The Australian Embassy proudly presents Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) 2018! Now in its third year, FSAI has been expanded to four cities: Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar and Makassar.

In the news

  • At The Interpreter, Hugh Wyndham revisits the 1972 seabed boundary negotiations between Australia and Indonesia.
  • With resilient GDP growth, is 2018 going to be the best year for Indonesia? ANZ thinks that the best is yet to come for loan markets, check out the analysis in fun charts here.
  • Is Indonesia a strategic threat or partner for Australia? CSIS senior researcher Evan Laksmana writes his analysis on Indonesia’s strategic trajectory in recent years and how Australia and Indonesia can leverage their relationship into a strategic partnership.
  • Hardline Islamic groups offer appealing narratives to Muslims whose aspirations for social mobility are disappointed by the realities of Indonesia’s development, write Vedi Hadiz and Inaya Rakhmani in East Asia Forum.
  • Read Jewel Topsfield’s farewell letter as she concludes her role as Indonesia correspondent for Fairfax Media and reminisces her fondest memories reporting the country.
  • Check out the finalists for this year’s Australia Indonesia Awards! The winner in Food, Culture, and Research categories will be announced at the Awards Presentation Night in Sydney on 10 March.


  • Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, 25 – 28 January – Don’t miss out this year’s Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia. Enjoy the free screenings and Q&A with the movie directors in select cities.
  • Canberra, 22 January – Come and see the free Angklung: The Sound of Bamboe musical concert at the Pop Up Village near Melville Hall, ANU.
  • Sydney and Melbourne, 6 – 12 February – Check out series of Making Connections: the Bundengan of Wonosobo events filled with music exploration, instrument-building, and cross-cultural communities.


  • Join AIYA Victoria! The chapter is looking for members to fill in 7 executive positions. Read more about the job descriptions here and apply here.
  • Based in Bandung and keen on joining the executive of AIYA Jawa Barat? Contact Clarice Campbell at [email protected] with an expression of interest about joining the committee by 21 January 2018. Help bring AIYA to one of the most exciting parts of Indonesia and to boost AIYA’s presence in the province.
  • Calling AIYA Jakarta Members! The Australian Embassy in Jakarta are seeking volunteers to assist in facilitating a workshop at the upcoming Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum on 1 February 2018. This Forum focusses on building new areas of cooperation to connect Australia with Indonesia’s digital economy. Volunteer opportunities are open to AIYA Members only. Please send your expression of interest by email to and [email protected] by midnight on Thursday, 25 January 2018. Not an AIYA Member yet? Sign up now!
  • Applications for the 2018 Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award are now open. The Award supports one Australian journalist and one Indonesian journalist to undertake an exchange visit of up to two weeks to strengthen the mutual understanding and appreciation of both countries. Apply before January 22.
  • Check out experiential learning trip in Bali and Lombok this April organised by CERES Global. The trip will focus on building friendships with organisations and groups involved in marine protection with a particular emphasis on plastic waste in our oceans.
  • Check out the applications for Hamer Scholarships this year! The scholarships offer the opportunity for language study and cultural engagement with dynamic markets such as Indonesia.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.


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