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Sinterklaas – Online from Sydney 4-12-21

QUT Award for Dutch-Aboriginal Author Ellen van Neerven

Dan van Holst Pellekaan appointed as Deputy Premier of South Australia

Lost footage of Friday on My Mind – Easybeats founded by Dutch boys

Abel Tasman Map restored at NSW State Library

Dutch cycling spectacle in orange hits Brisbane – will become an annual event

Dutchlink Golf Day: Wakehurst Golf Club Sydney 3-12-2021

30 Anniversary Prins Willem Alexander Village Brisbane

Scheepswrak ‘Batavia’ onthult geheimen van 17de-eeuwse scheepsbouw.

Willem Paling and the villas ‘Woerden’ and ‘The Lodge’ in Stanmore, Sydney.


The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre was established in 1983 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 information regarding the Netherlands, its people and their traditions.

The DACC has its offices and meeting rooms in the Abel Tasman Village, Chester Hill, NSW .

The current Board of DACC, of five members, is detailed on the Contact page. We welcome more members or volunteers to become involved in the research, collection and preservation of our collection and in making it accessible to as many people in Australia as possible.

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The Dutch Cultural History Hub

Dutch Artefacts

Dutch Artefacts

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre hosts a large quantity of Dutch memorabilia. The collection is currently located at the Abel Tasman Village. The organisation also hosts an extensive book library.

Dutch Culture in Australia

Dutch Culture in Australia

There is a rich Dutch cultural heritage in Australia thanks to the over 250,000 immigrants who came to Australia over the years. They formed dutch clubs, retirement villages, sporting clubs and churches.

Dutch History in Australia

Dutch History in Australia

In 1602 the Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie (VOC, English: Dutch East India Company) was formed, the first international corporation. Their journeys brought them in contact with Australia. The Dutch-Australian relationship started over 400 years ago. The next chapter began during WWII when Australia hosted the Netherlands East Indies Government-in-Exile. Following the war large numbers of Dutch people migrated to Australia contributing to Australia’s multiculturalism and economic development. More recently new political and military relationships between the two countries have been established.

History of Dutch Businesses in Australia

History of Dutch Businesses in Australia

Already during the convict period Dutch companies and ships provided their services to the British colony. Australia and the Netherlands were neighbours in relation to the Netherlands East indies. Since the 1930s aviation was added to the mix. Globalisation saw many Dutch corporations opening their offices in Australia and the Netherlands became one of the major investors in the country. On a smaller scale Dutch retail shops started to emerge with the arrival of the immigrants.