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  • 07 Nov 2017 12:19 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    On Wednesday 29 November, ComfortID & Thrive organise a celebrational event with an interesting mix of speakers and a panel discussion at the end.

    Location: Room B121 [Malaysian theatre] Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University

    Masson Road Parkville, VIC 3010

    Tickets: Click here (free)


    • Further promote successful global innovation & multidisciplinary collaboration
    • Inspirational speakers, all with a different touch of Dutch, will present 10 to 15 min pitches on their own personal innovation journey, followed by a panel discussion
    • Networking around the student work for other MSDx events in the foyer

    Several NCCA members are speaking at this event, full list:

    1. Carole Overmaat - DutchTV connects largest Dutch community outside NL
    2. Klaas Visser - KAV Consulting - Bendigo - resilient global refrigeration expert - CO2 magic on commercial ships delivering precious refrigerated cargo and in communities. energy- and water-efficient.
    3. Philip - Southern Cross Grammar grade 9 student & passion captain - schools in Holland & Australia, team Aurora (only Melbourne based solar racing car)
    4. Heico Wesselius - BAC Partners and RMIT University: focus on the transformation, implementation of integrative and multidisciplinary design capabilities in Australia.
    5. Erwin Boermans - COMFORTiD - regenerative communities with 'off-the-shelf' components like district energy
    6. Soon to be announced

  • 16 Oct 2017 9:25 AM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    This year's solar challenge has been a big success for the Dutch. Not only did the Nuon Solar Team win the Challenger Class, Solar Team Twente finished with the highest efficiency score in the Cruiser Class.

    Congratulations to Delft Unitversity of Technology and University Twente!

  • 15 Sep 2017 3:18 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    The Erasmus Foundation is delighted to announce that its last meeting for this year will be a presentation by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Australia H.E. Mrs Erica Schouten. After postings with NATO in Brussels, Poland and the United Nations in New York she started her present position in Canberra in August last year.


    Her talk is entitled: 'Australia and the Netherlands: like-minded but not always alike’.  All welcome, bring your friends.



    Date/time: Sunday 1 October 2017, doors open 3:45 pm, talk at 4:30 pm.

    Where: Dutch Club Abel Tasman, 60 Rosstown Road, Carnegie.

    Catering: Various Dutch snacks, such as kroketten, huzarenslaatjes, paling, haring etc, and drinks at club prices. There will also be time to enjoy the Dutch food after the presentation and talk with the Ambassador.

    Entry: free

    RSVP (for catering purposes): By Friday 22 September by using the booking page on the website of the Erasmus Foundation:

  • 28 Aug 2017 2:22 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    ALM Williams Partners have joined the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia as corporate member. ALM Williams is an accounting firm, specialised in delivering independent expert advice to SMEs and corporate groups.

    ALM Williams Partners' areas of expertise include:

    • Business Consultancy Services;
    • Accounting & Financial Management;
    • Tax and Business Finance;
    • Asset Protection;
    • Wealth Creation;

    To get in touch with ALM Williams Partners, log into our member directory or visit their website:

  • 25 Aug 2017 11:04 AM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    NCCA members receive a 25% discount on tickets to the upcoming 2017 Climate Alliance National Conference that is taking place on 24 October in Melbourne and 26 October in Sydney.

    This year's conference will focus on the assessment and disclosure of climate-related risk. The conference addresses what the physical and legislative impacts of climate change mean for global financial practices and your business.

    MC is Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Sustainability Services at KPMG Australia, which is one of the NCCA's corporate members.

    For more information, visit the website of the Climate Alliance. If you would like to benefit from the 25% discount, send an email to to receive a discount code.

  • 18 Aug 2017 10:57 AM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    Our friends at the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce are organising an interesting event for business owners or people considering to start up their own business: Melbourne Small Business Forum on Wednesday 30 August with keynote speaker Natasa Denman, the creator of the Ultimate 48 Hour Author program. Natasa will share her story and the Top 10 Mindset strategies that got her to where she is today.

    In 6 short years in business, Natasa has been nominated for The Telstra Businesswoman of the Year twice and was a finalist in AusMumpreneur of the Year in Product Innovation.

    For more information and tickets, visit their website.

  • 13 Jul 2017 2:12 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)
    The NGV exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons has had over 400.000 visitors since its opening on 28 April, which is a record for the NGV's 156 years existence!

  • 01 Jul 2017 10:41 AM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    We have seen some significant changes in the rules for skilled visa in the past year. Also today new changes were announced. Besides an updated list of eligible skilled occupations, some of the most important changes for temporary and permanent skilled visa are:

    457 Visa:

    • Changes to English language requirements
    • Changes to training benchmarks for sponsors
    • Mandatory penal clearance certificates
    • Reform in skills assessment requirements
    • New sponsorship accreditation requirements

    ENS (186) visa and RSMS (187) Visa:

    • Changes to English language requirements
    • Skills assessment exemption removed
    • Changed age requirement (<45 years of age)
    • Added "genuine need" requirement
    • Nominees need to be identified with nomination

    For more information about the changes that came into effect from 1 July, visit the website of DIBP.

  • 01 Jun 2017 1:35 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    The EU Delegation to Australia and the RMIT EU Centre organise a film screening of 'Thirty Million' followed by a panel discussion on Monday 19 June. This event forms part of the 2017 EU Climate Diplomacy Week.

    Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate. Bangladesh is predicted to lose 17 percent of its land by the end of the century if global sea levels rise by one metre. That has the potential to displace 30 million Bangladeshis.Thirty Million is a critically acclaimed documentary co-directed by climate scientist Dr. Daniel Price and TV journalist Adrien Taylor.

    Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Erica Schouten, will provide an opening address together with Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, the High Commissioner for Bangladesh.

    You can attend this event FREE of charge.


    Date: Monday 19 June 2017
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
    Location: Swanston Academic Building 80, Level 1, Room 2 (large theatre), RMIT City Campus, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


  • 23 May 2017 3:40 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    On Wednesday morning 24 May, the Netherlands Consulate-General, EXPORTIA, PwC and The Netehrlands Foreign Investment Agency are organising 'Australia and the Netherlands: Base for Australian companies in a changing Europe'. The event is complimentary, but RSVP via: See for more information the flyer below.

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