Frequently asked questions about the DACC. If your question is not answered below, please contact us at dutchaustraliancc@gmail.com.

Where is the DACC located?

We operate State-wide 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 is a charity organisation and donors are responsible for postage or transport of items.