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Where are Sydney's Best Ethnic Clubs?

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So much to see...so little time to see it all.
Published March 25th 2012
German Austrian Club, Cabramatta

It's often been said that modern Australia was built on the broken backs of convict labour. If it was only that simple because the prosperous Australia we know today has also been attributed to riding on the sheep's back, to the mining boom and to our diggers who fought and died at Gallipoli and the Somme.

There's a case for all of the above but we wouldn't be the nation we are today without immigration and the clubs that these new migrants established.

As Australia's major gateway for new arrivals, it should come as no surprise that Sydney has no shortage of ethnic and cultural clubs. From Austria to Spain (I haven't been to locate a Club Zimbabwe), these clubs have provided a meeting place for homesick new arrivals. They are vital for the preservation and promotion of cultures in this faraway land.

Aussie' visitors can to get a sense of another culture by tucking into some authentic traditional food and drink, play games, sports, listen to music, dance a jig or just listen to foreign tongues being spoken.

So where are the best ethnic clubs in Sydney? Where is the best venue to immerse yourself in another culture rather than just have a Roast of the Day, a VB and play the pokies?

Below is a list of some of the more established clubs in Sydney.
Many of these clubs are quite small venues only open on weekends, while others are huge bustling gambling palaces indistinguishable from any other large community club.

Austria
Austrian Club
20 Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest. Ph.9452 3304.

Croatian
The King Tomislav Croatian Club
223 Edensor Road, Edensor Park. Ph.9610 6111.

King Tom Club, Edensor Park


Czech/Slovak
CzechoSlovakian Country-Club
320 Devonshire rd., Kemps Creek. Ph. 96068703

German
German Concordia Club.
Mackay Park, Richardson Crescent, Tempe. Ph. 9554 7388

German Austrian Club
73-75 Curtin Street Cabramatta. Ph. 9728 7724

Hebertus Country Club
205 Adams Road, Luddenham. Ph.4773 4444

Greece
Hellenic Club
251 Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Ph. 9264 5128.

Alexander the Great Macedonian Hellenic Club
160-164 Livingstone Road, Marrickville. Ph. 9560 9766.

Hungarian
Hungarian (Magyar) Social Club Ltd
706 Smithfield Rd, Edensor Park. Ph. 9610 6226

Italy
Club Italia
Cnr Warf Road and Hollywood Drive Lansvale. Ph. 9726 4511

Club Marconi
Marconi Plaza, Prairie Vale Road Bossley Park. Ph: 9822 3333

Netherlands
Rembrandt Dutch Club
87 Dunheved Circuit, St Marys. Ph. 9623 2569.

Portugal
Portuguese Community Club
Fraser Park, Marrickville. Ph. 9550 6344.

Russia
Russian Club
7 Albert Road, Strathfield. Ph. 9746 8364.

Serbia
Bonnyrigg Sports Club
610-618 Elizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg. Ph. 9610 5749.

The Bonno, Bonnyrigg


Spain
The Spanish Club
88 Liverpool Street, City. Ph.9267 8440.

Are there any clubs that have I missed? Please share your knowledge of Sydney's ethnic clubs.
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The author forgot to mention even one club of polish community. They are in :
Ashfield, Bankstown, Canley Valley and Plumpton . Welcome !!!
by jjroz (score: 1|13) 2646 days ago
the uruguayan club hinchinbrook tank you
by mrnfa (score: 0|2) 2647 days ago
If you come to Grattan Cres in Frenchs Forest, you'll find, side by side, the Austrian Club, the Sokol Czech Club, the Danish Club, the Neerlandia Dutch Club and the Armenian Community Club.
by john5 (score: 2|153) 2647 days ago
gee thanks John, I need to cross the bridge more often!
by glenop (score: 2|823) 2646 days ago
Checked out the website looks great! Thanks
by glenop (score: 2|823) 2646 days ago
Why only European clubs mentioned? are there no Asian clubs?
by graha (score: 0|8) 2646 days ago
Believe it or not the Spanish club that used to exist in Wollongong was the best.
Still remember the Spanish club Sunday night disco and the DJ who used to play imported dance music.
It was the best !
by johnt (score: 0|2) 1204 days ago

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