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 OPEN for the 2023 Delegation – 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

News from Anjo, Huntington Beach and Denmark

Covid-19 may have put our exchange program on hold temporarily but our relationships with our sister cities have never been stronger.  Click on Sister City News to see what our sister cities have been up to.  Scroll down to see the English translation.  Happy reading!...

Winners of the 2020 Japanese Writing Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Jimmy Kaye Japanese Writing Competition: Arrifa Nasarudin - Year 12  Westbourne Grammar - Prize money $350 Enakshi Fuloria - Year 11- Mount St. Joseph Girls' College - Prize money $250. Our winners are usually  presented...

2020 Student Delegation – Coronavirus Update

Concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have prompted the Association to postpone the 2020 Student Exchange to Anjo until next year.  The selected students and their adult group leader, pictured here at the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival held at...

Introducing the 2020 Delegation

Congratulations to the Chaperone and Students  selected for the 2020 Exchange. This year students from eight secondary schools applied to represent Hobsons Bay as delegates to our sister city, Anjo which is in Japan’s prefecture of Aichi. Aichi is also the sister...

2019 Delegation

Congratulations to the 2019 Delegation

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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