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  • Look no further for a recap of the AIBC conference 2018, available here both in English and Bahasa! Enhance your understanding of the future Australia-Indonesia relationship under the IA-CEPA, an important talking point throughout the three-day conference.


  • Bandung, 23 November – Come along to the Australia Awards Information Session from 3-5pm at UNPAR, to hear advice from past AAS alumni. Check out the Facebook event for more details!
  • Canberra, 25 November – Say goodbye to your fellow AIYA ACT mates before the busy Xmas and New Year period with a game of lawn bowls. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before, there will be people to teach you. Price is $8 for students and $18 for adults. Event details available here.
  • Kupang, 24 November – Join the team’s weekly LX at the Aussie Banget Corner at Undana from 10am!
  • Melbourne, 21 November – AIYA Victoria LX @ RMIT Swanston Academic Building 80, from 6pm.
  • Melbourne, 27 November – Learn something new at University of Melbourne’s free public lecture entitled ‘Creative Collaboration and Collectivity in the Asia Pacific Region’, from 6:15pm.
  • Melbourne, 30 November – The TAFE Victoria Real Day Out (RDO) with Study Melbourne provides an opportunity for Victorian TAFE international students across Melbourne to gain introductions to employers, learn about current and future jobs, and develop an understanding of where industry sectors and careers are headed. The event is open to any international student currently enrolled at a Victorian TAFE and is FREE. Learn more about the day!
  • Bendigo, 25 December – The AIYEP Participants are putting on a cultural performance to say thank you to Bendigo, the regional host city for AIYEP 2018/19. Come along to the Garden of the Future and watch them perform!
  • Perth, 24 December – The ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival is coming to Perth! Hear from winner of the animated film category, Radheya Jegatheva. It starts at 6pm, don’t miss out!
  • Perth, 28 November – AsiaLink Business is hosting Pitching to Asian Investors Workshop, an opportunity for local businesses to build the critical skills and capabilities required to engage more effectively with Asian markets. The event is free but registration is essential.
  • Sydney, 25 November – What’s the current population of Kalimantan Island? Can you guess the singer of this Indonesian pop music? Come along to AIYA NSW Malam Trivia 2018 and test your most random knowledge on Australia and Indonesia! Bring your friends along and create a super Indo-Aussie trivia team to win exciting prizes. What are you waiting for!? Register here.
  • Newcastle, 30 November – For the first time, Corethics in Newcastle are hosting a ReelOzInd! Film Festival Screening, from 5:30pm. Grab a ticket here! There are more screenings of the festival taking place throughout Australia and Indonesia until the end of the year. Check out the festival tour dates to find a screening near you!
  • Sydney, 10 December – With the upcoming 2019 Indonesian residential and legislative elections, UNSW’s public lecture entitled, The Law & Politics of Elections in Indonesia: Possibility, Prospects & Challenges is something you won’t want to miss!
  • Yogyakarta, 27 November – Get active with AIYA Yogyakarta team at their weekly game of futsal from 5 – 7pm. NO SKILLS REQUIRED – just come, have fun and make new friends. Check out their Instagram for details.
  • Yogyakarta, 28 November – Join AIYA Yogyakarta for their fortnightly games of bulu tangkis (badminton!) Follow their Instagram for details.
  • Yogyakarta, 29 November – Join the team for their basketball ball game! Check out their Instagram for more details.


  • AIYA Jakarta is recruiting 2019 Committee Members for the roles of Treasurer, Secretary, Professional Programs Officer & Education Officer. If you’re interested in joining the AIYA Jakarta Chapter as a committee member, sign yourself up by 11:59pm, 28 November (Jakarta time). Just don’t forget to attach your CV. Learn more here.
  • TAFE Victoria are seeking students to work on a large TAFE international student event to be held on Friday 30 November 2018 in the CBD – TAFE Victoria Real Day Out. There are two opportunities for employment on the day and you can register interest for one or both (local and international student employees most welcome). To register your interest or for further information, contact: [email protected], addressed to ‘Real Day Out’.
  • The WEA Sydney provides Indonesian Beginners Courses for adults and is located 5 minutes walk from Townhall Station. It’s perfect for those with no previous knowledge of Indonesian language and who wish to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Sign up for the next course, commencing early February!
  • The 2018 – 2019 Short Film Competition for the 14th Indonesian Film Festival has begun. The competition is open to all public from the 5th of November 2018 until the 3rd of March 2019. This year’s theme will explore “The Unknown”. Show off your creativity and skills, and get the chance to win a grand prize of AUD $750! For more information regarding competition rules and regulation, head to their website.
  • Are you an Indonesian Australia Award Awardee currently studying in Australia? Apply for the prestigious Hadi Soesastro Prize, for the opportunity to receive an additional $25,000 to enhance your study experience. Apply before 30 November. Get more info here!
  • The Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholarship offers an Australian official, officer, student, or recent graduate an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the work of two leading think tanks, the Lowy Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, and close 5pm, Friday 19 April 2019. Find out more here!
  • Saksara Research and Australian State Government are working together to investigate the perceptions and experiences of Indonesian students studying in Australia. Complete their online survey that usually only takes 5-7 mins and you can win AUD$500. Don’t forget to forward this to all your Indonesian friends in Australia.
  • Researchers from Loyola Marymount University, California Lutheran University and Arhus University are looking into understanding how expats work together with local host country employees. Check out the survey here to share your experience in Indonesia or Australia and contact [email protected] for any questions.
  • Want to host a pop-up ReelOzInd! Film Festival Screening? Choose any date within the Festival period (running until 31 December 2018) and register your event. Contact [email protected] to register.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

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