Sister Cities aims to develop meaningful and long term links with cities and communities in other countries; to achieve a greater level of international understanding and goodwill between peoples; and to share economic, community, cultural and social interaction.
Sister Cities relationships
- Oyama - Japan
- Minami (formerly Hiwasa) Japan
- Riga - Latvia
- Sidney - British Columbia, Canada
- Lae - Papua New Guinea
- Scottsdale - USA
- Zhanjiang - China
Delegations to Cairns
Cairns Regional Council welcomes delegates from around the world who wish to explore our region and the vast array of opportunities it presents.
Do you or your group seek to visit Cairns Regional Council for purposes relating to Sister City relationship, trade and investment, or technical knowledge sharing? Please complete and submit our online application form at least one (1) month prior to your visit to the Cairns region. We will assess your application and, if accepted, make appropriate arrangements.
Cairns Says Hello video
Cairns Says Hello is a short video presentation, commissioned by the Sister Cities Advisory Committee, showcasing the city of Cairns and our way of life. Read more about it or watch the video on YouTube.
Sister Cities photo gallery
You can view photos of our Sister Cities in the galleries below:
- Gallery: Oyama - Japan
- Gallery: Minami - Japan
- Gallery: Riga - Latvia
- Gallery: Sidney - British Columbia, Canada
- Gallery: Lae - New Guinea
- Gallery: Scottsdale - USA
- Gallery: Zhanjiang - China
Sister Cities Advisory Committee
Council's Sister Cities program is managed by the Sister Cities Advisory Committee. This Advisory Committee provides recommendations to Council and contributes to the on-going development and maintenance of Council's Sister Cities relationships.