Jesus has called us to love our neighbours, to be His Neighbourhood Prayer Watch.

Watch and Prayer (Matthew 26:41, Luke 21:34-36, Ephesians 6:10-19, 1 Peter 4:7-11)

When two or three locals pray in agreement – Jesus is present to release His Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit in our neighbourhoods. (Mark 12:29, Luke 10:1-23, Matthew 18:20, Romans 14:7)

This is a Quick Overview: What can you do?

Will you partner with God prayer & evangelism to awaken and bless your neighbourhood or suburb as part of your local city or shire area?

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land…'” Ezekial 22:29-30

Jesus’ plan was not for “church” as we know it but for His local “ecclesia” – who will pray for and release the governmental authority of Jesus’ kingdom in their area. Jesus is awakening His people to be His ecclesia – his local kingdom authority representatives to pray for His will to be done and His kingdom reign come in our local cities – local neighbourhoods; to share the gospel with those around us and to collaborate in compassionate social transformation. Jesus is turning our hearts to love each other as His family and to love our neighbours as we have been loved. Our local cities will see the light when we are one and let Jesus’ love shine through us.

We hear God calling us to arise as God’s representatives in our local municipal areas. In this paper we use an inclusive Biblical term, “local city” to refer to these local municipal councils, shires and territories. Although we are using “local city” for simplicity, be alert to recognise the emergent watchmen and leaders of a “neighbourhood”, “village” or a “suburb” within your local city.

This is Jesus’ strategy from Luke 10 so it can be applied everywhere – until the gospel of Jesus Christ reaches every people group to the ends of the earth!

In applying this paper we are focusing on Australia and the other nations who make up the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit, because we believe we have a unique destiny as One.

Do  you know the physical and spiritual needs of your neighbours in your municipal area? At the end of this paper you will find Australia’s 546 Local Council City/Shire Areas and 7 Offshore Territories. Also New Zealand local territorial authorities and off shore territories. And South Pacific Nations – including some administrative territories. We welcome your input to complete this list.

Do you know the local leaders who God has appointed to connect the body of Christ to pray for and reach out to your local city? Local village, suburban or local watchmen and leaders are arising but may not yet be recognised. Pray you will recognise God’s anointed  leaders and align with God’s people in prayer for your local city or your local part of it.

Local city watchmen and leaders are Kingdom minded and marked by the humility, servanthood and character of Christ. Many of the emerging leaders are under 35! Many are women. Many are not in denominational or congregational appointment as priests or pastors.

Local city leaders are servants of the body of Christ in a designated territory, (rather than, or at least in addition to shepherding a local congregation.)  Local city  leaders will communicate with and connect others from across the body of Christ – often exhibiting the supportive characteristics of a loving father. 

Often you will first see the emergence of local watchmen – who operate as prophetic intercessors with governmental authority. Godly watchmen watch God. Their focus is on their King and the workings of His governmental reign. Often they will battle for God’s government to be mirrored our government, His righteousness, His justice. They work with heaven to help deliver the supernatural kingdom of God into the natural realm of earth- so we see Jesus’ Kingdom established on earth. 

When God’s whole local apostolic team of leaders emerge, they will work with the watchmen  – together apostolically, prophetically and evangelistically, to teach, shepherd and equip the local body of Christ for mission. 

We have used the term “body of Christ” to refer to the “one church” in a region. But the body of Christ includes only those who are connected to the Head, Jesus. So the body of Christ is those who are One in Christ and of One Spirit, led by the Spirit of Jesus. Realistically this will not be not everyone who identifies as “Christian” or who attends a local church in your local city. Jesus prayed that we would be “one” as He and the Father are one. Being “One in Christ” is a higher goal than religious  and political “church unity.” This frees us from delay and compromise.

Let’s flow as One with the Spirit of Jesus Christ to spread God’s love and purpose in our local communities! Then many will see Jesus and be drawn to Him!

“Take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit- sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers.” Ephesians 6:17-18


  1. Spend some time praying over the local city areas listed at the end of this paper.
  2. Are you a watchman or  leader over a specific village, suburb or local city? Are you called to help connect the body of Christ to pray and to reach out to the people of your municipality? Read this 2019 Word, Arise and Take Your Place at the Gates.
  3. Will you join ongoing, united prayer for the harvest in your part of your local city – praying for harvest workers, souls and social transformation? Will you pray for and engage with others to impact your local city council & local community, businesses & services? Will you pray for and engage with others on behalf of your local state and federal government members and their State and Federal values, laws, policies and services? Pray you discern who God has called you to pray with. 
  4. See: List below: Local Government Areas across the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit – Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Nations.
  5. See: Neighbourhood Prayer Watch in the Victorian LGA’s.
  6. See: AN ARMY ARISING: A 2020 MOVE OF GOD IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, Love Your Neigbours and PIPES: Overflowing Blessing to our Neighbours, Regions and Nations

Summary of Fuller Content below:

  • Why pray for your local city?
  • Why focus on local cities?
  • Why identify leaders who connect prayer in your local city?
  • Why is Partners in Prayer & Evangelism (PIPES) issuing this call?
  • Who connects others to pray for your local city?
  • List of Australia’s (546) Local Council Areas and (7) Offshore Territories

volunteer with arm raised at sunsetWhy pray for your local city?

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”  Jeremiah 29:7 ESV

In 1747 Jonathan Edwards summed up the First Great Awakening and stirred the Second, in his publication, “An humble attempt to promote explicit agreement and visible union of God’s people in extraordinary prayer for the revival of religion and the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on earth, pursuant to Scripture-promises and prophecies concerning the last time.”  As his primary text, he used Zechariah’s call for the citizens of cities to pray, Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, ‘It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come People, and the Inhabitants of many Cities; and the Inhabitants of one City shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of Hosts: I will go also. Yea, many People and strong Nations shall come to seek the LORD of Hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.’” Zechariah 8:20-22 KJV

Visualise this in our time through this Word from Brian Mills, (UK, 2017)

“I will bring a great and glorious move of My Holy Spirit. It is imminent. When your hearts break open to Me, I will break open the heavens over you! You will see with your eyes what I can do even in the darkness that seems to prevail around you. Nothing will hinder My strong arm as I penetrate darkness with My Spirit. Even as I brought the city of Nineveh to repentance and conversion, so I will blanket entire cities with My glory! Believe and you will see! The move of My Spirit means that all things are possible. Watch what I will do with media, for they will broadcast to the nations the miracles of My hand. The Son of Glory will yet be famous again for His mighty works!

Praying men and women will partner with worshippers to bring an atmosphere over the cities. One city will remain in darkness while another will burst forth with light, life, and love! Am I not more than enough to do this? Many have longed to see what your eyes will soon witness. A hunger for My presence will consume you as I blanket cities with My glory.

Ask of Me, and I will give you cities of the nations as your inheritance! Ask in faith, knowing that there is no such thing as impossibility to Me! I will bring healing. And a river of salvation will flow in the cities of your nation.” 

Why focus on local cities?

There is a reason why you live where you do. “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.” Acts 17:26-27 ESV

When we pray for our local city, Jesus’ words suddenly become grounded and applied.  A local city focus gives us a simple definition of who our neighbour is. Our neighbour are real people, who are hurting and lost. The challenge to love our neighbours can help us recognise our resistance to following Jesus is real. Our knowledge of the gospel needs to get real and our use of God’s gifts need to be real so we become salt and light. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 Our focus on local cities immediately centres us on praying for harvest workers and souls to be saved. (Matthew 18:14)

In restoring his city, Nehemiah had the people rebuild the broken walls near their houses. (Nehemiah 2) Jesus said we are to love our neighbour (Mark 12:31) and make disciples (Matthew 28:19) and specified how to pray and see His kingdom come to a local area.  (Luke 10:1-37)

Simple logic begs local churches to link with each other as one  – for the sake of our local cities. “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:21 Local cities need local churches to love one another and pray together with Christ in our midst so we become light in our world. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Local cities need local churches to release the people of God – to prayer walk our immediate neighbourhoods; to gather with neighbours as local houses of prayer and for local congregations to love each other and function as Jesus’ one church in our local area. There is great power when two or three local groups and congregations pray for their local city together and declare through prayer and public voice, their agreement with God’s will for their city. “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:19-20

As the ‘one’ church in our local city we need local mobilisation and strategies for sharing the good news of who Jesus is and all He offers. These are examples of local disciple equipping available in Australia:,

We need to prepare, as the one church in our local city, for the imminent wave of converts who will need discipling. To relate effectively and authentically relate to and disciple new followers of Jesus, we urgently need to adapt some of the ways we do ‘church’.

5 Steps to Transformation is a related paper that describes a progressive sequence of strategies for cultivating prayer for local cities and an extensive reference list of city transformation literature. Together, as the one church in our local city we can discern and implement God’s unique strategy for transforming our local cities into alignment with His kingdom purpose for us.  Local cities experience transformation when local churches recognise they have mutual spiritual authority and responsibility to pray for their shared territory and discern their individual and collaborative parts in God’s local plan for how to serve and reach the local people with God’s love and the good news of the gospel.

We have focused this call to focus on local cities across Australia because local council areas are easily recognisable territories, with relatively stable boundaries, intentional population distribution and distinct characteristics. [See list below] Local councils are our closest tier of government – dealing with local issues. It is easy to gain local data on municipalities (from Wikipedia, council websites, census data, National Church Life Survey, historical societies etc). A focus on local cities makes for easy access for gatherings and and to maintain local relationships through local schools, coffee houses, churches, pastor’s networks etc. Local cities gather us as local community at celebratory events (Australia Day – welcoming immigrants and commemorating citizen awards, National Day of Prayer & Fasting, ANZAC, Easter, Thanks Day, NAIDOC, Remembrance Day, Christmas carols etc)

What begins locally – impacts broadly. (Acts 1:8) “After this, the church all over Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a season of peace. The congregations grew larger and larger, with the believers being empowered and encouraged by the Holy Spirit. They worshiped God in wonder and awe and walked in the fear of the Lord.” Acts 9:31 TPT

Why identify team leaders who connect prayer & outreach in your local city?

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land, so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” Ezekiel 22:30 ESV

Your recognition of your local apostolic team leaders will help you shift from a personal or local church focus  – to praying for the community  around you. Our Father’s heart is for the lost, perishing around us. (Matthew 18:14)

Local apostolic team leaders serve across the body of Christ rather than within local church or denominational structures. They can help us discern and act upon Jesus’ kingdom purposes, priorities and strategies for our local area. Like the trumpeter on Nehemiah’s wall, these leaders help communicate what the watchmen are discerning.

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People who connect us in prayer are like the knots in the net. Knots bring together, connects, shapes and strengthens the separate parts – so the harvest is held and the points scored! Collaboration can move forward cohesively if local apostolic team leader are recognised (known, chosen based on relationship, trusted) as the person who can help people initiate or join local prayer, evangelism and transformation teams. They can contribute to the  organisation of times of local united prayer, discernment & worship. See: Tips from Andrew Scarborough on how to host this.

Local apostolic team leaders can help identify needs and stimulate mutual discernment about the historic influences and God’s purposed destiny for the local community, gifts, assets and God’s strategy to see His kingdom reign there.

Local ecclesia can represent Jesus in your neighbourhood or local city – to build relationship with the local Council and attend council meetings so they are aware of local issues, needs, decisions and plans, and can support the local apostolic team to pray for the Council, the local State and Federal government representatives, and discern  God’s strategy for serving local populations in their council area. Apostolic team leaders can help the One Church become a welcome, influential presence in their community.

God’s local ecclesia are led by the Holy Spirit to implement God’s vision for their local city. These are spiritual watchmen who watch over and guard the “gates” of the local city – and pray for God’s governance and against the schemes of the enemy that may seek to infiltrate. By “gates” we mean the entry points to the city. This includes entry via roads, railway stations and airports but also includes the gates of the social spheres of government, business education etc – and the entry of legislation, ideological strongholds, town planning, business investment & employment, immigrants, new church plants, fresh moves of God.

“Elders” at the gate include apostles, prophets, shepherds, evangelists, teacher from across the body of Christ. They may be serving as pastors, intercessors and leaders of government, business, education (etc). They may not yet be formally recognised as “neighbourhood or city elders” but you will recognise them if you look for the humble, faithful, loving spiritual fathers & mothers who are working together to build the kingdom in their local region. Local city gatekeepers recognise each other and build relationships through Spirit-led connections, local pastor’s fellowship, Christian gatherings or networks etc. Local elders are drawn together by Jesus’ love for His Church in the local city and our Father’s heart for the local people. Many young leaders (under 35 years) are being raised by God with an eldership calling over regions.  Many of these are already shepherding God’s movements among young people.

Why is Partners in Prayer & Evangelism (PIPES) issuing this call?

We have felt God’s call to help raise prayer in local areas across Australia but recently there is a sense of urgent momentum to release harvest workers to share the gospel and disciple the followers of Jesus. We are seeing evidence of local and global awakening.

As PIPES, we simply connect people to God, their Source so they can overflow His love to their neighbours. We help connect the parts so we function as the body of Christ under Jesus’ Headship, to bring glory to the Father. Together we will fulfill the greatest commandments and the great commission of Jesus!

We are simply heralding a call to disciples of Jesus to recognise and build relationship with those God has called and positioned as His ecclesia. They will not be appointed by PIPES or work for PIPES. They will be called by God to serve the Lord and connect His body in prayer & evangelism local areas. We are inviting you to wait on the Lord and recognise what the Father is doing amongst you now. If you’d to discuss this, contact us: Sue Tinworth

Who connects others to pray for your local city?

There are many different kinds of local city prayer leaders. We have listed some of these to help you recognise what may be happening in your local area:

  1.  Local Watchmen teams and Intercessor groups, with people from across the body of Christ, pray for their local city/municipality/region. They are crucial faithful forerunners, who God uses to awaken the Church and prepare the way. Often they are unrecognised and are serving God’s purposes in a local city where united prayer and city gatekeepers have not yet formed.

We honour watchmen teams and intercessory groups and invite their leaders to register at So groups can be easily found on the website, identify your group with the name of the municipality and a term that describes you. e.g. “City of Whitehorse Intercessors” . Include the name and email address of your pastor.

We say, “the more prayer the better” and so hope you will see multiple prayer leaders and groups in your local city. You can look for other locals on the map or by searching on the web for your council by name. Please contact each other, learn each other’s specific focus & function, pray for each other and collaborate as God leads. If there are no prayer groups in your area – then start one! See 5 Steps to Transformation.

  1. Local ecclesia from multiple congregations pray together for their local city. Sometimes the person who mobilises local congregations to pray together is a pastor of one of these local churches or someone the pastor appoints. There is great power when the body of Christ pray together for Jesus’ awakening, for harvest workers and souls to be saved in their municipality and across Australia.

“Praying together” has many forms:

  • People prayer walking assigned blocks in their neighbourhoods – in a strategy that covers the area around their church or across the local city in prayer every week.
  • Prayer & worship gatherings – e.g. quarterly or annually See: Regional Awakenings
  • Shared prayer points. These points could be generic, seasonal or specific to God’s strategy to address local city destiny.
  • Connecting night and day prayer over the area. This can be done for a specific day or become 24/7 continuous prayer– with 31 local churches or groups each hosting one day and night of prayer each month. See examples in Step 3: Community Prayer in 5 Steps to Transformation.

We invite recognised prayer leaders who are connecting local congregations from multiple churches in one area to pray together, to register at Title your group with the name of the municipality and a description e.g. “City of Whitehorse Churches Praying Together.”  Include the name and email address of your pastor/local city elder. Registering will help you find other congregations who may join you in praying for your local city.

  1. Local apostolic team leaders will help connect local groups and congregations to pray together. They may  identify a coordinating person who connects prayer in the local city and ask that person to register at If you have the support of a group of local gatekeepers – please indicate this in your title, e.g. “Maroondah Local City Elders: Prayer Coordinator.” Include the name and email address of one of these gatekeepers.
  1. Leaders coordinate prayer for all kinds of territories and people groups. We have chosen the term “local cities” as a consistent way to list areas needing prayer, but God raises prayer in smaller and larger territories. Some of you connect prayer in your nation, state, citywide or suburb, town, neighbourhood or in specific spheres (government, schools) or for specific people groups (Indigenous people, Israel). Some may do this as part of a prayer or ministry network. There will be more than multiple coordinating prayer in a local city.List of Australia’s 546 Local Government Areas and 7 Offshore Territories
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2.  Albury City Council NSW
3. Armidale Regional Council NSW
4. Ballina Shire Council NSW
5. Balranald Shire Council NSW
6. Bathurst Regional Council NSW
7. Bayside Council NSW
8.  Bega Valley Shire Council NSW
9.  Bellingen Shire Council NSW
10. Berrigan Shire Council NSW
11.  Blacktown City Council NSW
12. Bland Shire Council NSW
13.  Blayney Shire Council NSW
14. Blue Mountains City Council NSW
15. Bogan Shire Council NSW
16. Bourke Shire Council NSW
17. Brewarrina Shire Council NSW
18. Broken Hill City Council NSW
19.  Burwood Council NSW
20.  Byron Shire Council NSW
21.   Cabonne Council NSW
22.   Camden Council NSW
23. Campbelltown City Council NSW
24. Canterbury-Bankstown Council NSW
25. Carrathool Shire Council NSW
26. Central Coast Council NSW
27. Central Darling Shire Council NSW
28. Cessnock City Council NSW
29. City of Canada Bay Council NSW
30. City of Parramatta Council NSW
31.  City of Ryde Council NSW
32.  City of Sydney Council NSW
33.  Clarence Valley Council NSW
34.  Cobar Shire Council NSW
35.  Coffs Harbour City Council NSW
36.  Coolamon Shire Council NSW
37.  Coonamble Shire Council NSW
38. Cootamundra-Gundagai Council NSW
39.        Cowra Council NSW
40.        Cumberland Council NSW
41.        Dubbo Regional Council NSW
42.        Dungog Shire Council NSW
43.        Edward River Council NSW
44.        Eurobodalla Shire Council NSW
45.        Fairfield City Council NSW
46.        Federation Council NSW
47.        Forbes Shire Council NSW
48.        Georges River Council NSW
49.        Gilgandra Shire Council NSW
50.        Glen Innes Severn Council NSW
51.        Goulburn Mulwaree Council NSW
52. Greater Hume Shire Council NSW
53.        Griffith City Council NSW
54.        Gunnedah Shire Council NSW
55.        Gwydir Shire Council NSW
56.        Hawkesbury City Council NSW
57.        Hay Shire Council NSW
58.        Hilltops Council NSW
59.        Hornsby Shire Council NSW
60.        Hunter’s Hill Council NSW
61.        Inner West Council NSW
62.        Inverell Shire Council NSW
63.        Junee Shire Council NSW
64.        Kempsey Shire Council NSW
65.        Kiama Municipal Council NSW
66.        Ku-ring-gai Council NSW
67.        Kyogle Council NSW
68.        Lachlan Shire Council NSW
69. Lake Macquarie City Council NSW
70.        Lane Cove Council NSW
71.        Leeton Shire Council NSW
72.        Lismore City Council NSW
73.        Lithgow City Council NSW
74.        Liverpool City Council NSW
75. Liverpool Plains Shire Council NSW
76.        Lockhart Shire Council NSW
77.        Maitland City Council NSW
78.  Mid-Western Regional Council NSW
79.        MidCoast Council NSW
80.        Moree Plains Shire Council NSW
81.        Mosman Municipal Council NSW
82.        Murray River Council NSW
83.        Murrumbidgee Council NSW
84. Muswellbrook Shire Council NSW
85.        Nambucca Shire Council NSW
86.        Narrabri Shire Council NSW
87.        Narrandera Shire Council NSW
88.        Narromine Shire Council NSW
89.        Newcastle City Council NSW
90.        North Sydney Council NSW
91.        Northern Beaches Council NSW
92.        Oberon Council NSW
93.        Orange City Council NSW
94.        Parkes Shire Council NSW
95.        Penrith City Council NSW
96.       Port Macquarie-Hastings
97.        Port Stephens Council NSW
98.       Queanbeyan-Palerang
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99.        Randwick City Council NSW
100.     Richmond Valley Council NSW
101.     Shellharbour City Council NSW
102.     Shoalhaven City Council NSW
103.     Singleton Council NSW
104.    Snowy Monaro Regional                    Council NSW
105.     Snowy Valleys Council NSW
106.     Strathfield Council NSW
107.     Sutherland Shire Council NSW
108.     Tamworth Regional Council NSW
109.     Temora Shire Council NSW
110.     Tenterfield Shire Council NSW
111.     The Hills Shire Council NSW
112.     Tweed Shire Council NSW
113.     Upper Hunter Shire Council NSW
114.     Upper Lachlan Shire
115.     Uralla Shire Council NSW
116.     Wagga Wagga City Council NSW
117.     Walcha Council NSW
118.     Walgett Shire Council NSW
119.     Warren Shire Council NSW
120.   Warrumbungle Shire Council NSW
121.     Waverley Council NSW
122.     Weddin Shire Council NSW
123.     Wentworth Shire Council NSW
124.     Willoughby City Council NSW
125.     Wingecarribee Shire          Council NSW
126.     Wollondilly Shire Council NSW
127.     Wollongong City Council NSW
128.     Woollahra Municipal Council NSW
129.     Yass Valley Council NSW
130.     Alice Springs Town Council NT
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131.     Alyangula NT
132.     Barkly Regional Council NT
133.     Belyuen Community Government Council NT
134.     Central Desert Regional Council NT
135.     Coomalie Community Govmt Council NT
136.     Darwin Rates Act Area (East Arm) NT
137.     Darwin, City of NT
138.     East Arnhem Regional Council NT
139.     Katherine Town Council NT
140.     Litchfield Council NT
141.     MacDonnell Regional Council NT
142.     Nhulunbuy Corporation NT
143.     Palmerston, City of NT
144.     Roper Gulf Regional Council NT
145.     Tiwi Islands Regional Council NT
146.     Unincorporated Top End Region (Finnis-Mary) NT
147.     Victoria Daly Regional Council NT
148.     Wagait Shire Council NT
149.     West Arnhem Regional Council NT
150.     West Daly Regional Council NT
151.     Yulara NT
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152.     Aurukun Shire Council QLD
153.     Balonne Shire Council QLD
154.     Banana Shire Council QLD
155.     Barcaldine Regional Council QLD
156.     Barcoo Shire Council QLD
157.     Blackall-Tambo Regional Council QLD
158.     Boulia Shire Council QLD
159.     Brisbane City Council QLD
160.     Bulloo Shire Council QLD
161.     Bundaberg Regional Council QLD
162.     Burdekin Shire Council QLD
163.     Burke Shire Council QLD
164.     Cairns Regional Council QLD
165.     Carpentaria Shire Council QLD
166.     Cassowary Coast Regional Council QLD
167.     Central Highlands Regional Council QLD
168.     Charters Towers Regional Council QLD
169.     Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
170.     Cloncurry Shire Council QLD
171.     Cook Shire Council QLD
172.     Croydon Shire Council QLD
173.     Diamantina Shire Council QLD
174.     Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
175.     Douglas Shire Council QLD
176.     Etheridge Shire Council QLD
177.     Flinders Shire Council QLD
178.     Fraser Coast Regional Council QLD
179.     Gladstone Regional Council QLD
180.     Gold Coast City Council QLD
181.     Goondiwindi Regional Council QLD
182.     Gympie Regional Council QLD
183.     Hinchinbrook Shire Council QLD
184.     Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
185.     Ipswich City Council QLD
186.     Isaac Regional Council QLD
187.     Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
188.     Livingstone Shire Council QLD
189.     Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
190.     Lockyer Valley Regional Council QLD
191.     Logan City Council QLD
192.     Longreach Regional Council QLD
193.     Mackay Regional Council QLD
194.     Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
195.     Maranoa Regional Council QLD
196.     Mareeba Shire Council QLD
197.     McKinlay Shire Council QLD
198.     Moreton Bay Regional Council QLD
199.     Mornington Shire Council QLD
200.     Mount Isa City Council QLD
201.     Murweh Shire Council QLD
202.     Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
203.     Noosa Shire Council QLD
204.     North Burnett Regional Council QLD
205.     Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council QLD
206.     Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
207.     Paroo Shire Council QLD
208.     Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
209.     Quilpie Shire Council QLD
210.     Redland City Council QLD
211.     Richmond Shire Council QLD
212.     Rockhampton Regional Council QLD
213.     Scenic Rim Regional Council QLD
214.     Somerset Regional Council QLD
215.     South Burnett Regional Council QLD
216.     Southern Downs Regional Council QLD
217. Sunshine Coast Regional Council QLD
218.     Tablelands Regional Council QLD
219.     Toowoomba Regional Council QLD
220.     Torres Shire Council QLD
221.     Torres Strait Island Regional Council QLD
222.     Townsville City Council QLD
223.     Western Downs Regional Council QLD
224.     Whitsunday Regional Council QLD
225.     Winton Shire Council QLD
226.     Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
227.     Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
228.     Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council QLD
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229.     Adelaide Hills Council SA
230.     Adelaide Plains Council SA
231.     Alexandrina Council SA
232.     Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara SA
233.     Barunga West Council SA
234.     Berri Barmera Council SA
235.     Campbelltown City Council SA
236.     City of Adelaide SA
237.     City of Burnside SA
238.     City of Charles Sturt SA
239.     City of Holdfast Bay SA
240.     City of Marion SA
241.     City of Mitcham SA
242.     City of Mount Gambier SA
243.     City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters SA
244.     City of Onkaparinga SA
245.     City of Playford SA
246.     City of Port Adelaide Enfield SA
247.     City of Port Lincoln SA
248.     City of Prospect SA
249.     City of Salisbury SA
250.     City of Tea Tree Gully SA
251.     City of Unley SA
252.     City of Victor Harbor SA
253.     City of West Torrens SA
254.     City of Whyalla SA
255.     Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council SA
256.     Coorong District Council SA
257.     Copper Coast Council SA
258.     Corporation of the Town of Walkerville SA
259.     District Council of Ceduna SA
260.     District Council of Cleve SA
261.     District Council of Coober Pedy SA
262.     District Council of Elliston SA
263.     District Council of Franklin Harbour SA
264.     District Council of Grant SA
265.     District Council of Karoonda East Murray SA
266.     District Council of Kimba SA
267.     District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula SA
268.     District Council of Loxton Waikerie SA
269.     District Council of Mount Remarkable SA
270.     District Council of Orroroo Carrieton SA
271.     District Council of Peterborough SA
272.     District Council of Robe SA
273.     District Council of Streaky Bay SA
274.     District Council of Tumby Bay SA
275.     District Council of Yankalilla SA
276.     Kangaroo Island Council SA
277.     Kingston District Council SA
278.     Light Regional Council SA
279.     Mid Murray Council SA
280.     Mount Barker District Council SA
281.     Municipal Council of Roxby Downs SA
282.     Naracoorte Lucindale Council SA
283.     Northern Areas Council SA
284.     Port Augusta City Council SA
285.     Port Pirie Regional Council SA
286.     Regional Council of Goyder SA
287.     Renmark Paringa Council SA
288.     Southern Mallee District Council SA
289.     Tatiara District Council SA
290.     The Barossa Council SA
291.     The Flinders Ranges Council SA
292.     The Rural City of Murray Bridge SA
293.     Town of Gawler SA
294.     Wakefield Regional Council SA
295.     Wattle Range Council SA
296.     Wudinna District Council SA
297.     Yorke Peninsula Council SA
Watchmen & Leaders Tasmania
298.     Break O’Day TAS
299.     Brighton TAS
300.     Burnie TAS
301.     Central Coast TAS
302.     Central Highlands TAS
303.     Circular Head TAS
304.     Clarence TAS
305.     Derwent Valley TAS
306.     Devonport TAS
307.     Dorset TAS
308.     Flinders TAS
309.     George Town TAS
310.     Glamorgan-Spring Bay TAS
311.     Glenorchy TAS
312.     Hobart TAS
313.     Huon Valley TAS
314.     Kentish TAS
315.     King Island TAS
316.     Kingborough TAS
317.     Latrobe TAS
318.     Launceston TAS
319.     Meander Valley TAS
320.     Northern Midlands TAS
321.     Sorell TAS
322.     Southern Midlands TAS
323.     Tasman TAS
324.     Waratah-Wynyard TAS
325.     West Coast TAS
326.     West Tamar TAS
327.     Alpine Shire Council VIC
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328.     Ararat Rural City Council VIC
329.     Ballarat City Council VIC
330.     Banyule City Council VIC
331.     Bass Coast Shire Council VIC
332.     Baw Baw Shire Council VIC
333.     Bayside City Council VIC
334.     Benalla Rural City Council VIC
335.     Boroondara City Council VIC
336.     Borough of Queenscliffe VIC
337.     Brimbank City Council VIC
338.     Buloke Shire Council VIC
339.     Campaspe Shire Council VIC
340.     Cardinia Shire Council VIC
341.     Casey City Council VIC
342.     Central Goldfields Shire Council VIC
343.     Colac Otway Shire Council VIC
344.     Corangamite Shire Council VIC
345.     Darebin City Council VIC
346.     East Gippsland Shire Council VIC
347.     Frankston City Council VIC
348.     Gannawarra Shire Council VIC
349.     Glen Eira City Council VIC
350.     Glenelg Shire Council VIC
351.     Golden Plains Shire Council VIC
352.     Greater Bendigo City Council VIC
353.     Greater Dandenong City Council VIC
354.     Greater Geelong City Council VIC
355.     Greater Shepparton City Council VIC
356.     Hepburn Shire Council VIC
357.     Hindmarsh Shire Council VIC
358.     Hobsons Bay City Council VIC
359.     Horsham Rural City Council VIC
360.     Hume City Council VIC
361.     Indigo Shire Council VIC
362.     Kingston City Council VIC
363.     Knox City Council VIC
364.     Latrobe City Council VIC
365.     Loddon Shire Council VIC
366.     Macedon Ranges Shire Council VIC
367.     Manningham City Council VIC
368.     Mansfield Shire Council VIC
369.     Maribyrnong City Council VIC
370.     Maroondah City Council VIC
371.     Melbourne City Council VIC
372.     Melton City Council VIC
373.     Mildura Rural City Council VIC
374.     Mitchell Shire Council VIC
375.     Moira Shire Council VIC
376.     Monash City Council VIC
377.     Moonee Valley City Council VIC
378.     Moorabool Shire Council VIC
379.     Moreland City Council VIC
380.     Mornington Peninsula Shire Council VIC
381.     Mount Alexander Shire Council VIC
382.     Moyne Shire Council VIC
383.     Murrindindi Shire Council VIC
384.     Nillumbik Shire Council VIC
385.     Northern Grampians Shire Council VIC
386.     Port Phillip City Council VIC
387.     Pyrenees Shire Council VIC
388.     South Gippsland Shire Council VIC
389.     Southern Grampians Shire Council VIC
390.     Stonnington City Council VIC
391.     Strathbogie Shire Council VIC
392.     Surf Coast Shire Council VIC
393.     Swan Hill Rural City Council VIC
394.     Towong Shire Council VIC
395.     Wangaratta Rural City Council VIC
396.     Warrnambool City Council VIC
397.     Wellington Shire Council VIC
398.     West Wimmera Shire Council VIC
399.     Whitehorse City Council VIC
400.     Whittlesea City Council VIC
401.     Wodonga City Council VIC
402.     Wyndham City Council VIC
403.     Yarra City Council VIC
404.     Yarra Ranges Shire Council VIC
405.     Yarriambiack Shire Council VIC
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Watchmen & Leaders Perth

406.     Albany City Council WA
407.     Albany City Council WA
408.     Armadale City Council WA
409.     Ashburton Shire Council WA
410.     Augusta Margaret River Shire Council WA
411.     Bassendean Town Council WA
412.     Bayswater City Council WA
413.     Belmont City Council WA
414.     Beverley Shire Council WA
415.     Boddington Shire Council WA
416.     Boyup Brook Shire Council WA
417.     Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Council WA
418.     Brookton Shire Council WA
419.     Broome Shire Council WA
420.     Broomehill-Tambellup Shire Council WA
421.     Bruce Rock Shire Council WA
422.     Bunbury City Council WA
423.     Busselton City Council WA
424.     Cambridge Town Council WA
425.     Canning City Council WA
426.     Capel Shire Council WA
427.     Carnamah Shire Council WA
428.     Carnarvon Shire Council WA
429.     Chapman Valley Shire Council WA
430.     Chittering Shire Council WA
431.     Christmas Island Shire Council WA
432.     Claremont Town Council WA
433.     Cockburn City Council WA
434.     Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council WA
435.     Collie Shire Council WA
436.     Coolgardie Shire Council WA
437.     Coorow Shire Council WA
438.     Corrigin Shire Council WA
439.     Cottesloe Town Council WA
440.     Cranbrook Shire Council WA
441.     Cuballing Shire Council WA
442.     Cue Shire Council WA
443.     Cunderdin Shire Council WA
444.     Dalwallinu Shire Council WA
445.     Dandaragan Shire Council WA
446.     Dardanup Shire Council WA
447.     Denmark Shire Council WA
448.     Derby-West Kimberley Shire Council WA
449.     Donnybrook-Balingup Shire Council WA
450.     Dowerin Shire Council WA
451.     Dumbleyung Shire Council WA
452.     Dundas Shire Council WA
453.     East Fremantle Town Council WA
454.     East Pilbara Shire Council WA
455.     Esperance Shire Council WA
456.     Exmouth Shire Council WA
457.     Fremantle City Council WA
458.     Gingin Shire Council WA
459.     Gnowangerup Shire Council WA
460.     Goomalling Shire Council WA
461.     Gosnells City Council WA
462.     Greater Geraldton City Council WA
463.     Halls Creek Shire Council WA
464.     Harvey Shire Council WA
465.     Irwin Shire Council WA
466.     Jerramungup Shire Council WA
467.     Joondalup City Council WA
468.     Kalamunda Shire Council WA
469.     Kalgoorlie-Boulder City Council WA
470.     Karratha City Council WA
471.     Katanning Shire Council WA
472.     Kellerberrin Shire Council WA
473.     Kent Shire Council WA
474.     Kojonup Shire Council WA
475.     Kondinin Shire Council WA
476.     Koorda Shire Council WA
477.     Kulin Shire Council WA
478.     Kwinana City Council WA
479.     Lake Grace Shire Council WA
480.     Laverton Shire Council WA
481.     Leonora Shire Council WA
482.     Mandurah City Council WA
483.     Manjimup Shire Council WA
484.     Meekatharra Shire Council WA
485.     Melville City Council WA
486.     Menzies Shire Council WA
487.     Merredin Shire Council WA
488.     Mingenew Shire Council WA
489.     Moora Shire Council WA
490.     Morawa Shire Council WA
491.     Mosman Park Town Council WA
492.     Mount Magnet Shire Council WA
493.     Mount Marshall Shire Council WA
494.     Mukinbudin Shire Council WA
495.     Mundaring Shire Council WA
496.     Murchison Shire Council WA
497.     Murray Shire Council WA
498.     Nannup Shire Council WA
499.     Narembeen Shire Council WA
500.     Narrogin Shire Council WA
501.     Narrogin Town Council WA
502.     Nedlands City Council WA
503.     Ngaanyatjarraku Shire Council WA
504.     Northam Shire Council WA
505.     Northampton Shire Council WA
506.     Nungarin Shire Council WA
507.     Peppermint Grove Shire Council WA
508.     Perenjori Shire Council WA
509.     Perth City Council WA
510.     Pingelly Shire Council WA
511.     Plantagenet Shire Council WA
512.     Port Hedland Town Council WA
513.     Quairading Shire Council WA
514.     Ravensthorpe Shire Council WA
515.     Rockingham City Council WA
516.     Sandstone Shire Council WA
517.     Serpentine-Jarrahdale Shire Council WA
518.     Shark Bay Shire Council WA
519.     South Perth City Council WA
520.     Stirling City Council WA
521.     Subiaco City Council WA
522.     Swan City Council WA
523.     Tammin Shire Council WA
524.     Three Springs Shire Council WA
525.     Toodyay Shire Council WA
526.     Trayning Shire Council WA
527.     Upper Gascoyne Shire Council WA
528.     Victoria Park Town Council WA
529.     Victoria Plains Shire Council WA
530.     Vincent City Council WA
531.     Wagin Shire Council WA
532.     Wandering Shire Council WA
533.     Wanneroo City Council WA
534.     Waroona Shire Council WA
535.     West Arthur Shire Council WA
536.     Westonia Shire Council WA
537.     Wickepin Shire Council WA
538.     Williams Shire Council WA
539.     Wiluna Shire Council WA
540.     Wongan-Ballidu Shire Council WA
541.     Woodanilling Shire Council WA
542.     Wyalkatchem Shire Council WA
543.     Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire Council WA
544.     Yalgoo Shire Council WA
545.     Yilgarn Shire Council WA
546.     York Shire Council WA
547. Ashmore and Cartier Islands Offshore

Territory of Australia

548.     Australian Antarctic Territory. Offshore Territory of Australia
549.     Christmas Island. Offshore Territory of Australia
550.     Cocos (Keeling) Islands Offshore Territory of Australia
551.     Coral Sea Islands Offshore Territory of Australia
552.     Heard and McDonald Islands Offshore Territory of Australia
553.     Norfolk Island Offshore Territory of Australia

Before we list the municipalities in other South Pacific Nations,  we invite you to consider the calling of God on these nations:

  • Australia – Holiness
    New Zealand – Harmony
    Vanuatu – Unity
    Solomon Islands – Glory, Warfare and Peace
    Cook Islands – Warfare
    Papua New Guinea – Agreement
    Fiji – Judgement
    Tonga – Justice
    Niue – Proclamation
    New Caledonia – Strength
    Samoa – Servanthood
    Tokelau – Praise
    Hawaii – Cleansing

New Zealand’s List of territorial authorities

Name Seat Region(s)2 Island
Far North District Kaikohe Northland North
Whangarei District Whangarei Northland North
Kaipara District Dargaville Northland North
Auckland Auckland unitary authority North
Thames-Coromandel District Thames Waikato North
Hauraki District Paeroa Waikato North
Waikato District Ngaruawahia Waikato North
Matamata-Piako District Te Aroha Waikato North
Hamilton City Hamilton Waikato North
Waipa District Te Awamutu Waikato North
Otorohanga District 8 Otorohanga Waikato North
South Waikato District 11 Tokoroa Waikato North
Waitomo District 7 Te Kuiti Waikato (94.87%)
Manawatu-Wanganui (5.13%)
Taupo District 11 Taupo Waikato (73.74%)
Bay of Plenty (14.31%)
Hawke’s Bay (11.26%)
Manawatu-Wanganui (0.69%)
Western Bay of Plenty District 12 Greerton1 Bay of Plenty North
Tauranga City 11 Tauranga Bay of Plenty North
Rotorua District 11 Rotorua Bay of Plenty (61.52%)
Waikato (38.48%)
Whakatane District 11 Whakatane Bay of Plenty North
Kawerau District 9 Kawerau Bay of Plenty North
Opotiki District 7 Opotiki Bay of Plenty North
Gisborne District 14 Gisborne unitary authority North
Wairoa District 7 Wairoa Hawke’s Bay North
Hastings District 15 Hastings Hawke’s Bay North
Napier City 13 Napier Hawke’s Bay North
Central Hawke’s Bay District 9 Waipawa Hawke’s Bay North
New Plymouth District 15 New Plymouth Taranaki North
Stratford District 11 Stratford Taranaki (68.13%)
Manawatu-Wanganui (31.87%)
South Taranaki District 13 Hawera Taranaki North
Ruapehu District 12 Taumarunui Manawatu-Wanganui North
Whanganui District 13 Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui North
Rangitikei District 12 Marton Manawatu-Wanganui (86.37%)
Hawke’s Bay (13.63%)
Manawatu District 11 Feilding Manawatu-Wanganui North
Palmerston North City 16 Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui North
Tararua District 9 Dannevirke Manawatu-Wanganui (98.42%)
Wellington (1.58%)
Horowhenua District 12 Levin Manawatu-Wanganui North
Kapiti Coast District 11 Paraparaumu Wellington North
Porirua City 11 Porirua Wellington North
Upper Hutt City 11 Upper Hutt Wellington North
Lower Hutt City 13 Lower Hutt Wellington North
Wellington City 15 Wellington Wellington North
Masterton District 11 Masterton Wellington North
Carterton District 9 Carterton Wellington North
South Wairarapa District 10 Martinborough Wellington North
Tasman District 14 Richmond unitary authority South
Nelson City 13 Nelson unitary authority South
Marlborough District 14 Blenheim unitary authority South
Buller District 11 Westport West Coast South
Grey District 9 Greymouth West Coast South
Westland District 9 Hokitika West Coast South
Kaikoura District 8 Kaikoura Canterbury South
Hurunui District 10 Amberley Canterbury South
Waimakariri District 11 Rangiora Canterbury South
Christchurch City 17 Christchurch Canterbury South
Selwyn District 12 Rolleston Canterbury South
Ashburton District 13 Ashburton Canterbury South
Timaru District 10 Timaru Canterbury South
Mackenzie District 7 Fairlie Canterbury South
Waimate District 9 Waimate Canterbury South
Chatham Islands Territory 9 Waitangi unitary authority South
Waitaki District 11 Oamaru Canterbury (59.61%)
Otago (40.39%)
Central Otago District 11 Alexandra Otago South
Queenstown-Lakes District 11 Queenstown Otago South
Dunedin City 15 Dunedin Otago South
Clutha District 15 Balclutha Otago South
Southland District 13 Invercargill Southland South
Gore District 12 Gore Southland South
Invercargill City 13 Invercargill Southland South

New Zealand’s Offshore islands

There are a number of islands where the Minister of Local Government is the territorial authority, two of which have a ‘permanent population and/or permanent buildings and structures.’ The main islands are listed below (population according to 2001 census in parenthesis):

In addition, seven of the nine groups of the New Zealand Outlying Islands are outside of any territorial authority:

South Pacific Islands


This easternmost South Pacific region, which includes Hawaii, counts idyllic Tahiti and mysterious Easter Island among its treasures. Its ocean-going settlers, originally from Southeast Asia, are renowned for their navigation, having survived arduous journeys in dugout canoes as early as 1500 B.C.

French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Comprised of 118 islands, the most celebrated of which is Bora Bora, Tahiti is an independent nation with ties to France. With well- developed tourism on a dozen islands, Tahiti has been luring travelers for five decades with overwater bungalows, French-influenced cuisine, and exotic culture.

The Cook Islands

Lesser-known than neighboring Tahiti, these 15 islands, named for English explorer Captain James Cook and run as a self-governing nation with ties to New Zealand, are home to 19,000 people renowned for their drumming and dancing. Tourists generally visit the main island of Rarotonga and small lagoon-caressed Aitutaki.


This group of nine islands was the first in the Pacific to gain independence from western occupation. Upolu is the main island and tourism hub, but life here is still governed by Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan Way), where family and elders are respected and its 362 villages are presided over by 18,000 matai (chiefs).

American Samoa

Marketed as “Where America’s sunsets,” this U.S. territory, with its singsong capital Pago Pago (on main island Tutuila), consists of five volcanic islands totaling just 76 square miles and a population of 65,000. Its tropical rainforests and marine sanctuaries are superb.


This island kingdom straddles the western side of the International Dateline (Tongans are first to greet the new day) and consists of 176 islands, 52 inhabited. The present king, His Majesty King George Tupou V, has ruled his nation’s 102,000 people since 2006, residing in the capital, Nuku’alofa, on the main island Tongatapu.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Settled by the Polynesians about 1,500 years ago and discovered by the Dutch (on Easter Sunday in 1722, hence the name), this remote 63-square-mile island is home to about 5,000 people and 800 moai, giant stone statues. Owned by Chile, the island offers rugged beauty and a blend of cultures.


Niue is predominantly Polynesian. It is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand; and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations on its behalf. The villages Alofi North and Alofi South together serve as the capital of Niue, Alofi (pop. 614). In the following table, the villages are listed in clockwise sequence.

No. Village Population
(Census 2001)
Pop. Density
Motu (historical tribal area in the north)
1 Makefu 87 17.13 5.1
2 Tuapa 129 12.54 10.3
3 Namukulu 14 1.48 9.5
4 Hikutavake 65 10.17 6.4
5 Toi 31 4.77 6.5
6 Mutalau 133 26.31 5.1
7 Lakepa 88 21.58 4.1
8 Liku 73 41.64 1.8
Tafiti (historical tribal area in the south)
9 Hakupu 227 48.04 4.7
10 Vaiea 62 5.40 11.5
11 Avatele 150 13.99 8.9
12 Tamakautoga 140 11.93 11.7
13 Alofi South 358 46.48 13.2
14 Alofi North 256
Niue 1788 261.46 6.8


These islands, located west of Polynesia and south of Micronesia – among them Fiji and Papua New Guinea – are known for their many ceremonial rituals and customs, elaborate body tattoos and wood-carving techniques.

Papua New Guinea

Adventure-seekers typically have this nation wedged between Australia and Southeast Asia on their must-see list. Covering 182,700 square miles (the eastern half of New Guinea Island and 600 other islands) and home to 5.5 million people (who speak 800 languages – although English is official), it is a prime spot for bird watching and expedition trekking. The capital is Port Moresby.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is a sovereign state consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). The country’s capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal.

Solomon Island Administrative divisions[edit]

For local government, the country is divided into ten administrative areas, of which nine are provinces administered by elected provincial assemblies and the tenth is the capital Honiara, administered by the Honiara Town Council.

# Province Capital Premier Area
census 1999
per km² (2009)
census 2009
1  Central Province Tulagi Patrick Vasuni 615 21,577 42.4 26,051
2  Choiseul Province Taro Island Jackson Kiloe 3,837 20,008 6.9 26,371
3  Guadalcanal Province[1] Honiara Anthony Veke 5,336 60,275 17.5 93,613
4  Isabel Province Buala James Habu 4,136 20,421 6.3 26,158
5  Makira-Ulawa Province Kirakira Stanley Siapu 3,188 31,006 12.7 40,419
6  Malaita Province Auki Peter Ramohia 4,225 122,620 32.6 137,596
7  Rennell and Bellona Province Tigoa George Tuhaika 671 2,377 4.5 3,041
8  Temotu Province Lata Fr. Charles Brown Beu 895 18,912 23.9 21,362
9  Western Province Gizo David Gina 5,475 62,739 14.0 76,649
 Capital Territory Honiara Mua (Mayor) 22 49,107 2,936.8 64,609
Solomon Islands Honiara 28,400 409,042 14.7 515,870

Rennell and Bellona

Santa Cruz Islands


Consisting of 333 islands, this welcoming nation of about 85,000 people – all of whom love to shout their exuberant greeting, “Bula!” every chance they get – is known for its luxurious private-island resorts and superb diving. The main island, Viti Levu, home to the international airport at Nadi, is the hub from which tourists fan out to Vanua Levu and resorts in the pristine Yasawa and Mamanuca islands.


This republic of about 221,000 people is three hours by air from Australia. Its 83 islands are mostly mountainous and are home to several active volcanoes. Vanuatans speak 113 languages, but all celebrate life with a series of rituals and events, making it a fascinating spot to visit. The capital is Port Vila on Efate island.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia (/ˌkælɪˈdniə/FrenchNouvelle-Calédonie)[nb 1] is a special collectivity of France, currently governed under the Nouméa Accord, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, to the south of Vanuatu, about 1,210 km (750 mi) east of Australia and 20,000 km (12,000 mi) from Metropolitan France.[3] The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, and a few remote islets.[4] The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. French people, and especially locals, refer to Grande Terre as Le Caillou (“the pebble”).[5]

New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 km2 (7,172 sq mi) divided into three provinces. The North and South Provinces are located on the New Caledonian mainland, while the Loyalty Islands Province is a series of islands off the mainland.


This northernmost sub-region is comprised of thousands of small (hence the term micro) islands. Best known is the U.S. territory of Guam, but other isles such as Palau and Yap have hidden pleasures (such as incredible dive sites) and eccentric oddities (such as giant stones used as currency).


Member of United Nations. Independent of Great Britian.

3.5 million square kilometres (1.3 million square miles). In terms with its Exclusive Economic Zone in the Pacific, it straddles across all three primary geographic regions; Banaba (Melanesian-Micronesian Border), the Gilbert Islands (Micronesia) and the Line and Phoenix Islands (Polynesia).

Their spread straddles both the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line goes round Kiribati and swings far to the east, almost reaching the 150°W meridian. This brings the Line Islands into the same day as the Kiribati Islands. Kiribati’s easternmost islands, the southern Line Islands, south of Hawaii, have the most advanced time on Earth: UTC+14 hours.


This 212-square-mile island (Micronesia’s largest with 175,000 people) may be a U.S. territory, but its unique Chamorro culture and language is a blend of 300 years of Spanish, Micronesian, Asian and western influences. As Continental Airlines’ South Pacific hub, Guam has excellent airlift and is the region’s melting pot.


Well-known to divers, who claim its waters are some of the planet’s best, this 190-square-mile republic (made up of 340 islands, nine of them inhabited) was featured a few years ago on “Survivor.” Independent since 1994 and home to 20,000 sociable people (two-thirds of whom live in and around the capital Koror), Palau also offers stunning forests, waterfalls, and amazing beaches.


One of four Federated States of Micronesia, Yap is steeped in ancient traditions – most notably its stone money discs and its raucous dancing. Its 11,200 people are shy but welcoming and its diving is excellent (giant manta rays are abundant).


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