Holland Hub Australia & The Netherlands Consulate-General in Sydney

Holland Hub Australia is an initiative of the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sydney. The Consulate-General aims to improve trade-relations between the Netherlands and Australia.

What can the Consulate-General in Sydney do for you?
The Consulate-General aims to improve trade relations between the Netherlands and Australia. We assist both starting and (more) experienced entrepreneurs and companies. We can support you by establishing contacts, answering trade questions and by linking you to potential business partners in Australia.


  • Providing advice on doing business in Australia and/or on establishing a local entity in Australia.
  • Providing general market information.

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  • Providing market analyses for the key sectors of the Netherlands.
  • Assist by finding relevant contact details.
  • Organising activities that promote trade and investment (trade missions, participation in conventions, seminars etc.)
  • Support in finding the right business partners through a business partner scan.

For an overview of all services that the Dutch Government can offer you with regard to doing business abroad you can visit the website or download the app ‘NL Exporteert’.

Doing business in Australia

Thinking about starting a business in Australia or expanding to Australia? For Dutch entrepreneurs coming to Australia, the diplomatic missions in Australia have created the document ‘Doing business in Australia’ . This document provides information with regards to the Australian government system, legislation, the public tender system and the different business organisations in Australia. In addition, the document provides an overview of setting up a business in Australia, visa procedures, business registration and details surrounding local employees and pensions. ‘Doing business in Australia’ (in Dutch only) can be requested by sending an e-mail to

Trade questions
Do you have questions about the (local) Australian market? Or would you like to receive practical information about specific sectors? You can send an email to the Consulate-General with questions relating trade at all times. Trade questions can be sent to

Business partner scan
Do you have ambitions to expand your business internationally? And are you searching for a business partner? Through a business partner scan, we can personally introduce you to potential Australian business partners. A business partner scan is an overview of contact information of potential business partners, who meet the criteria set by you. These can be agents or distributors, but also manufacturing partners or international organisations.

The business partners in your target market, who we then present to you, have been approached by us personally. These potential partners have indicated that they’d like to come intocontact with you. This way, you can benefit from our extensive network and knowledge of the local Australian market. Are you interested in a business partner scan? Please contact one of the consultants International Business at the RVO in The Hague on (0031) (0) 88 602 80 60 or contact the Consulate-General in Sydney via

Every Dutch entrepreneur with plans for doing business internationally can be eligible for a business partner scan. You can even apply for a business partner scan when you are already active in the Australian market and are looking for new business contacts.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. For Dutch entrepreneurs wanting to do business abroad, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency has created the document ‘Wegwijzer Internationaal Zakendoen’ (in Dutch only). Click this link to read the document.

Doing business in The Netherlands

Thinking about expanding to Europe? Whether you’re considering locating in the Netherlands or have existing operations, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) is prepared to assist your company at every stage of establishing or expanding operations here. Free, confidential services offered by NFIA include: organizing fact-finding missions; arranging meetings with relevant partners; and providing personalized guidance and counsel on tax, government and permit procedures, location options and business solutions. An operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the NFIA is your first port of call, connecting you with a broad network of business partners, regional economic development organizations and government institutions to facilitate your international expansion. Email: