9622 5847


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  • Welcome to My Aged Care

    If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help. www.myagedcare.gov.au

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  • On the 28th April Maltese Welfare (NSW)  organised  a well-attended  information session on the Aged Care System.

    The two speakers from Cumberland Council  Jaqueline Andres  (Service Development Co-ordinator and Andrea Hisoler (Service Development Intake Officer) explained  how the Aged Care System works and how the Services of the Council can be accessed to live independently at home. The response and questions from the audience showed the need in our community for these services. I would like to thank the attendees for their participation.

    At the end of the presentation Lawrence Buhagiar Consul General for Malta in NSW spoke briefly about new rules when one is renewing  the passport.

    I would like to thank  ”the Voice of the Maltese”, the Maltese Community Council of NSW and SBS radio for their help in promoting this information session.  I would like to  show my appreciation of the work of  the committee and members of the Maltese Welfare for their dedication to make this session such a success.   

    Nathalie Gatt

    President -Maltese Welfare NSW (Inc)

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

    Lawrence Buhagiar Maltese Consul General NSWl
    Jaqueline Andres Speaker Service Development-ordinator Cumberland Council

    Andrea Hisoler Service Development Intake Officer Cumberland Council
    Nathalie Gatt President Maltese Welfare NSW
    Frances Montesin Secretary Maltese Welfare presenting flowers to Jaqueline Andres
    L to R Maltese Welfare Committee members Frances IInnis, Elettra Brown, Frances Montesin,,Andrea Hisoler, Jaqueline Andres, Nathalie Gatt, Lawrence Buhagiar , Lawrence Gatt. Missing Lawrence and Marlene Dimech, Marisa Previtera and Sandra Grech
    Cumberland Council information number