Dutch PM and Morrison promise MH17 justice

Australia and the Netherlands "will not rest" until they feel justice has been served over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, the Dutch prime minister says.

Mark Rutte met Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Sydney on Wednesday with the 2014 MH17 disaster topping the agenda alongside talks on two-way trade.

The international team investigating the downing of the flight announced in June murder charges against three Russians and one Ukrainian for their alleged roles in the attack, which killed all 298 people on board including 38 Australians.

Mr Rutte said it could take many years to bring the responsible to justice but Australia, the Netherlands and their partners were "absolutely adamant" they would get the job done.

"But I can guarantee you one thing: that we will not rest before we all feel a sense that justice has been done."

Mr Morrison said they would stand "shoulder to shoulder" to pursue justice "for as long as it takes".

"That is the very least we owe to those who were murdered on that night and all of their families who have survived and so today we have reaffirmed our commitment to that task," he said.

Dutch prime minister is to visit Australia

Finding justice for the families of those killed in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 will be atop the agenda when the Dutch prime minister visits Australia next week.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will welcome Mark Rutte down under from October 9 to 11.

Their discussions will focus on two-way trade and international efforts to deliver justice to the families of MH17 victims, five years after the flight was shot down over Ukraine, killing everyone on board.