The Dalmatian Cultural Society is one of the oldest and largest Cultural societies in New Zealand. Dalmatian Cultural Society caters not only for the Dalmatian Community in New Zealand, but also those who identify as Croatians as well as for those peoples, who were part of what constituted the former Yugoslavia.
The Society was founded back in 1930, when there were two organizations, namely the
Yugoslav Club Inc and the Yugoslav Benevolent Society Inc which later joined to become the
Yugoslav Society Inc. With the demise of Yugoslavia as a country, the Society changed its
name to the Dalmatinsko Kulturno Drustvo Inc. (Dalmatian Cultural Society Inc).