Tim would like to move from the Netherlands to Australia – can anyone help?

Hi members of the Dutch Australian website, last February i had holidays in Noosa at the house of a dear friend for a month and have seen the nice life in Australia and i decided to leave Holland and start a new life in Australia and did the search for the possible Visa.

I had contact with the London Embassy and they told me there might be just 1 Visa (187) because i am 60 years of age and other Visa are only till 50 years. I have 30 years of experience in Restaurant business as owner and employee and last 4 years as project leader for digitization (paper into PC files).

I like to work again in a Restaurant but for this Visa i see that i need an invitation from an Employer. My plan is working in Noosa and was wondering if one of you has connections there for Restaurant or Digitization jobs and information about possible Visa?…..Best Regards from Tim. timterbals@live.nl

You can also find Tim on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timterbals


Dutch TV Season 9

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Dutch TV is a weekly television program on community TV Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong (Australia) and Foxtel Aurora. (Australia wide) that has been broadcasting for 4 years.  The program is about Dutch people living in Australia and is presented mostly in Dutch with English subtitles so that it can connect to everyone who has a link with the Netherlands. It covers topics such as Dutch culture in Australia, shared heritage and new topics from Holland.  Created by Carole Overmaat, it’s also available to watch on YouTube.  Highly recommend!

This website has run previous articles on Dutch TV before here:

Season 9 runs from 28 February – 8 June 2016.  You can see an overview of the episodes on the Dutch TV website here: http://www.dutchtvonline.com/Dutch_TV/new_season.html

Like what you see?  You can support Dutch TV here: http://www.dutchtvonline.com/Dutch_TV/Support_the_program.html


Information Day in The Hague – Doing Business in Australia

For any Dutch Entrepreneurs interested in doing business in Australia, this upcoming information day in The Hague is the place to be.

Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Service for Entrepreneurs in The Netherlands, it’s a free event on Thursday 7th April from 12.30pm until 5.15pm and has an interesting line of of important speakers including the Australian Ambassador in the Netherlands Dr. Brett Mason.

It’s promoted in Dutch and aimed at the Dutch but I believe at least some of the presentations will be in English.

There is also an economic trade mission travelling to Australia from 31st October – 9th November 2016.

Full details and registration here: http://www.rvo.nl/actueel/evenementen/informatiedag-doing-business-australia (with a short extract in Dutch below)


Informatiedag Doing Business in Australia

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Voor ondernemers die zaken (willen gaan) doen in Australië organiseert het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BZ) en Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl) Doing Business in Australia. De bijeenkomst vindt 7 april plaats bij BZ.

Deze bijeenkomst laat het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven, met name het mkb, zien welke mogelijkheden en kansen er zijn om zaken te doen in Australië. Het evenement richt zich onder andere op de sectoren Agri & Food, Tuinbouw en Uitgangsmaterialen, Logistiek, Water en Creative Industries.

Het evenement gaat vooraf aan de economische missie naar Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland. De handelsmissie staat gepland voor 31 oktober t/m 9 november 2016.



Dutch TV Online

Have you discovered the Dutch TV YouTube channel yet?  https://www.youtube.com/user/Dutchtvonline/videos

Or visit the website: http://www.dutchtvonline.com/Dutch_TV/Welcome.html

Dutch TV was started by Carole Overmaat – you can read her profile here:


It’s a a weekly television program aimed at Nederlanders in Australie which has been running for 4 years.  It’s broadcast on community TV Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong (Australia) and Foxtel Aurora. (Australia wide). The language is Dutch, but with English subtitles,

A wealth of information and entertainment!


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Callout for Dutch migrants that have established a successful business in Australia

In 2016, the Netherlands and Australia are acknowledging the important historic event of the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia.

As part of this celebration, a magazine will be published later this year.  I am researching an article focussing on business connections between the two countries, and one angle is to connect with Dutch migrants that have established a successful business in Australia.  This may have been in previous decades, or more recently.

If you, or someone you know may like to know more, please complete this short survey and I’ll be in touch:


I’m also looking for Australian migrants who have established a successful business in the Netherlands.



Kristel Zweers: Dutch comedian performing in Perth, Australia

Dutch comedian Kristel Zweers Kick-started her comedy-career by winning the second prize in the Dutch Lucky Strike Comedy Talent Tour in 2001. Ever since she has been performing at about every comedystage there is in Holland. As one of the few female comedians she managed to survive the harsh comedy scene, became a regular head-liner and toured Holland and Belgium with 3 of her own 90 minute solo-shows. In 2004 she was part of “De Lama’s” the Dutch version of ‘Who’s line is it anyways’. In 2009 a part of her first solo ” Onschuldig” was broadcasted on tv. She has performed for the Dutch in Curaçao, Bonaire, Singapore, KL, Brunei, Dubai,Portland USA, Jakarta, Beijing and Guangzhou. Since she moved to Singapore in June 2013 she has been performing in English and also this time she didn’t stay unnoticed. She toured with various comedyshows to Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, China and Borneo.

Kristen Zweers is currently based in Singapore, where she is the founder of the Comedy Cafe, Singapore.  She is performing in January and February in Perth, Australia. She let us know via the Dutch Australian Facebook page:

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Any dutchies in Perth? I’ll be doing my first english comedy show at the Fringe in Perth later this month. Taking the Dutch sense of humour abroad ( I’m based in Singapore at the moment so not coming straight from the homeland but still Dutch!) hope to see some of you there! Or all of you. 


You can purchase tickets via the Fringe World Festival website here:  http://www.fringeworld.com.au/program/event/4b7b951b-6b6f-491c-92ba-be2b9beee499/

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Find out more about Kirstel and connect with her via her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kristelzweerspage