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Queensland - Organisation

Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God (1947 - )

Care Provider, Catholic, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God (Also known as)
  • St John of God Brothers (Also known as)

The Hospitaller Order of St John of God came to Australia from Ireland in 1947 to care for people experiencing disadvantage. The Brothers began ministries in New South Wales and Victoria, and then in Christchurch, New Zealand, focusing initially on learning difficulties and intellectual disability, then on psychiatric care and child and family social services.


John of God was a Portuguese-born soldier turned health-care worker in Spain. His followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth