Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association

Sister Cities with the City of Anjo, Japan 安城市 – Since 1988

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Altona Bay Festival!

What a beautiful day for the ALTONA BAY FESTIVAL 2013. Parade kicks off at 5:30PM, come along and support our delegation! #FUNINTHESUN — HBIFA (@HBIFA) March 22, 2013


Students Madison Cassie, Samuel Penfold, Brigitte Tattersall  & Emma Thomas and chaperone Michael Hick were successfully chosen to represent the Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association in the 2013 student exchange to Anjo, Japan. As the delegates make preparations for their eagerly awaited trip in August, I had a chance to catch up with them to learn a bit  about this …Continue reading →

Website Under Construction

Hey Everyone! Just a quick note to let you all know that there’s some works going on around the site. Please be patient and bear with us while we get things up and running again, it won’t be long!

Exchange Fun 2012

Check out some of the photos taken by the exchange students  on the 2012 exchange trip between Anjo City & Hobsons Bay! If you haven’t already, click on to “More Info” below.


Application forms are now available for Hobsons Bay Students & Residents to apply for exchange with Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association in 2013!  とてもかっこいい! You can now apply for exchange as either a student or chaperon for the 2013 exchange program. Both forms can be found below: 2013 Student Application Form 2013 Chaperon Application Form Remember that the closing date …Continue reading →

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2013/14 Exchange Details – Coming Soon!

みなさん、こんにちは! Just a quick note to let all prospective Students & Chaperones that the details for the 2013/2014 exchange will be released shortly, so keep your eyes on this space!

English to Japanese Dictionary

こんにちは to all our Japanese visitors. There are a couple of features built into the website to assist in translation from English to Japanese! First off, you can translate the entire site by clicking on the Australian or Japanese flag in the sidebar area: A new English to Japanese Dictionary has also been added which you can access by clicking …Continue reading →

こんにちは – Konnichiwa!

You’ve arrived at the website containing information about the Sister City relationship between Hobsons Bay and Anjo, a city in Japan. It includes information about this Sister City relationship, the Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association and the events and activities the Association organises. If you’re interested in making friends, having fun and exploring Japanese culture, then read on, we might …Continue reading →

Welcome to the Website!

Welcome to the official Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association Website! The site is currently under construction, so check back in shortly!



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