Photo: ‘The Seen and Unseen’ is one of the films to be featured at FSAI 2019.

Running from 14 – 31 March in Indonesia, Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) once again showcases the best films of Australia and Indonesia. Event details below.

Selamat menikmati Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) 2019!

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  • Jakarta, Mataram, Makassar, Bandung & Surabaya, 14 – 31 March – Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (#FSAI2019) is coming. Various genres of Australian and Indonesian feature films will be screened. And for the first time, FSAI 2019 presents a selection of short films featured at Flickerfest, Australia’s leading competitive short film festival. Tickets are gratis! Head to the event page to purchase yours.
  • Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne, 26, 27, 28 March – The Lowy Institute is hosting, ‘Indonesia’s elections: democracy on trial’ in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne. Join eminent Indonesian political expert Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, and Director of Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Project Ben Bland, for a discussion on the elections, the state of democracy in Indonesia, and the implications for Indonesia’s international relations. Click on the relevant city for event details and register your interest!
  • Adelaide, 24 March – AIYA SA will go hiking at Brownhill Creek from 10am. Follow their FB page for more details.
  • Adelaide, 26 March – Join AIYA SA for LX at Bedford Park from 5:30pm!
  • Canberra, March 2 – 21 – The Indonesian Student Association (PPIA) ACT are holding FREE Angklung (traditional Indonesian instrument) and Jaipong (traditional dance) classes at the Indonesian Embassy every Saturday from 9-11am (4 FREE classes in total). Registration has now been extended to AIYA members. To register, contact one of the three names on the information poster here.
  • Canberra, March 22 –  Come along to Nusa Tenggara Association’s (NTA) 2019 “FUN-D” RAISING DINNER” at 6:30 pm to help raise funds to tackle poverty and malnutrition in the poor farming communities of eastern Indonesia. Guest speaker is Prof Budy P. Resosudarmo. The dinner will also feature a silent auction, raffle and entertainment. Tickets: $60 each, tables of 10 are very welcome! Purchase your ticket!
  • Castlemaine (Victoria), 25 – 27 March – Abdi Karya’s motto is “Don’t think. Feel.” The performance artist, theatre-maker and cultural manager from Makassar, Indonesia, has created a truly tactile performance for the Castlemaine State Festival. Learn more about Abdi Karya and purchase your ticket here.
  • Darwin, 20 March – AIBC NT and the Consul General are hosting a Business Breakfast Meeting to discuss an update on the opportunities now Australia and Indonesia have formally signed the IA-CEPA Agreement, together with an update on the Arafura Games. Registration is essential. Please register by 18 March.
  • Jakarta, TODAY Language Exchange is on again from 7pm at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. See you there!
  • Kupang, 16 March – AIYA East Indo-Kupang is going to hold an English Language Training Assistance (ELTA) Program Sharing Session at Aussie Banget Corner, Nusa Cendana University from 11am onwards.
  • Melbourne, 13 March Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
  • Perth, 18 March Join AIYA WA at their ‘Politics, Power and Predictions: The Road to the Indonesian Presidential Election’ event this Monday. Tickets are free but please register as seats are limited!
  • Sydney, 21 March – Back by popular demand, AIYA NSW and PPIA, University of Sydney is hosting Malam Karier 2019 (Indonesian Careers Night 2019), Future Thinking, Now at the University of Sydney from 6-9pm. Get your tickets here!
  • Sydney, 23 March – Attend ‘SUPERMENTOR SYDNEY: PREPARE YOURSELF FOR AN EXPONENTIAL FUTURE’ and listen to inspiring talks from Bima Arya – Mayor of Bogor; Peter F. Gontha – Ambassador of Indonesia to Poland (2014 – 2019) and other esteemed guests. The event is FREE – Register now (RSVP Required)!
  • Sydney, 23 March – Spectacular Eastern Indonesia highlights the vibrant dance and rich musical traditions from the Eastern Region of Indonesia including the well-loved dance, the poco poco. It also features West Papua dancers who are performing for the first time in Australia. As well as award-winning musician, Yopi Latul. Tickets are extremely limited so reserve yours today via Eventbrite.
  • Yogyakarta, 17 March – Feel like going for a jog? Join AIYA Yogya from 6.30AM @ Wisdom Park, UGM for some early morning exercise.
  • Yogyakarta, 19 March – AIYA Yogya will host RRI Pro 2 Futsal from 5 – 7pm every Tuesday. It is 15k for members and 20k for non-members. Check out the video and see how fun was the last futsal night was! #YukOlahraga!
  • Yogyakarta, 20 March – Come along to AIYA Yogyakarta’s LX from 6.30PM @ AoA Resto & Creative Space.  


  • AIYA National is seeking a new Partnerships Officer! Read the position description here. To apply before midnight 18 March 2019, please send your current CV to Sam Shlansky (Director of Partnerships and Memberships) at [email protected] along with a short cover letter responding to the questions outlined in the position description.
  • Monash University (Caufield) is seeking a PAIR Program Officer. PAIR is the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s DFAT-funded collaborative research program. For more information on the position and how to apply, click here. Applications close 25 March 2019.
  • Volunteers required! FBBI 2019 is the Festival Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia 2019 and aims to celebrate and share Indonesian language and culture with high-school students across Victoria. The need volunteers to present at the four workshops being held from March – May across Warrnambool, Wodonga, Melbourne City or Clayton. To register your interest, click here.
  • Saksara Research is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified graduates to join its field research team in East Java (Surabaya based). Research Assistant positions are for a one month contract, with the possibility for an extension. Information about how to apply for this opportunity is available in the position description.
  • Nominations for the 2019 Australia Indonesia Awards are open until 31 March 2019. Name a hardworking person you know who is committed to building Australia Indonesia relations. Categories this year are, women’s sport, technology/training and arts & entertainment. Nominate someone here.
  • Applications for internships at the Australian Embassy Indonesia are now open.  The Embassy welcome applications from Australian and Indonesian postgraduate students to undertake an internship for an 8 week period from 1 July to 23 August 2019. Applications close on Sunday 17 March 2019.
  • Applications for the Hamer Scholarships are now open! They offer Victorians the opportunity of a 5-6 month intensive in-market language study and cultural immersion in Indonesia, China, Japan or Korea with scholarships up to the value of $15,000. See how you can take your career/business to the next level with a Hamer Scholarship in Indonesia! Further information and program guidelines can be found here. Applications close 17 March 2019.  
  • Are you a UniSyd undergraduate wanting to boost your resume and travel overseas? Apply now to the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and receive a $3000 travel grant to spend two weeks on a field school in Indonesia, conducting research on issues related to disability and inclusion. Applications open until 18 March – apply now!  
  • Australia Awards Scholarships for Master’s and PhD degrees have officially opened and close on 30 April 2019. If you dream about studying in Australia with a full scholarship, apply online here. Applicants must also complete an Additional Information for Online Application. If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact the Australia Awards in Indonesia office via WhatsApp –  +62 81289804911, Phone – +62 21 5277648 or email. For further information, please click here.
  • The City of Melbourne is calling on innovators, entrepreneurs, students and community members to take part in Open Innovation Competition 2019. Submissions open 7 March and close 18 April 2019. One of the major prizes includes a trip to the Bandung Institute of Technology. Follow the competition here.
  • Call for Volunteers at Indofest 2019, South Australia. The Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia Inc. (AIASA) is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the 2019 Indofest event on Sunday, 28 April 2019 at Victoria Square (South side). The committee will provide take-away lunch on the day, and a certificate of acknowledgment should you require one. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the expression of interest form here.  
  • The Provincial Government of East Kalimantan has collaborated with Australia Awards in Indonesia, Mulawarman University, and the University of Adelaide to provide a Split-Site Master’s Scholarship Program for high school and vocational school English teachers in East Kalimantan, for the academic year of 2019-2021. For more information on the scholarship’s procedures, requirements, and timeline, click here. Applications close 17 May 2019.
  • English First (EF) Indonesia is looking for Australian teachers for teaching posts in Indonesia. EF Indonesia is also offering sponsorship for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate valued at over $500 to successful candidates as well as full reimbursement for flights to/from Australia. If you would like to apply, please email [email protected] describing why you are applying for this role (100 words max) and attach your CV.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

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