Joe Mallia

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Joe Mallia (1923) was a Mayor of the City of Broadmeadows in Victoria, Australia.

Early life & migration

Joe was born in Vittoriosa, Malta on 16th September, 1923, the eldest of four children. He worked as an electrician at H.M. Dockyard.

He migrated to Australia in 1959 on board the Greek ship Queen Frederica and eventually settled in Fawkner. He attended RMIT to attain his electrical licence and worked for May Oatway Fire Alarms for 30 years, working his way up from electrical mechanic to chief estimator/sales engineer.

Broadmeadows City Council

In 1983 he was elected as member for Broadmeadows Council, and was elected Mayor in 1986 and again in 1990. He remained on the Council for 12 years until the councils were amalgamated in 1994.

He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1980. He was awarded a Federation Medal in 2004 for his work in the community.

Joe is married to Enrichetta Aquilina and they have two children, Moira and David.