The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre Ltd (DACC) was established in 1983 by the Federation of Dutch Associations and formed as a company limited by guarantee in 1984.

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

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

Free Membership

Becoming a member is not just a formality; it is a tangible demonstration of your commitment to the DACC. Your membership provides us with the crucial backing we need and enhances our credibility when engaging with various authorities. In fact, we’re excited to share that we recently secured a $5000 grant from the Dutch Government, and your membership support plays a significant role in such achievements.

By joining DACC, you gain more than just the satisfaction of contributing to a worthy cause. You also receive the privilege of participating in our Annual General Meeting (AGM), where you can exercise your right to vote.

Your support is instrumental in preserving and promoting Dutch-Australian culture, and we warmly invite you to become a member today. Join us as we continue to celebrate and share our rich cultural heritage.

To become a member or renew your membership, please complete the DACC membership form: DACC Membership form 2023-2024_2 (it’s free!).

Thank you for your support of the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre Ltd.

DACC – FAQ

Where is the DACC located?

We operate across most of Australia and in the Netherlands. We are headquartered in Abel Tasman Village, 222 Waldron Road, Chester Hill NSW.

Can I visit the DACC?

Currently, visits to the Library and Archive are by special appointment only and must be arranged in advance. To make an appointment, please contact us at dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com.

How can I contact the DACC?

You can send us an email at dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook.

How can I stay up to date with the DACC’s activities?

You can subscribe to our free-e newsletter (see our ‘subscribe box’ on our website homepage) and follow us on Facebook for news and events. You can also become a member – it’s free!

Can I become a member?

Yes! Simply fill out the membership form and send it to us:

Membership is free.

Can I visit the Library or Archive?

Currently, visits to the Library and Archive are by special appointment only and must be arranged in advance. To make an appointment, please contact us at dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com.

Please note: the Library is a reference library – it is not possible to loan books. Books must be consulted in-person.

Financial donations

We depend on donations, so any financial contribution is welcome. Also consider mentioning us in your will. For donations you can use the membership form.  Other questions please send us an email dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com

Can I donate to the DACC’s Library or Archive?

Yes! Donations are very much welcomed. Items with a Dutch-Australian connection are particularly welcome. If you would like to donate to our Library or Archive, the following guidelines may be of help:

To donate to the Library:

Please email dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com with the following details:

  • Number of books
  • Book details: title, author, year published, publisher, subject
  • Condition of book
  • Photos of the books are appreciated but not required.

Examples of past donations to the Library: autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, travel diaries, emigration scrapbooks, government reports, children’s literature, novels.

To donate to the Archive:

Please email dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com with the following details:

  • Description of item(s)
  • Photos of the item(s)
  • Condition of item (is it fragile? Heavy? Does it have particular storage or care requirements?)
  • If donating artwork or similar, please include details of the artist/creator, year created, title (if applicable), material used, place created.

Examples of past donations to the Archive: documents relating to Dutch Australian organisations (e.g. newsletters), photographs, memorabilia, artwork, artefacts, maps, ephemera.

Please note: The DACC a charity organisation and donors are responsible for postage or transport of items.

History of the DACC by Theo ten Brummelaar

DACC ASIC Regsitration