Matsudo Week

Celebrating the continued friendship with Whitehorse City Council's sister city the City of Matsudo.

In 1969, the Mayor of Box Hill, the late Cr Ron Gleghorn, initiated discussion between the Japanese Consulate and the Australian Embassy, to establish a Sister City relationship. The result was the formation of a relationship with the City of Matsudo, Japan.

The former Box Hill Council was the first municipality in the state of Victoria, and one of the first in Australia, to establish a Sister City link with a Japanese city. Our Whitehorse-Matsudo Sister City relationship is the longest running Victorian sister city relationship, and one of the longest running in Australia. 

Celebrate Matsudo

We have exciting workshops and events planned to celebrate our sister city relationship with Matsudo Japan.