- Dutch News on SBS
- Dutch Language Classes
- Sing in Dutch
- Info from the Dutch Government
- 2016 Census regarding Dutch Speakers
1. Dutch News on SBS World Watch (Ch 35) - Daily at 12:30 pm and on Dutch News on SBS on Demand (via satellite from BVN, in Dutch, no subtitles).
2. Dutch Language Classes
There are a number of Dutch languages classes in Melbourne. In summary:
- The Victorian School of Languages offers Dutch languages classes as part of the VELS (year1-10) and VCE (year11-12) curriculum. Classes are taught on Saturday morning at the Box Hill campus.
- The Centre for Adult Education in Flinders Lane, Melbourne used to offer Dutch evening classes at three levels during the week. These classes are aimed at adults of all ages.
- Dutch for Beginners online, see: www.facebook.com/LearnToSpeakDutchOnline:
- For young children there are various playgroup and classes (see also links):
- De Leesplank (Brighton)
- De Pelikaan (Newport)
- Dutch Playgroup Melbourne (Port Melbourne)
What: Dutch Choir
Email for enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Special Info from the Dutch Government
- Consulate in Sydney - Contacts
- Dutch Nationality Certificate (Feb 2018)
- AOW Age Eligibility (Nov 2017)
- Voting from Abroad (In Dutch)
- Maritime Heritage Agreement (Sept 2017)
- Emergency Passports
- Passport Renewals in Australia
Some noteworthy results from the 2021 census for Dutch speaking people in Australia:
- There are 27,784 Dutch Speakers in Australia.
- Median Age: 50-54 (compared to 35-39 in Australia overall).
- 41.8% own their own home outright and 26.6% own a home with a mortgage.
- 57.6% consist of a family with 2 people, 17.9% with 3 people, 17.6% with 4 people and 6.9% with 5 or more people.
- The most numerous jobs held are in sales, age care and nursing. However, jobs are well spread across all categories with university and management jobs well above the Australian average.
- Manly and Mosman in NSW have the biggest concentration of Dutch people, followed by Berwick and Pakenham in Victoria.