We have a strong friendship with the East Timorese district of Viqueque, 195 km southest of Dili.
The relationship was formalised in September 2004 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding providing for ongoing contact and partnerships.
How to be involved
Geelong Friends of Viqueque is a community partnership working with locals on a range of community projects and priorities.
We coordinate the Friends of Viqueque group to promote general awareness of the people of Timor-Leste and to support them through material aid and skills development.
Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools
This active group of Geelong schools encourages partnerships and collaboration with Timor Leste schools to improve primary and secondary education.
We mark East Timorese Independence Day (20 May) with a flag raising ceremony to remember the people who fought and died in the pursuit of independence in 2002.