Darwin's Sister Cities

Nominations to Sister City Committees Now Open!

Do you have a passion for increasing cultural understanding? Do you have an interest in improving person-to-person links with our international friends? Then why not become a member of our Sister City team? Nominations are now open for community representatives on all Sister City Committees. Simply read the information below and then go the sign up page to complete your nomination.


  • Sister Cities Frequently Asked Questions
  • City of Darwin Sister Cities Handbook
  • Sister City Sign Up Page
  • Committee Meetings: how to be a Committee Representative and conduct successful meetings
  • Sister Cities Australia – National Peak Body

    Nominations are open for the following committees:



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    Darwin's Sister Cities

    City of Darwin has been an active participant in the Sister City Movement since establishing its first joint agreement with Kalymnos in Greece in 1982.

    The mission of the Darwin Sister Cities Program is to increase international understanding with our sister city partners through promotion of international communication and exchange at the community level.

    Since the inaugural Kalymnos signing, other agreements have been sealed with cities and communities as diverse as Anchorage in Alaska, Ambon in Indonesia, Haikou in China, Milikapiti in the Territory's Tiwi Islands, and Dili in Timor Leste.

    The dates and places of signings are listed below in chronological order.

    Kalymnos: Signing 23 April 1982 in Darwin 

    Anchorage: Signing 28 July 1982 in Darwin, 23 September 1982 in Anchorage 

    Ambon: Signing 28 October 1988 in Ambon, 21 July 1989 in Darwin

    Haikou: Signing 5 September 1990 in Darwin

    Milikapiti: Signing 5 July 1999 in Darwin

    Dili: Signing 18 September 2003 in Darwin

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