Brisbane's Sister City - Auckland

Brisbane's Sister City relationship with Auckland was established in 1988 and the Sister City Agreement was signed in 1988 to coincide with Auckland City Council’s visit to the World Expo ’88 in Brisbane. The agreement aims to foster sporting, educational and social exchanges, as well as developing the existing links of tourism and trade.

On this page you can find general information about Auckland, as well as download a key facts and opportunity sectors fact sheet.

Auckland city is a key commercial, manufacturing and financial centre. The city’s economy accounts for approximately half of the region’s production. The major industries are:

  • business/financial services
  • manufacturing
  • retail/wholesale trade
  • education and training
  • digital and technology
  • food and agribusiness.

About Auckland 


  • is home to 1.6 million people, accounting for more than one-third of New Zealand’s population
  • generates 38% of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product
  • ranked highly for innovation and liveability globally
  • is built on a volcanic field or more than 53 volcanoes. Most of these are now extinct and have become popular recreation spots.

Auckland has a large cosmopolitan community. The cultural diversity of more than 200 ethnicities is reflected in the wide variety of businesses, local cuisine, community festivals, education programs and entertainment options. 

Key facts and opportunity sectors


For more information visit the Auckland Sister Cities website.

Last updated: 8 May 2019