The Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association is made up of local families who donate their time, effort and enthusiasm to ensure the continued success of the Sister City Agreement between Hobsons Bay and Anjo, Japan.

The Association, with the support of Hobsons Bay City Council, actively promotes the Sister City Relationship and is responsible for the organisation of many exciting events and activities.

Read more about the Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association

Exchange Applications are now closed and will reopen in October 2020 – Visit the Exchange page for more information


An annual Student Exchange Program for Hobsons Bay secondary students


Multimedia from delegations past and present

Writing Competition

A Japanese writing competition for Hobsons Bay secondary students

Introducing the 2020 Delegation

Congratulations to the Chaperone and Students  selected for the 2020 Exchange: Chaperone:        Paula Morgan   Students:             Naomi Charter (Williamstown High) Daniel Whitfort (Emmanuel College) Benjamin Risk (Altona College) Sibella Paksoy...

2019 Delegation

Congratulations to the 2019 Delegation

2019 Writing Competition Winner

Congratulations to Tamsyn Buckle, winner of the 2019 writing competition winner.

Message from the Mayor

In October 1988, the former City of Altona (now the City of Hobsons Bay) established a sister city agreement with the City of Anjo in Japan.

Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association

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

Contact Us

Email: hbifa_secretary@outlook.com
President - Joy Martin 0407 523 483

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