About JCS

Established in 1983, The Japan Club of Sydney (JCS) is a non-profit organization operating as an ethnic group under NSW law, with a neutral policy on religion and politics. Most members reside in New South Wales, and are predominantly of Japanese descent.

Managed by volunteers, the JCS works to foster friendship between Japanese families, promote Japanese culture and improve mutual understanding with other ethnic groups. It regularly conducts friendship activities, as well as publishing newsletters and supporting Japanese language education for children. The JCS currently has over 350 families on its membership roll.

Although the club was originally founded to promote the development of a supportive community for Japanese permanent residents in Australia, it welcomes everybody who accepts its tenets and policies regardless of their ethnic background.


Our main activities are as follows;


We publish a monthly newsletter, JCS Dayori, and mail it to all of members. It is a very useful Japanese medium that contains useful information, lifestyle hints, schedules and reports of our events and opinions from our members.

Social Activities and Festival Event

JCS Fete, End of Year, Coach Tours etc. We support various activities organised by members, such as the Sydney Soran Dance Troupe, softball club JCS Civics, JCS Hula Aloha Hawaiian Group and so on.

Japan Club of Sydney presents the ’Matsuri Japan Festival’, which celebrates diversity and multicultural community spirit. It is a one day free event for everyone.
“Matsuri Japan Festival” provides various Japanese cultural information throughout the event. There are many stage performances, such as dances, musical bands, choir, martial arts demonstration etc. There are plenty of Japanese food stalls to satisfy visitor’s taste buds. Visitors can learn more about Japanese culture at hands-on cultural workshops for calligraphy, origami paper folding, tea ceremony and flower arrangement.

Educational Activities

We support Japanese language schools;
JCS Japanese School City (Ultimo Public School)
Email: student.city@jcs.org.au Phone: 0452-141-618
JCS Japanese School Dundas (Dundas Public School)
Email: jcs-jpschdundas@live.com Phone: 0411-734-819
JCS Japanese School Edgecliff (Ascham School)
Email: jcs.edgecliff@gmail.com Phone: 0413-430-726

Senior Group Activities

JCS Senior Group was formed by over 55-years-old members and runs monthly meetings which include useful lectures by professionals and experts, bingo games, trips and so on.

Club Life for Sports, Culture and Leisure

We are supporting Various clubs for sports, culture and leisure are organized by members. Current clubs are the Sydney Soran Dance Troupe, softball club JCS Civics, JCS Hula Aloha Hawaiian Group and so on.

For further information, please contact our administration office.


G.P.O. Box 1690, Chatswood NSW 2057
Mobile : 0421-776-052
E-mail: jcs@japanclubofsydney.org