Neighbourhood Prayer Watch: Why? Who?

See also: Neighbourhood Prayer Watch: Where? How?

This is a Quick Overview:

Why Neighbourhood Prayer Watch?

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)

Who is needed? 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 who 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.

“He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out the workers into his harvest. Go! I am sending you…” Luke 10:2-3

Jesus’ neighbourhood strategy from Luke 10 is still perfect. Jesus sends us to find the person of peace who can host neighbourhood prayer in their home with their family, friends and neighbours, so they will continue long after we have moved to another area. Pray the gospel of Jesus Christ soon reaches every people group to the end of the earth! In this paper we focus on Australia and the other nations who make up the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit. At the end of this paper you will find Australia’s 546 Local Council City/Shire Areas and 7 Offshore Territories and those in New Zealand and some South Pacific Nations.
We welcome your input to add components to this list. Write to me:

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 God will raise anointed  leaders who gather God’s people in prayer for your local city or your local part of it.

Prayer watchmen 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. They are servants of the body of Christ in a designated territory, broader than a local congregation. They will communicate with and connect others from across the body of Christ with the supportive characteristics of a loving father or mother, who raise spiritual sons and daughter above themselves. 

Pray for the emerging 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 apostolic team of leaders emerge, they will work with the watchmen – 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.” Focussing on Christ and moving as one in his leading frees us from delay and compromise. This thought is developed in a paper, The Glory of God: Light in Darkness. Oneness is a sovereign gift of God that is manifest in His glory, as we behold and enter and walk in the glory of His Holy Presence. 

I…pray…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me…that they may behold My glory… John 17:20-24 NKJV

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!


  1. Spend some time praying over the local city areas listed at the end of this paper.
  2. Are you a prayer watchman in 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?
    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? 
    We pray you discern who God has called you to pray with. You are welcome to contact me:
  3. A related paper, Pray4Vic: Neighbourhood Prayer Watch Where? How? was developed to help people Pray4Victoria but can be adapted to equip watchmen to pray for God’s Victory in any part of the world?
  4. See at the end of this paper [below]: Prayer List of Local Government Areas across the Great Southlands of the Holy Spirit – Australia, New Zealand and some Pacific Nations.
    Pray the Kingdom of Heaven will saturate these people, land, neighbourhoods, cities and nations.
    Pray for the Godly leaders who are emerging to mobilise prayer watch in these nations, capital cities and neighbourhoods.
  5. More: AN ARMY ARISING: A 2020 MOVE OF GOD IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, Love Your Neighbours and PIPES: Overflowing Blessing to our Neighbours, Regions and Nations.
    Read this 2019 Word, Arise and Take Your Place at the Gates.
    Great Word: Rhema Trayner Regional Hubs & Establishing Ekklesia

Summary of Fuller Content below:

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

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Why 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 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 to 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 will 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

“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

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 say, “the more prayer the better” and so hope you find multiple prayer leaders and groups in your local city. But if there are no prayer groups in your area – then start one! See 5 Steps to Transformation.

2. Leaders coordinate prayer for all kinds of territories and people groups. In this strategy we focus on “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 are multiple coordinating prayer leaders, groups and movements in a local city.

3. Local ecclesia from multiple congregations pray together for their local city as the Holy Spirit leads. 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 or worship 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.

    4. Local apostolic team leaders will help connect local groups and congregations to pray together and reach out to their neighbours.

    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.




Pray for the Godly leaders who are emerging to mobilise prayer watch in these nations, cities neighbourhoods. This list includes Australia’s 546 Local Government Areas and 7 Offshore Territories and those in New Zealand and some South Pacific Nations.

Local Government Areas


Apostolic Prayer Watchmen Teams
Australian Capital Territory & Canberra


Australia’s Federal Government

ACT   Hilary Moroney, C-HoP
  Jamie Pryor, Parliamentary Prayer team



Robyn Butt, Aglow Prayer
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 Council NSW  
97. Port Stephens Council NSW  
98. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council NSW  
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 Council NSW  
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  

 Northern Territory


130.     Alice Springs Town Council               NT

Sharon Lowah, I AM HoP
131.     Alyangula NT  
132.     Barkly Regional Council NT  
133.     Belyuen Community Government Council NT  
134.     Central Desert Regional Council NT  
135.     Coomalie Community Government 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 Ikuntji Aboriginal Australian Community: Forgiveness Cross on Memory Mountain at Haast Bluff 
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  





Annie Cathcart

Wesley Leake

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 Roy Funu
218.     Tablelands Regional Council QLD  
219.     Toowoomba Regional Council QLD Annie Cathcart
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  

Watchmen Leaders for SA
Watchmen Leaders for Adelaide


Shiree Lind AHOPFAN
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  Shiree Lind AHOPFAN HoP
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  



Anthea Patterson & Tassie Watch


Tim Crawshaw – Parliament…

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  



Sue Tinworth & PIPES Team
 Melbourne                                              Ps Victor Soo, City Pastors Prayer Fellowship 
                                                                 Sue Tinworth & PIPES Team
                                                                 Luke & Sally Van Der Wielen, Clarion Call
328.     Ararat Rural City Council VIC  
329.     Ballarat City Council VIC

Ruth Webb, Tabernacle of David

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

Ps Mark Whitby…

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 Stairway & church network…
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 The Sanctuary
405.     Yarriambiack Shire Council VIC  



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

Place Watchmen Leaders Seat         Region(s)2 Island
Far North District   Kaikohe         Northland North Island
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 Island
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 Island Nations:


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.

Recognising Bougainville



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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