Hrvatski Dom Canberra

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Welcome to the Australian Croatian Club's web site.  On this site you will find information about the Club, Club functions and how to book your own function.

Commencing trading in 1969, the Australian Croatian Club is one of the key pillars of the  Australian-Croatian community of Canberra and Queanbeyan.  Whilst located in the suburb of Turner, the club is affectionately known as the "O'Connor  Dom" due to its proximity to the O'Connor shops and the fact it is a home away from home for many locals of Croatian descent (Dom being the Croatian word for House).


Friday Nights Bistro @ O’Connor

It’s 5.45pm on a Friday at the Croatian Dom in O’Connor Canberra and a few regulars are having a quiet beer after work, whilst significant amounts of laughter/chatter is coming from a table of Croatian women having a whale of a time.

Then suddenly at 6pm and the women burst into action as the first group of diners come in for dinner at the Dom’s Friday Nights Bistro.

Serving a fine collection of traditional Croatian meals, it is no surprise that the Bistro has set tongues wagging and salivating amongst the Croatian community and the wider population of Canberra’s Inner North.

With a constantly changing menu that can feature amongst other delicacies Brodet, Lignje, Mix Grill, Snapper, Čevapi, Grah, Schnitzels, Samra, a Bakalar to die for and Zagreb Schnitzels that put a unique Croatian twist on cordon bleu’s, it is little wonder the Bistro has breathed new life into the Dom on Friday nights.

A Club spokesman stated it’s amazing what a change has come over the Dom, no longer is it the domain solely of Croatian men, rather it’s a place where young families and the young at heart can enjoy a quality meal at affordable prices in a light-hearted, enjoyable and distinctly Croatian atmosphere (meals start at $15, with kids meals set at $8).

Friday Nights Bistro @ Hrvatski Dom
Open 6-9pm every Friday
68 McCaughey St, Turner ACT 

For large bookings call – 6248-8782

Friday Nights Bistro

The Club's Bistro is open from 6pm each and every Friday night.  The menu is constantly being refreshed and currently includes:

  • Lignje
  • Calamari Rings
  • Chicken Schnitzel
  • Čevapi
  • Raznjici
  • T-Bone
  • Zagreb Schnitzel
  • Mix Grill
  • Whole Snapper - Market Price
  • Fish Fillet - Market Price
  • * All meals are served with bread, chips and salad.
Also keep an eye out for the blackboard specials which can include bosanski lonac, bakalar, grah (bean stew), sarma and other great Croatian treats.
  • Kids meals
  • Chicken Schnitzel with chips
  • Čevapi with chips

With the dining area having been given a facelift and the Bistro now operating under direct Club management, come along for some fine Croatian cooking each and every Friday night at the Dom.


Upcoming events

Sunday 13 April 2014

It's that time again when the Croatian Community celebrate the destruction of the first Yugoslav state and the fulfilment of the Croatian dream of a Croatian Independent State.  So come along to the traditional free members lunch.  Afterall with Yugo-Communist forces once again reeking havoc on the Croatian people - it really is time to reminisce about an era when Communists were not in power.  Further details coming soon.


19 February 2014

Dear Members

The Board of the Australian Croatian Club Limited is pleased to advise that it continues to trade profitably for the fifth year in succession.

Whilst the Club has reported an accounting loss for the 2013 year, this figure is attributable to the significant legal expenses incurred by the Club in defending the claims made by Mr Daniel Kovac (son of Jerko) that the Club discriminated against him due to his personal political convictions - a claim that the Board totally refutes.

Excluding the legal expenses, the Club made an operating trading profit which is a truly remarkable result, given the challenging economic environment being experienced by all Clubs' in the ACT. As a result, the Board would like to offer its sincere appreciation to Club patrons and the over one hundred people who volunteered their services throughout the year.

A particularly pleasing aspect of the year is the strong growth in membership, with a new record set. Likewise the Board was pleased to establish an ongoing relationship with the Canberra Musicians Club. This relationship will broaden the appeal of the Club to the wider community and this in turn will not only be of significant commercial benefit to both organisations but will also enable the Club to better promote and achieve the objects as set out in the Club's Constitution.

Whilst the significant legal costs prevented the achievement of the Board's 2013 goal of expanding Club operations and increasing trading hours, the Board remains hopeful of achieving this later in 2014. With the Club trading above expectations in the first third of the 2014 financial year, this goal (and the Club's long term future) seems assured.

Board of Directors