Toowoomba Regional Council has three Sister City relationships:
The purpose of these relationships is not only to enhance cultural exchange between the cities, but to also to promote and foster strong business opportunities.
As a result of these relationships, Toowoomba hosts several delegations throughout the year. By bringing school students, business people and international visitors to the city, our community is much richer for the experience.
Some significant milestones for all Toowoomba's Sister City relationships were marked in 2011.
To find out more about Toowoomba's Sister Cities and enhance your own cultural understanding, visit the websites of these cities:
Toowoomba Regional Council has a strong history of international partnerships through sister city connections. Over the years our sister city relationships have provided Toowoomba region with the opportunity to share each other's cultures, build friendships, learn from each other, opportunity for business development and provided the city with an economic benefit. It is through continuing to grow these relationships and the development of new ones that the people of the Toowoomba region will see our city grow.
The International Relations Strategy is Council's key strategic document to guide the development of international relationships that promote Toowoomba Regional Council as an internationally connected region, leveraging global networks to enhance urban, economic and social development.
This strategy delivers a vision for the Toowoomba region to be recognised as:
"A dynamic region whose communities embrace the benefits and opportunities enabled through participation in a diverse network of global partnerships."
The three symbolic elements on the Sister City symbol are indicative of Toowoomba’s three sister cities relationships:
Cherry Blossom (Japan) – National floral emblem of Japan
Silver Fern (New Zealand) - national floral emblem of New Zealand
Hibiscus Syriacus (Rose of Sharon) (Korea) – national floral emblem of Korea