Perth is the only Australian capital city on the Indian Ocean Rim.
Sailing activity on the Swan River

Recent Activities

The City of Perth regularly engages with international visitors to our city, whether they be visiting student groups, potential investors or foreign dignitaries.

  • Medtech and Pharma Sector Webinar

    Realising Opportunities in Asia for WA’s Medtech and Pharma Sector, Webinar June 2020

    In June, the City of Perth partnered with Asialink Business to deliver a webinar looking at the opportunities in Asia, with a focus on Indonesia and India, for Western Australia’s medtech and pharma sectors.
  • Perth Kagoshima

    Perth-Kagoshima Sister City 45th Anniversary January 2020

    In January 2020, the City hosted Mayor Hiroyuki Mori, Mayor of Kagoshima City, and a delegation from Kagoshima City to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between our two cities. In addition to taking part in civic events, the delegation visited and were introduced to Australian and Japanese companies and organisations active in the Perth-Japan relationship.
  • asia pac

    Asia-Pac Super Splash December 2019

    The City of Perth hosted youth participants for a Welcome Reception on the eve of the inaugural Asia Pac Super Splash in December 2019. Hosted by Swimming WA, the Super Splash was a two-day international swimming competition with participants from countries such as China, Malaysia and Singapore competing against Australian swimmers.
  • MENA

    Middle East North Africa (MENA) Connection Seminar November 2019

    The Perth-leg of the MENA Connection Seminars, a collaboration between Austrade and the Australia-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI), took place at Council House in November 2019. Featuring presentations by MENA-based Ambassadors, Trade Commissioners and firms, the seminar discussed opportunities for Australian companies and organisations in the MENA region.
  • Lord Mayor City of London Sept 2019

    Lord Mayor of the City of London Visit September 2019

    The Commissioners of the City of Perth, in cooperation with the Committee for Perth and the Department for International Trade at the British Consulate Perth, hosted a business breakfast in honour of the Rt. Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Peter Estlin.
  • Activating Asia August 2019

    Activating Asia: Converting Opportunities to Outcomes August 2019

    Hosted by the City of Perth, this event brought together an esteemed panel to launch and discuss Activating Asia, a new thought leadership report by Asialink Business.
  • ACELS 2019

    Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit July 2019

    80 of Australia and China's future leaders were welcome by the City of Perth's Deputy Chair Commissioner, Ms Gaye McMath to Perth for the first ever Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit to be held in Western Australia. Photos provided by ACELS.
  • Taipei Government Visit

    Department of Cultural Affairs - Taipei City Government Visit July 2019

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of our Friendship City relationship, The City of Perth and the Taipei City Government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore and promote interaction in arts and culture.
  • CQTV Interview with Minister Tinley

    Chongqing-Perth Media Visit Program June 2019

    The City of Perth, in cooperation with the Australian Consulate-General in Chengdu, welcomed a group of journalists from Chongqing – a Municipality of 30+ million people in Southwest China – to Perth to promote Perth and Western Australia as an ideal study, tourism and investment destination.
  • Sichuan Media Visit 2018 - with Comm McMath

    Sichuan-Australia Media Visit Program May-June 2018

    Organised by the City of Perth and Australian Consulate General in Chengdu, the inaugural Sichuan Australia Media Visit Program was a huge success generating millions of views across multiple platforms.

  • Leveraging Sister City Relationships 2018

    State of the Nation – China: Leveraging Sister City Relationships July 2018

    Organised by the City of Perth and Asialink Business, this event aimed to provide local Perth businesses with a guide as to how they can leverage Sister City relationships to achieve outcomes.

  • Denpasar City Government

    Visit by the Mayor of Denpasar, promoting Perth’s innovation ecosystem, November 2018

    During this visit, the Cities of Perth and Denpasar identified collaborative initiatives that will foster the exchange of skills, knowledge, trade opportunities and resources within the innovation and start-up industries of each respective city.

  • Seocho Kings Park

    Seocho-Perth 10th Sister City Anniversary November 2018

    In celebration of our 10-year Friendship City Anniversary, the City of Perth welcomed the Mrs Eun-Hee Cho, Mayor of Seocho and a delegation from the Seocho Government to Perth to take part in anniversary celebrations and meet with Perth stakeholders.

Internationally Connected

The City of Perth is committed to being an active member of the international community and as such maintains involvement in a variety of international organisations and programs as well as with our Sister and Friendship Cities.

With established government and business contacts in a variety of cities the City of Perth's Sister City program acts as a gateway to new markets providing trade, investment and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Contact the City of Perth to learn more about how your organisation can engage with our international networks.

The City of Perth's
Friendship and Sister Cities

  • Chengdu

    Chengdu and Perth signed a Sister City agreement in 2012. Key focus areas for the relationship include reciprocal education exchanges, tourism promotion and innovation.

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    Night View of Jin River and Anshun Bridge, Chengdu - China
  • Houston

    Houston and Perth signed a Sister City agreement in 1984. The relationship is based on similarities between the cities as resource and energy hubs and as founding members of the World Energy Cities Partnership.

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  • Kagoshima

    Kagoshima is Perth’s oldest Sister City, with the relationship established in 1974. Key focus areas for the relationship include education institution and student exchanges.

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    Kagoshima, Japan
  • Megisti-Kastellorizo

    Megisti-Kastellorizo and Perth signed a Sister City agreement in 1984. The relationship is based on historical migration.

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    Kastellorizo (Megisti Meis) Greece
  • Nanjing

    Nanjing and Perth established a Sister City relationship in 1998. Focus areas for the relationship include reciprocal education and cultural exchanges.

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    Nanjing, China
  • Perth, Scotland

    Perth, Scotland and Perth signed a Charter of Mutual Friendship in 2006. The relationship is based on our shared name.

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    Perth, Scotland
  • Rhodes

    Rhodes and Perth established a Sister City relationship in 1984. The relationship is based on historical migration.

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  • San Diego

    San Diego and Perth entered into a Sister City agreement in 1987. The relationship is based on a shared coastal lifestyle as well as maritime and healthcare industries.

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    San Diego, California
  • Seocho

    Seocho and Perth signed a Charter of Mutual Friendship in 2008. Focus areas for the relationship include reciprocal education and cultural exchanges.

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    Seocho Korea
  • Taipei

    Taipei and Perth established a Charter of Mutual Friendship in 1999. Key focus areas for the relationship include an annual curatorial exchange and developing innovative industries.

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  • Vasto

    Vasto and Perth signed a Sister City agreement in 1989. The relationship is based on key linkages between the Perth business community and Vasto.

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    Vasto, Italy

World Energy Cities Partnership

Established in 1995, the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) is a non-profit organisation whose member cities are globally recognised as international energy capitals.


The WECP primarily serves to facilitate business-to-business interaction, partnerships in energy-related activities, and the sharing of industry knowledge, contacts, and experiences, while providing a worldwide network of industry support services and resources.


As a founding member of the WECP, Perth has long been a knowledge and innovation centre of the global energy industry, and is the leading resources and energy city in the Indo-Pacific region. With our well-established credentials in the resources and energy industry, Perth is the perfect place to set up your business.


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World Energy Cities Partnership


World Energy Cities Partnership Members

Aberdeen, Scotland

Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Calgary, Canada

Cape Town, South Africa

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Daqing, P.R. China

Dongying, P.R. China

Barranquilla, Colombia

Esbjerg, Denmark

Halifax, Canada

Houston, USA

Karamay, P.R. China

Luanda, Angola

Perth, Australia

Kobe, Japan

St. John’s, Canada

Stavanger, Norway

Villahermosa, Mexico

International Business Associations

A range of local and international business chambers and councils operate in Western Australia and are here to help your business set up, relocate, grow and thrive in Perth. These organisations also provide access to business and social activities relating to the country or region they represent.

American Chamber of Commerce in AustraliaArab Chamber of Commerce & IndustryAustralian British Chamber of Commerce in AustraliaAustralia China Business Council WAAustralia India Business Council WAAustralia Indonesia Business CouncilAustralia Israel Chamber of CommerceAustralia Korea Business CouncilHong Kong Australia Business Association WAFrench Australian Chamber of CommerceJapan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in PerthWestern Australia Singapore Business ConnectItalian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Australia - PerthWestern Australia Singapore Business ConnectWestern Australia Vietnam Business CouncilChina Chamber of Commerce in Australia (WA Branch)

Other Useful Associations

A supportive network of local, government and non-government agencies are here to help facilitate your smooth transition to conducting business in Perth.


WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion and development of the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors in Western Australia.

WA Small Business Development Corporation

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is an independent statutory authority established to facilitate and assist the migration, establishment, growth and development of small business in Western Australia.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has been the voice of business in WA for more than 125 years. With more than 9000 members from across all regions and industries, their mission is to make it easier to do business in this state and ensure that WA is a place where businesses of all shapes and sizes can succeed.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they: develop international markets and promote international education, win productive foreign direct investment, strengthen Australia’s tourism industry and seek consular and passport services.

Asialink Business

Asialink Business is the National Centre for Asia capability, supporting organisations to engage with Asia through capability development programs, research and information, and public forums and events. Working across all sectors of the economy, we design and deliver impactful solutions tailored to our clients’ niche Asian growth needs. Our expertise covers all Asian economies and includes extensive experience assisting organisations enter, grow and expand their business with Asia.