Brisbane Sister Cities

Brisbane City Council works closely with local and international agencies and organisations to leverage our sister city relationships to maximise the best possible business outcomes. By working strategically with all levels of government, business and other peak industry bodies, we negotiate real economic outcomes for Brisbane residents and businesses.

Brisbane's Sister City - Abu Dhabi

A Sister City Agreement between Brisbane and Abu Dhabi was signed by the Lord Mayor in Abu Dhabi on 2 February 2009. 

Brisbane's Sister City - Auckland

Brisbane's Sister City relationship with Auckland was established 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.

Brisbane's Sister City - Chongqing

The 2005 Asia Pacific Cities Summit was hosted by Chongqing, People’s Republic of China, where the signing of the Brisbane-Chongqing Sister City Agreement occurred. 

Brisbane's Sister City - Daejeon

A Memorandum of Understanding between Brisbane and Daejeon was signed in Brisbane in March 2001. This relationship was formalised in Daejeon on 17 June 2002 with the signing of an official Sister City Agreement. 

Brisbane's Sister City - Hyderabad

On 5 October 2010, Brisbane and Ipswich signed a world-first tripartite Sister City agreement with the Indian city of Hyderabad. This will deliver economic benefits at home and abroad.

Brisbane's Sister City - Kaohsiung

Brisbane’s long-standing Sister City relationship with Kaohsiung, Taiwan, continues to deliver economic and social benefits to both cities.

Brisbane's Sister City - Kobe

The signing of the Brisbane-Kobe Sister City Agreement in 1985 marked Brisbane’s first Sister City relationship. Since this date both cities have worked to strengthen the relationship through civic, cultural and business events.   

Brisbane's Sister City - Semarang

Brisbane's Sister City relationship with Semarang, the capital city of Central Java, was established in 1993.

Brisbane's Sister City - Shenzhen

The Sister City relationship between Brisbane and Shenzhen is significant and long-standing, having been formalised in 1992. The relationship is currently focussing on economic cooperation and mutual business development opportunities.

Sister Cities Steering Committee

The Brisbane Sister Cities Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing Brisbane’s Sister City Program and ensuring that Sister City relationships allow Brisbane companies to take advantage of business and trade opportunities and enhance relationships. 


Events and opportunities in Brisbane's sister cities

Find a list of major events and activities taking place in 2018 in Brisbane's nine sister cities as well as how you can discuss with Council your interest in participating in any of these events. 

Brisbane's Sister Cities map

Find out more about Brisbane's Sister Cities by clicking on the map below or the table above.

Stylised map with lines linking Brisbane to each sister city listed on page.

SemarangAucklandKobeDaejeonKaohsiungShenzhenChongqingHyderabadAbu Dhabi