City of Darwin’s current Sister City relationships are historical and are founded on the global Sister Cities movement.
Through the educational, cultural, professional, economic and humanitarian exchange, it aims to enhance cross-cultural understanding and build vibrant and connected communities and generating mutual benefits for both cities.
City of Darwin's Parallel Hearts project, a Sister Cities audio collaboration between the Indigenous people of Anchorage and Darwin. The project captures the voices of First Nations people from Darwin and Anchorage - the Larrakia and Dena’ina people - and is designed to increase understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Indigenous culture.
ABC radio Darwin will broadcast each episode 3 times a week over a 6 week period, commencing Sunday 15 November.
This is our land
Caring for Country
Darwin Sister/Friendship City Online Expo
Darwin Sister/Friendship City Online Expo (the Expo) is a two-stage project aiming to enhance the cultural and economic exchange and promote the mutual understanding between Darwin and Sister/Friendship Cities held in June 2021 and June 2022.
The Expo will
- Promote Sister Cities and its opportunities for Darwin and Darwin's current Sister/Friendship Cities community.
- Promote Sister Cities' Education, Tourism, International Businesses sectors and Cultural programs.
- Encourage public engagement in Darwin – Sister City Relationship development journey.
Darwin's sister cities include Ambon (Indonesia), Anchorage (U.S.), Dili (Timor-Leste), Haikou (China), Kalymnos (Greece) and Milikapiti (Northern Territory, Australia). The five friendship cities include Honolulu (U.S.), Santa Cruz-Galapagos (Ecuador), Qingdao (China), Yuexiu District and Guangzhou (China). A strategic partnership City of Shenzhen, China and a potential Friendship City Denpasar, Indonesia. The total population of these cities is around 35 million.
The education service providers, tourism businesses, and international oriented businesses are invited to promote the services and products to its 13 Sister/Friendship Cities. The businesses' offer and demand information will be built into the City of Darwin's corporate website into a Business Directory page. It will be available to the public for free in June 2021.
If you missed the Round 1 invitation, you can still register to attend the Stage two event. Please register via the below link before 1 November 2021.
The Stage Two of the Expo aims to tailor the cities' needs, develop an Expo platform and design a customised event program. The actual online event will be held on 22 and 23 June 2022. City of Darwin will develop a customised platform and activities to suit the city governments and businesses' needs based on the participants' information received before 3 May 2021.
The government officials and international keynote speakers will be invited to participate in this event and the exhibitors who can promote their products and services online at the event dates.
More details will be announced when closer to the date.