CDMA Wollongong
Juliana Village
Klaverjas Federation
Rembrandt Club
Abel Tasman Village

Catholic Dutch Migrant Association in Sydney

( C.D.M.A.) A charitable organisation, providing support to members of the Dutch community, in need, through visits to the sick and elderly and persons in prison. The Committee meets once a month.

The C.D.M.A. supports Dutch priests engaged in work for the Dutch community. The association publishes a bimonthly magazine "Het Kompas" in Dutch and English for their members. BACK

President: Mr P. Hamer

INSTUIF GROUPS: (Get-togethers, e.g., coffee mornings):


Blacktown, Braemar, Central Coast, Fennels Bay, Marmon Point, Mac Arthur, Sutherland, Warringah, Wollongong, Berkeley, Penrith, Shell Harbour.

For details contact Federation screctary,

Mr P. Hamer

Catholic Dutch Migrant Association Wollongong

Like its Sydney sister organisation members of the C.D.M.A., in Wollongong are involved in visiting Dutch-born migrants in need of support.

The South Coast & Tablelands Kompas is a monthly publication, informing members about dates of Dutch masses, social events and publishes a series of religious articles.

The committee meets every month.

There is a close connection with Instuif Groups, the D.A.S.I. club and great support for the annual Combined Christmas Celebration.

N.S.W. Klaverjas Federation

Affiliated Klaverjas Clubs are: Ace of Hearts-Blacktown; (GIOS)-Hornsby; RSL-Neerlandia - ONS KENT ONS (Central Coast)- Rembrandt-Sutherland (SKC) -Wollongong (DASI).

Each club plays a weekly game of klaverjas on different days. During the year, Klaverjas tournaments are held at DASI, Woonona- Hornsby RSL, Neerlandia - Rembrandt.

Through the Hornsby RSL Klaverjas Club, social events are organised, such as a coach toour, Melbourne Cup Day, BBQs and Christmas Dinner.


Dutch Australian Cultural Centre The centre aims to preserve the history of the migration to Australia from the Netherlands and its colonies. It promotes better awareness of the role of the Dutch residents in Australia.

It organises occasional exhibitions, lectures/seminars; maintains a reference library and archives of worthwhile documents.

The D.A.C.C. is associated with other European cultural groups.

Queen Wilhelmina D. A. Benevolent Fund

The objects of the fund are to advance the welfare of members of the Dutch community, with particular regard to aged persons or others depending on financial assistance through no fault of their own.

The fund gives support to the various welfare committees, Instuif groups and the annual "Holiday for Seniors", organised by a sucommittee of the federation.


Dutch Australian Society, Illawarra The D.A.S.I. clubhouse, including Dutch shop, is located at 469-471 Princes Highway, Woonona NSW 2517 Tel: 4284 9277 Opening Hours: Thursday from 10 a.m., - 12 noon. Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Every second Wednesday (Pension Day), as well as an hour before an entertainment day/night.

S.V.D.O. (Societeit Voor De Ouderen), cards Monday p.m.,from 12.

Billiards: Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.. Thursday 9:30-1 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..

D.A. Pro Musica Choir: Rehearsals Friday 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m., Legacy Hall, Market Street, Wollongong.

Rembrandt Dutch Club

Located at 87 Dunheved Circuit, St Marys NSW 2760. Ph: (02) 9623 2569.

The club is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m. and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. till late.

Every month the club organises a dance and / or dinner night.

The annual Dutch Festival, with typical Dutch food and entertainment, attracts many visitors.

The club's shop stocks a large variety of Dutch products.



Dutch Australian Society Neerlandia

Corner Bantry Bay Road and Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 Ph: 9452-5014.

Club and shop open every Sunday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m..

Sunday dinner and light lunches are on the menu.

The shop has a large assortment of Dutch products.

Festivities, organised during the year, include: Mothers Day, Eurofest, Melbourne Cup, St Nicholas Day for children, Christmas Carols with Dutch Choir and Christmas Dinner.

Dutch/Australian Society "CONCORDIA" Newcastle & District

Concordia does not own a clubhouse but is active by having video afternoons at least four times a year. These are usually held in the Cardiff R.S.L. or the Workers Club.

St Nicholas Day is one of the highlights of the year, for Dutch-born parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, who bring their off-spring along.

The Dutch Choir, "The Twilight Singers", is associated with Concordia.

The club is also in close contact with Instuif Groups, in the Central Coast and Newcastle areas and has connections with the Dutch Radio programs, broadcasted, in the Newcastle area, on 103.7 FM.


Dutch Folkdancing Group

The Dutch Folk Dancing Group consists, at this stage, of about 16 active performing members. The group performs by invitation at multicultural festivals, social functions and/ or for entertainment at commercial gatherings and seminars.

The performers wear mainly the traditional old Volendam dress which is supplied by the club.

The group normally meets on Tuesday evenings, in the Rowland Hassell school hall for rehearsal. Email. BACK

Abel Tasman Village Association.

222 Waldron Road, Chester Hill N.S.W. (02) 9645 3388

Situated in a thriving shopping, medical and business centre, the village has 14 self-care and 50 hostel units and was built to care for the elderly Dutch and/or persons from the former Dutch East Indies.


Netherlands Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association NSW Branch

Formed in October 1969, "NESWA"promotes the interests and welfare of its members. All persons who served in the Dutch defence forces may join.


"In March 1606 the Duyfken, a small ship owned by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), that had been sent out to explore the unknown waters south of New Guinea, chanced upon unknown territory. The continent that captain Willem Jansz had “found”, was Australia." -- MORE HERE

Netherlands Society in the Sutherland Shire

Also known as: "De Nederlandse Vereniging in Sutherland Shire".

The club was established in 1954 and is mainly a social club.

Postal address is: Juliana Village, 58 Miranda Road, Miranda NSW 2228

Dutchlink Limited, a "not for profit" organisation, aims to facilitate the information flow between the Dutchlink members on business, cultural, social and governmental issues in order to create more awareness about these issues. Primary aim is to inform everyone, via this website, on all Dutch happenings in Australia. BACK


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