List of twin towns and sister cities in Oceania

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This is a list of "twin towns" or "sister cities" in the geographical region of Oceania — that is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements. Where known, the date of formation of the twinning agreement is included in parentheses.

Note that the list is likely to always remain incomplete, since no canonical list of such arrangements exists; even those towns that are listed may well have arrangements which are not listed here. However, a searchable, interactive list is maintained by Sister Cities International. Note also that any twinning arrangement should be listed at two locations in the series of lists: once for each of the towns involved in the arrangement.

Australia[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Nara, Japan
Beijing, China

New South Wales[edit]

Merced, California, United States[citation needed]
Nanping, China[1]
Broken Hill, Australia
Suita, Osaka, Japan
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Ōkuma, Japan
Littleton, Colorado, United States
Gaiarine, Italy
Porirua, New Zealand
Daegu, South Korea
Liaocheng, China
Liverpool Plains, Australia
Sanda, Japan
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
St. Helens, Oregon, United States
Koshigaya, Japan
Eunpyeong, Seoul, South Korea
Patras, Greece
Sasebo, Japan
Minokamo, Japan
Warringah Council, Australia
Wujiang, China
Newcastle, Australia
Waikiki, Honolulu, United States
Edogawa, Japan
Nitra, Slovakia
Harbin, China
Treviso, Italy
Temple City, California, United States
Changzhou, China
Shiroishi, Japan
Tamworth, Australia
Cowra, Australia
Nanxiong, Guangdong, China
Shunde, Guangdong, China
Ma'anshan, Anhui, China
Tongling, Anhui, China
Round Rock, Texas, United States
Yamatotakada, Japan
Lismore, Ireland
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Makassar, Indonesia
Taito, Tokyo, Japan
Jing'an[disambiguation needed], China
Bath, England, United Kingdom
Haeundae, South Korea
Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestinian territories
Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal
Keelung, Taiwan
Kos, Greece
Larnaca, Cyprus
Safita, Syria
Zonnebeke, Belgium
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
Arcadia, California, United States
Orange, California, United States
Ushiku, Japan
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Timaru, New Zealand
Coventry, United Kingdom (1956)
Penrith, United Kingdom
Bellingham, Washington, United States (1982)
Albi, France
Hangzhou, China
Kastellorizo, Greece
Narrabri, New South Wales
Randwick, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Temora, New South Wales
Bint Jbeil, Lebanon
Bitola, Macedonia
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Glyfada, Greece
Takéo, Cambodia
Tianjin, Tanggu, China
Yamatsuri, Fukushima, Japan
Arica, Chile (friendship city)
Takahata, Yamagata, Japan
Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Wellington, New Zealand
Sibu, Malaysia
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Guangzhou, China
Florence, Italy
San Francisco, United States
Rome, Italy
Paris, France (Partnership City)
Tokyo, Japan (Partnership City)
New York City, United States (Partnership City)[7]
Gore, New Zealand
Sannohe, Japan
Nördlingen, Germany
Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Kunming, China
Kawasaki, Japan (1987)
Ohrid, Macedonia (1999)
Longyan, China (Friendship City, 2001)

Northern Territory[edit]

Paghman, Afghanistan
Ambon, Indonesia
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Dili, East Timor
Haikou, China
Kalymnos, Greece
Milikapiti, Tiwi Islands, Australia

Queensland[edit]

Kobe, Japan (1985)
Auckland, New Zealand (1988)
Shenzen, China (1992)
Semarang, Indonesia (1993)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan (1997)
Daejeon, South Korea (2002)
Chongqing, China (2005)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2009)
Nerima, Japan (1994)
  • Bundaberg
Nanning, China
Settsu, Japan.
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Minami, Japan
Oyama, Japan
Riga, Latvia
Scottsdale, United States
Sidney, Canada
Zhanjiang, China
Saiki, Japan
Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang, China
Nouméa, New Caledonia (sui generis collectivity of France)
Corfu, Greece
Netanya, Israel
Kanagawa Prefecture and Takasu, Hokkaido, Japan
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Horowhenua, New Zealand
Taipei and Tainan, Taiwan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Pomona, California, United States
Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Sanyō-Onoda, Yamaguchi, Japan
Winton, Queensland, Australia
Matsuura , Japan
Ibusuki, Japan
Takatsuki, Japan
Whanganui, New Zealand
Bauan, Philippines
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (1983)
Shunan, Japan (1990)
Iwaki City, Japan (1991)
Changshu, China (1995)
Suwon, South Korea (1996)
Foshan, China (2006)

South Australia[edit]

Austin, Texas, United States (1983)
Christchurch, New Zealand (1972)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia (1973)
Himeji, Japan (1982)
Rockport, Texas, United States
Seguin, Texas, United States
Laredo, Texas, United States
Plano, Texas, United States
Malmö, Sweden

Tasmania[edit]

Missouri City, Texas, United States
Hokitika, New Zealand
Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan
Yaizu, Japan
L'Aquila, Italy
Valdivia, Chile
Ikeda, Osaka, Japan
Akkeshi, Japan

Victoria[edit]

Taishan, China[11]
Inagawa, Japan
Penzance, United Kingdom[12]
Los Altos, California, United States
Tianshui, China
Barrhead, Canada
Whitehorse, Canada
Lianyungang, China
Izumiōtsu, Osaka, Japan
Gisborne, New Zealand
Susono, Shizuoka, Japan
Osaka, Japan
Tianjin, China
Thessaloniki, Greece
St. Petersburg, Russia
Milan, Italy
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Kumatori, Japan
Upland, California, United States
Yamagata, Japan
Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (1992)
Matsudo, Japan
Costa Mesa, California, United States
Chiryu, Japan

Western Australia[edit]

Albany, Oregon, United States
Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
Tomioka, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Gallipoli, Çanakkale Province, Turkey
Péronne, Somme, France
Haining, Zhejiang, China
Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Taiji, Wakayama, Japan
Sugito, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Setagaya, Kantō, Japan
Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
Casoli, Abruzzo, Italy
Fresagrandinaria, Abruzzo, Italy
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
Yueyang, Hunan, China
Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, France
Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia
Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Capo d'Orlando, Province of Messina, Italy
Molfetta, Apulia, Italy
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
Yueqing, Zhejiang, China
Jinan, Shandong, China
Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
Jiashan County, Zhejiang, China
Tianmu, Tianjin, China
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Houston, Texas, United States
Rhodes, South Aegean, Greece
Megisti, South Aegean, Greece
San Diego, California, United States
Vasto, Province of Chieti, Italy
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Taipei, Taiwan
Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Akō, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Subiaco, Arkansas, United States
Subiaco, Lazio, Italy
Bivongi, Calabria, Italy
San Salvo, Abruzzo, Italy
Delianuova, Calabria, Italy
Prilep, Prilep Municipality, Macedonia
Sinagra, Sicily, Italy
Kastoria, West Macedonia, Greece
Guigang, Guangxi, China

Fiji[edit]

Beihai, Guangxi, China[14]

New Zealand[edit]

Information taken from New Zealand sister cities website

Brisbane, Australia
Guangzhou, China
Fukuoka, Japan
Shinagawa, Japan
Hamburg, Germany
Tomioka, Japan
Busan, South Korea
Los Angeles, California, United States
Ashburton, United Kingdom
Minamiuonuma, Niiigata, Japan
Pulaski, Virginia, United States
Puyang, Henan Province, China
Hita, Oita, Japan
Westport, Ontario, Canada
Bihoro, Hokkaido, Japan
Le Quesnoy, France
Carterton[disambiguation needed], Australia
Carterton, United Kingdom
Leeton, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
Seattle, Washington, United States
Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom
Gansu province, China
Kurashiki, Japan
Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Shanghai, China
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Otaru, Japan
Dongdaimun-Gu, South Korea
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Palm Desert, California, United States
Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan
Gisborne, Victoria, Australia
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Guilin, China
Sacramento, California, United States
Wuxi, China
Saitama, Japan
Guilin, China
Deloraine, Australia
Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
Xian, China
Minoh, Japan
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Hobart, Australia
Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan (1993)
Yuasa, Japan
Utsunomiya, Japan
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Lianyungang, China
Tomakomai, Japan
Miyazu, Japan
Huangshi, China
Eureka, California, United States
Mishima, Japan
Kunming, China
Taichung, Taiwan
Devizes, United Kingdom
Guiyang, China
Missoula, United States
Blacktown, Australia
Yangzhou, China
Whitby, United Kingdom
Nishio, Aichi, Japan
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Wuxian City, China
Beppu, Japan
Klamath Falls, United States
Hakone, Japan
Noumea, New Caledonia (sui generis collectivity of France)
Suzhou, China
Xi'an, China
Winston, Oregon, United States
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Ningbo, China
Kakogawa, Japan
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Tatsuno, Japan
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Nagaizumi, Japan
Warkworth, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Furudono, Fukushima, Japan
Warkworth, Ontario, Canada (2003)[15]
Sydney, Australia
Beijing, China
Xiamen, China
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Hania, Greece
Sakai, Japan
Redmond, Oregon, United States

Palau[edit]

Manado, Indonesia
Davao City, Philippines

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Cairns, Queensland, Australia (1984)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia (1985)
Jinan, Shandong, China (1988)
Townsville LGA, Queensland, Australia (1983)
Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Associated town)

Samoa[edit]

Compton, California, United States (2010)[16]

Solomon Islands[edit]

Mackay, Australia

Tonga[edit]

Whitby, England, United Kingdom

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sister Cities History". Bankstown City Council. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Parks". City of Botany Bay. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sister Cities". Hurstville City Council. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Randwick Sister Cities". Hurstville City Council. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "About Rockdale: Sister Cities". City of Rockdale. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/unccp/scp/html/partner/partner.shtml, NYC-Sydney partner cities
  8. ^ http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/economic-development/international-relations-sister-cities/list-of-sister-cities/index.htm
  9. ^ http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/content/sisterCities/index.html
  10. ^ http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/council/sister_cities
  11. ^ http://council-services.ararat.vic.gov.au/sister-city/index/234
  12. ^ "Sister Cities". City of Greater Bendigo. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Sister Cities". Gisborne District Council. Retrieved 2008-11-25. [dead link]
  14. ^ "About Beihai - Sister cities". Beihai Government. Retrieved 2008-11-25. [dead link]
  15. ^ http://www.communitypress.ca/Western/72007west.pdf
  16. ^ "Sister Cities of Compton". comptonsistercities.org. Retrieved 2013-07-02.