The Centre was established in 1983 by the Federation of Dutch Associations and formed as a company limited by guarantee in 1984.

The Centre was formed to establish a central organization with the following two main aims:

  • To preserve the rich history of Dutch contact with, and immigration to, Australia;
  • To set up a resources facility for anyone wanting information regarding the Netherlands, its people and their traditions.

The Dutch Cultural History Hub

Dutch Artefacts

Dutch Artefacts

We host a large number of typically Dutch memorabilia. The “piece de resistance” is the large maquette of a small historic section of Amsterdam around the Single canal produced professionally by the late carpenter Bram van Twist, a gift to the DACC.

Dutch Culture in Australia

Dutch Culture in Australia

Dutch Cultural History exhibitions

Dutch Maritime History in Australia

Dutch Maritime History in Australia

The Dutch were 350 years in Indonesia, which achieved independence in 1949. In 1602 the Vereenigde Oost Indische Company( VOC ) was formed to start the spice trade which the Portuguese had maintained for 100 years already.

Dutch Migration history to Australia

Dutch Migration history to Australia

Migration history

Dutch Military and Political History in Australia

Dutch Military and Political History in Australia

The history of the WWII is reflected in the role of the Dutch as the “Fourth Ally” in the South Pacific and the formation of the Dutch East Indies Government in exile in Australia, soon after the surrender of the Dutch colony to the Japanese. This brought an influx of perhaps as much 20,000 people from Dutch East Indies.

History of Dutch businesses in Australia

History of Dutch businesses in Australia

One of the first Dutch business people on record is Guillaume Daniel Delprat CBE in Broken Hill. He was a metallurgist, mining engineer, and businessman. He was a developer of the froth flotation process for separating minerals