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Welcome to CANZA – the Czech Australian New Zealand Association! Our mission is to promote the interests and cultures of Australia and New Zealand in the Czech Republic and give expats and locals alike the opportunity to experience the Australian and New Zealand way of life in the Czech Republic. Please register on our website to receive news of our forthcoming events and activities!

A jste tu na stránkách CANZA. Vítejte! CANZA je Česko australsko novozélandská asociace, založená v České republice za účelem sdružování lidí, kteří mají zájem o kultury a propagací těchto zemí. Máte zájem dostávat informace o společenských událostech, které CANZA pořádá? Není nic snazšího, než se přihlásit a zařadit se tak do seznamu adresátů našeho e-bulletinu. Poznávejte kulturu protinožců bez nutnosti absolvování dlouhého letu či delší plavby lodí… vše zcela zdarma



ANZAC Day Ceremony

Lest we forget

This year, as ANZAC day falls on a Monday, we are going to commemorate it one day early.

Join us at the Commonwealth War Graves in Olsany Cemetery at 11.00 on Sunday 24 April. The Ceremony takes about an hour and will be attended by senior representatives from the Czech state and the embassies.

There will be a wreath laying ceremony and it will also be possible to buy and wear a poppy at the ceremony with the proceeds going to the NZ Returned Services Association.

Please join us on this special day to remember and celebrate the special contribution of those who fought and died for us, and especially to recognise the 16 Australian and NZ soldiers buried here in Prague.

(Following the ceremony there will be bus transport available to the traditional ANZAC Day barbecue - which will be posted as a separate event)

For more information including directions etc, see the Facebook event page


ANZAC Day Party 2016

Sunday 24 April

It is time again for the annual CANZA Family ANZAC Day Party.

This year's event will be held on Sunday 24 April at 12.00 at  Pavilion Grebovka in Vinohrady.

The event will be a fantastic family day out and will include:

  • Heavily subsidised beer and wine
  • Live music
  • Lots of children's activities (more details to follow)
  • Subsidised food available from the venue including bbq specials at very low prices.(Menu to follow)
  • Free bus transport from Olsany for those attending the ANZAC Day ceremony

The event is suitable for all ages and all budgets (there is no entry fee and beer will cheaper than you'll find in any pub in Prague).

Put the date in your diary, bring a ground blanket - and watch Facebook for more details of the picnic.

To find the venue, please refer to this map:



Special thanks to our major sponsor this year Pilsner Urquell.  They are donating the beer for the event.  Thanks guys!  (We will be charging a small amount for the beer - to cover the venue hire and service that we would otherwise have had to pay to the Cafe).  Without Pilsner's support this free family event would not have been possible!



Around the World with 14 Chambers - Joint Business Mixer
4 May

In cooperation with most other major foreign chambers of commerce in the Czech Republic, CANZA, together with Australasian Business in Europe, is organising an evening event at Zofin Garden called Around the World with 14 Chambers. It will take place on 4 May 2016.

This is a multicultural social and networking evening during which 400 senior business participants will be offered the opportunity to taste culinary specialties from all over the world. Each of the participating chambers will have a booth for presentation of the country.  The AU/NZ booth will feature NZ Tourism, Wine tasting of premium Australian and NZ wines from Foltýn Wine and real Aussie sausage rolls courtesy of The Pie Shop.

Join us for what promises to be a great networking evening.  Full details of the event are below.  Becasue of limits on the numbers we can accept due to the size of the venue, register early at www.canza.org/atw



Business Mixer Photos.

We had over 70 people at our business mixer on 25 Feb,

Part of the goal of the evening was to 'pre-launch' Australian Business in Europe in the Czech Republic.  Watch this space for more information coming soon.

There are a lot of photos on the event on Facebook.  Click below if you are interested.


Ball Photos

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported us

Thank you to everyone who attended our 10th Anniversary Charity Ball.  We raised close to 100,000Kc for this year's charity, Pink Crocodile, and had a fantastic night!

For those who haven't seen them yet, there are lots of photos on our Facebook page,


Partnership with CNZBA

We are very pleased to announce a partnership with CNZBA (the Czech New Zealand Business Association).

The CNZBA is dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting reciprocal trade, business and investment between New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

Since its establishment in December 2012, CNZBA has become officially recognized as a bilateral platform helping New Zealand and Czech Republic businesses and business oriented individuals expand their mutual business relations.

The CNZBA is a non-profit membership organisation fostering and protecting interests of its members and prospective members, who recruit from broad range of industries. Membership in the CZNBA is available to every company and individual involved or interested in undertaking trade, investment and/or any other form of legitimate business between New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

The CNZBA works independently, but maintains very good relations with the Czech and New Zealand government delegations and their trade & investment departments.

For more information visit www.cnzba.co.nz or Facebook.

If you are a Czech business looking to expand into New Zealand (or Australia) or a NZ or Australian business that has recently arrived in town, please don't hesitate to contact us.  

Partnership with Czech Cricket

cz_team_in_Vienna_2013_resized.jpgCANZA is delighted to announce that it has formed a partnership with Czech Cricket (Českomoravský Kriketový Svaz). Cricket as a sport and outdoor activity is very popular in both Australia and New Zealand with the national men's and women's teams of both countries performing at the pinnacle of the international game. Through the partnership we will be working on two fronts:

1) to help inform Czech-based Aussies and Kiwis that their time in the Czech Republic does not have to be without cricket, with regular senior and junior tournaments being played

2) to help introduce local Czech people to the Australian and New Zealand pastime and our beloved sport, cricket.

CMKS_logo_bigger.pngCzech Cricket has been steadily expanding since its formation in Prague in 2000. Czech Cricket coordinates and support local international and Czech State schools towards participation in the Czech Cricket Winter, Spring and Summer tournaments, which have been showing fantastic growth since their introduction in 2012. The expansion of these tournaments alongside the introduction of an additional team in the men’s game and a major facilities development overhaul project mean that 2014 is set to be a fantastic year for cricket in the Czech Republic.

If you or any of your friends, colleagues or relatives are interested in learning more about cricket, please contact info@CzechCricket.cz or for upcoming events, please keep an eye on the Czech Cricket website here www.czechcricket.cz/.


Opportunity for business referrals from Austrade

The Australian government trade, investment and education promotion agency - Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) - would like to offer an opportunity to register Service Providers interested in co-operation with Australian companies. To register, please complete this online form: http://www.austrade.gov.au/About-Austrade/Contact-us/Referrals-Database-Registration. The registration is open to companies offering Legal services; Interpreters / Translators; Consultancy companies; Accountancy companies; Providers of other services to companies.

Once approved, the registered company will be listed in the database of potential services providers to Australian companies interested in doing business in Central Europe and/or those already operating in this region.


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