Croatian studies foundation

Find out more about us and what exactly we do

The Croatian Studies Foundation (CSF) was established in 1984, initially to support and promote Croatian culture and intercultural exchange within Australia. Its work led to the establishment of the Croatian Studies Centre (CSC) in association with Macquarie University’s School of Slavonic Studies in 1994.


Over the past 20 years, the CSC has offered various learning programs in the Croatian language, culture and history. We have built a comprehensive library of anthropological, linguistic and literary works as resources to help members and students develop their knowledge and understanding of Croatian history, language and culture. The library is open to the public and can be visited by appointment.

Croatian Studies Centre library

With the support of the CSF, the Centre is also engaged in broad-reaching academic research and publishing activities. This includes the annual publication of the Croatian Studies Review, an annual selection of research and academic works from Australian and international contributors. The Review covers contemporary trends in Croatian academic thought and is published in English to enable wider access.


The Foundation is funded from membership fees and fundraising. It organises cultural, scholarly and fundraising events to promote the Croatian language, arts, culture and the assisting of the Centre’s work. The Foundation also organises seminars and conferences to bring researchers on Croatia from various disciplines of knowledge together.