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.
- Darwin International Virtual Trade Show 2022
The Darwin International Virtual Trade Show 2022 is a part of the City of Darwin's Sister City Program which aims to enhance cultural and economic exchange and promote mutual understanding between Darwin and its Sister and Friendship cities.
This event started with the development of a Business Directory as Stage 1 in 2020. The current listed businesses are from Darwin and our sister/friendship cities across various sectors including tourism, manufacturing, retail, education, and energy. For details, please go to International Expo - Discover Darwin.
Darwin International Virtual Trade Show 2022 is a two-day online program hosted by City of Darwin. It aims to encourage businesses and organisations from Darwin and its Sister and Friendship cities to create relationships and opportunities worldwide. The two-day live session will include online presentations and workshops with topics covering, for example, Mayoral presentations, tourism, education, migration, business, and investment. The Trade Show will be free for public participants from Ambon, Anchorage, Dili, Haikou, Kalymnos, Milikapiti, Denpasar, Guangzhou, Honolulu, Qingdao, and Santa Cruz.
Event Date (Darwin time zone)
8.00 am - 6.00 pm Wednesday 22 June 2022
8.00 am - 6.00 pm Thursday 23 June 2022
For Business/organisation exhibitors
The business and organisation exhibitors from Darwin and its sister and friendship cities are invited to set up a virtual booth to promote their business, products, and services. The exhibitors will have the opportunity to connect and explore relationships with other businesses and organisations on the events dates and for 30 days post-event.
Limited spots are available, please register your interest now at Darwin International Virtual Trade Show. The application is closed on COB Friday 29 April 2022.
For Darwin cultural performance groups
We strongly encourage performance groups from Darwin to submit a video of their performances, ie dance and music, for inclusion in the Trade Show to showcase our multiculturalism. Please send your video through firstname.lastname@example.org
For Public attendees
Please register through Darwin International Virtual Trade Show and join us on the event dates.
For Translation Ambassadors
City of Darwin is calling for the translation ambassadors to provide volunteer translation services for the exhibitors at the event dates. The bilingual language required are Mandarin, Greek, Bahasa, Spanish and English.
More information of this event, please go to Darwin International Virtual Trade Show
- Parallel Hearts
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 2021.
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Caring for Country
- Kalymnos and Darwin Language Scholarship Program
City of Darwin’s Sister Cities Program has for many years supported local language competitions for a range of languages from our Sister Cities and promotes the Sister City Program targets students.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Darwin and Kalymnos in 2022, City of Darwin is pleased to deliver an English and Greek language scholarship program, which will encourage the students in Darwin to study Greek and students in Kalymnos to study English.
The Kalymnos and Darwin Language Scholarship Program will allow high school students from both Darwin and Kalymnos to apply for AU$500 cash each to continue the study of the Greek/English and related professional development activities.
Kalymnos is Darwin’s first sister city established on 28 July 1982, Darwin has an established Greek Community dating back to the early 19th century and booming in the 1950s when post-war immigrants arrived in Darwin and worked as sponge divers. Much of the Greek community in Darwin is from Kalymnos. Kalymnos is 300km from southeast of Athens. There is a total of 3,216 people from Greece in Darwin as per the 2021 census based on ancestry, which is ranked as the Top 8 of the dominant groups in Darwin.