Global Friendship activities

Sister City Relationship with Ako City Japan formed in April 1997

A sister city relationship is a formal, long term relationship based on diverse linkages between the two cities – including cultural, educational, tourism, sporting and business links. The relationship requires a high degree of commitment on both sides, as well as the active involvement of the Global Friendship Committee and Working Parties.


Friendly City Relationship with Kota Kinabalu Malaysia formed in 2006

A friendly city relationship is less formal than a sister city relationship and it generally has a lower profile. It is likely to be a long term relationship, but the level of community support and involvement is not as high and the number of links may be more restricted than a sister city relationship. For example, the purpose may be for only a particular sporting event held on an annual basis.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the sister city relationship between the City of Rockingham and the City of Ako we have created an e-book community contributions and photos of past visits and events.