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Outbound Delegation 2023

The 15 students and two leaders were honoured to be farewelled by Campbelltown Council at a mayoral reception on Wednesday 13 September. The group delivered the first display of their song, dance and theatre performance which they will also deliver several times in Japan. The group has been preparing for the trip since early July. The group departed Sydney on ANA on Sunday 24 September at 855pm and arrived in Tokyo Monday morning at 530am and then had a big day exploring before being introduced to their host families in Koshigaya that evening.
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Image 1 - Departure Day 24/9/2023
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Another 7 Images added 4/10/2023. These images are numbered 14 to 20 in slide show on front page
After arriving safely in Japan, the Koshigaya International Association met the group and took them by bus to the Imperial Palace, Yokohama Noodle musuem and to Koshigaya before being met by their host families.

Join the student delegation to Japan

Applications have now closed to join the student delegation to Japan

Sunday 24 September to Saturday 7 October 2023

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Apply as a student to join the delegation

The student delegation will leave Sydney during the upcoming September/October 2023 school holidays. The delegation will depart Sydney on Sunday 24 September 2023 on ANA flight NH880 at 20:55 (8:55pm), arriving into Tokyo (Haneda Airport) at 05:35 (5:35am) on Monday 25 September 2023. The delegation will depart Tokyo (Haneda Airport) on Friday 6 October 2023 on ANA flight NH879 at 22:20 (10:20pm), arriving into Sydney at 09:55 (9:55am) on Saturday 07 October 2023. 15 students travel to Koshigaya with the student delegation accompanies and supervised by 2 adult leaders.

To be eligible to apply students must:

1. Live in the Campbelltown City Council local government area.

2. Be aged 14 to 18 and still at school at the time the delegation departs Sydney.

Applications close at 5.30pm on Friday 26 May 2023 

Please download and print off the application form and accompanying information.

We encourage students to apply for this unique and life changing experience as part of the Campbelltown-Koshigaya sister cities program.

For Parents/Guardians

This year will be the 36th trip to Koshigaya. We have successfully taken 35 student groups to Koshigaya and parents/guardians can be assured the groups are well organised, and the Koshigaya International Association provides a comprehensive program for our students while they are in Japan.

The two leaders from Campbelltown accompany the students throughout the trip.

There is a well-developed and proven program. The students take part in a preparation / orientation program starting several months before the trip, coming together regularly on Friday evenings and some Saturdays. The Association provides an orientation program to make sure the students are ready for their trip – bonding together as a group, learning about culture and language.

The first meeting brings together the students as well as their parent/s or guardian/s for a welcome and orientation session.

In Japan, the students travel to Koshigaya from Tokyo Airport in a bus and are introduced to their host family, which has been carefully selected by the Koshigaya International Association. Each morning Monday to Friday, the students gather at a central point around 8am and spend each day with the whole group, visiting sights and taking part in activities. In the evening the students return to the meeting point and are collected by the host family.

On the weekend the host family has the student for the two days and they arrange activities for the family and the student.

The group returns together from Tokyo on their way back to Sydney.

If you need any further information please contact Secretary, Veronica on 0417 780 422 or email

Trailer Gets a Makeover

The Association’s trailer has been given a makeover. The trailer was built in 2014 by students at Wetherill Park TAFE. With the 40th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Campbelltown and Koshigaya being celebrated in 2024, the trailer recognises that important milestone in a very colourful way.

The trailer is used to transport luggage when delegations visit Campbelltown, for their excursions to Canberra and other locations and to transport the marketing material and canopy for displays the Association attends throughout the year.

Many thanks to Campbelltown Council’s design and signage team for doing a great job making the trailer really visually appealing.

Host A Student In July

Host Families needed for 15 students from Japan in July 2023


The Campbelltown - Koshigaya Sister Cities Association will host a delegation of 15 students from Koshigaya for their visit to Campbelltown for 10 days from Thursday 27 July to Sunday 6 August 2023. This is the first delegation since 2019, before Covid stopped the visits from both countries. The students are aged between 13 and 14 and are carefully selected for the trip by the Koshigaya education and city officials.

  • We are looking for families to host one or two students for the duration of their trip.
  • If you have space at your residence where one or more students can stay in a welcoming and safe environment, we would welcome an application from you to be a host family.
  • You don’t need to have children of the same age to be able to host.

From Monday to Friday the Campbelltown - Koshigaya Sister Cities Association provides daily activities for the students. The host families have the students on the weekends and can plan activities for that time.

Each of the students looks forward to experiencing the Aussie way of life.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to form new friendships and also learn about another culture.

The application form to host a student is at the bottom of this page. Please download the form, complete and return it.

If you need any further information please contact Secretary, Veronica on 0417 780 422 or email

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