History

FUNCTION CENTRE

The Croatian Community in Sydney officially was established on the 4th February 1951 in Maroubra, Sydney. The Catholic Church Hall in Maroubra Junction served as an initial meeting point for the emigrants from Croatian. Later as the community expanded, it began to hold meetings in Surry Hills (including both the local church and primary school halls).

The first official meeting of the Croatian Community in Sydney was held in the Church Hall of
the Holy Family in Maroubra (pictured above).
Croatian Club Surry Hills 1960s

The Croatian Club in Surry Hills, photo taken 1960s

Croatian Club Surry Hills 1960 wait staf

Croatian House (Hrvatski Dom) Wait Staff 1960s. From left Slavko Grizelj, Drago Podvorec, Nikola Maricic, Frane Simurina, Josip Matin & Isidor Sajko

croatian club surry hills

Croatian Club (Hrvastko Drustvo) Buckingham Street, Surry Hills

croatian club surry hills 1961

Croatian Club (Hrvastko Drustvo) Buckingham Street, Surry Hills

Celebration of Croatian National Day in the Croatain House in Surry Hills (1961)

Celebration of Croatian National Day in the Croatain House in Surry Hills (1961)

Entry to the Croatian Club on Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Entry to the Croatian Club on Illawarra Road, Marrickville

The Croatian Club in Punchbowl - 1980s

The Croatian Club in Punchbowl - 1980s

The Croatian Club in Punchbowl - 2000

The Croatian Club in Punchbowl - 2000

We would like to thank Mr Fabijan Lovokovic for all the photos which are from his book "Hrvatske Zajednice u Australiji" (The Croatian Community in Australia).

On the 7 January 1955, the reformed Australian Croatian Community (Australsko Hrvatsko Drustvo) held its first meeting in the church hall of St Peter's on Devonshire Street Surry Hills. The Croatian House (Hrvatski Dom was later on Buckingham Street, Surry Hills
The Croatian Community later moved to a rented hall in Marrickville (Illawarra Road) in 1972 as the Community continued to expand. In 1983, the Croatian Club purchased the current site on the corner of Canterbury and Punchbowl Roads, Punchbowl. After a fire, a new club premises was built and officially opened by the Premier Bob Carr in 1998.

BUSINESS HOURS

 

MONDAY: 12pm-4pm 

TUESDAY: Closed

​WEDNESDAY: Closed

THURSDAY: 12pm - 4pm

​FRIDAY:  12pm - Midnight

SATURDAY: 

SUNDAY: 12pm - 9pm

 

Private functions may be still organised between operating hours

ADDRESS

 

921 Punchbowl Road

Punchbowl NSW 2196

reception@croatianclub.net.au

Tel:  (02) 9708 4699

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