The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) have themed this year’s competition ‘Environment’. Watch this space – applications will open soon!

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  • Adelaide, 12 August – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB page if you’re keen to join in.
  • Bali, 22 – 29 October – Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has revealed its first round of storytellers for its 16th year. From 23-27 October in Bali, Laksmi Pamuntjak, Tara June Winch, Lala Bohang, Yotam Ottolenghi, Andreas Harsono, and Behrouz Boochani will be joined by 170+ writers from 30+ countries. Early Bird tickets are on sale now and International Student tickets are available, with Indonesian Student tickets available from 13 August. @ubudwritersfest | #UWRF19
  • Canberra, 21 June – 27 October – The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) ‘Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia’ is a major exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art will showcase 20 of the most exciting emerging and established artists from Bali and Java’s key artistic centres of Bandung, Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Check out the events program and come along!
  • Canberra, 9 August – Come meet new friends and practise your Indonesian or English at AIYA ACT’s weekly Language Exchange every Friday at 5:30 at ANU Union. No matter your language level come along and have a chat! RSVP on Facebook to keep up to date with this event and future LX.
  • Canberra, 18 August (updated date) – AIYA ACT is doing a bushwalk up Black Mountain, to be followed by a BBQ at Black Mountain Peninsula Park – join them at 10am. RSVP on the FB event to ensure there is plenty of BBQ snacks!
  • Canberra, 24 August – The annual AIA ACT Winter Dinner will again celebrate Hari Kemerdekaan and be held the following Saturday at the Canberra Deakin Football Club. Evening includes a three-course meal, and great entertainment with a Gamelan Group, a band and lots more. This year’s guest speaker is HE Bapak Kristiarto Legowo – Ambassador to Australia. Book your ticket now!
  • Darwin, 31 August – Darwin is hosting Warisan Budaya Festival! Journey to Goyder Square, Palmerston for several Indonesian cultural performances, traditional Indonesian music and dance performances by overseas and local acts to keep the crowd delightfully entertained throughout the night. Follow the FB event here.
  • Jakarta, 10, 12 – 13 August – Register now for the 5th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora 2019 – the largest gathering of Indonesian diaspora, to be held in Jakarta. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Indonesia’s Human Capital’. Read the official conference invitation.
  • Melbourne, 9 August – Attend the University of Melbourne Indonesia Forum Monthly Discussion, ‘Indonesia after 2019 Election: Reflections on Social Movements’ from 5:30pm. See the flyer.
  • Melbourne, 11 August – The Indonesian communities in Victoria and Tasmania on behalf of KJRI Melbourne invite you to attend the Eid Al-Adha prayer at the Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne this Sunday. More details here.
  • Melbourne, 11 August – AIYA Victoria and the Indonesian Krakatoas Football Club are coming together, to watch the Richmond v Carlton AFL Match at the MCG. Purchase a ticket and come along! FB details here.
  • Melbourne, 14 August – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
  • Melbourne, 17 August – Immerse yourself in a one-day INDONESIA RAYA 2019 FESTIVAL at the Queensbridge Square to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day. The event will showcase the best of Indonesian culture, Indonesian tourism destinations, and Indonesian cuisines. Food starts at 12:00, entertainment starts from 3pm till late. Follow the FB event here.
  • Perth, 14 August – The Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) WA invite you to participate in the first of a four-part workshop series exploring how to best prepare for the soon-to-be ratified IA-CEPA. This workshop will focus on the IA-CEPA outcomes around Food & Beverage. Register before 9 August 2019.
  • Perth, 15 August – AIYA WA will be hosting Language Exchange from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. Follow the FB page for updates!
  • Perth, 22 August – Perth’s Centre for Stories X PEN Perth are putting a ‘Spotlight on Indonesia’ this month with AIYA WA’s own Martha Weruing and Kevin Ng, along with other Indonesian Perth residents speaking on the Indonesian experience and literature. The event is free – RSVPs essential. Buy your ticket now!
  • Sydney, 10 August – The Indonesia Community Council (ICC) of NSW is hosting their ICC Bazaar 2019, from 10am – 10pm at the Addison Road Community Centre. See the flyer here.
  • Sydney, 14 August – The Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) NSW are hosting their AGM, from 5:30pm. Register here.
  • Sydney, 15 August – Nusantawa is an annual non-profit event by PPIA USYD, which has run since 2013. Typically showcasing stand-up comedy, this year they’ve expanded the scope to include musical and theatrical performances, making it the biggest it has ever been! Get tickets here.
  • Sydney, 16 August – Now in its seventh iteration, this year’s ASEAN Forum focuses on the digital revolution in ASEAN. It will bring together leading academic thinkers, activists, practitioners and policy makers to discuss and debate the impact of the digital revolution and the challenges the ASEAN must face. For the full schedule, list of speakers and to register, visit the website.
  • Sydney, 18 August – Indonesian Diaspora Network NSW invite you to celebrate harmony in Indonesian Independence together through Walking in Harmony: Gerak Jalan Bersama 2019. Learn more about the event.
  • Sydney, 22 August – AIYA NSW is proud to present Doing Business in Indonesia 2019! Join a distinguished panel of speakers, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of Doing Business in Indonesia within the context of the recently signed IA-CEPA. Get your tickets now! (It’s FREE for AIYA members)
  • Sydney, 23 August – AIYA NSW will be holding its 2019 AGM, 6 – 8pm at the University of Sydney. If you’re an AIYA member please come and vote. Apply for an executive role here. See the FB event for more info.
  • Sydney, 24 August – The Indonesian Football Council Australia have organised a Futsal Cup 2019 at the Australian National Sports Club. Win a grand total of $1500 in prize money. Registrations close 10 August 2019. See the flyer here.
  • Sydney, 24 August – Milli and Mamet film comes to Sydney! Playing at the Hoyts Sydney Entertainment Quarter. Book your tickets now!
  • Sydney, 2 September – Join SSEAC for the launch of Andreas Harsono’s latest book, Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia at the University of Sydney from 12:30pm. Register your attendance!


  • Join AIYA NSW! Nominate yourself for the position of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Socio-cultural Officer, Education Officer, Communication Officer and/or Professional Programs Officer at AIYA NSW’s upcoming AGM (23 August). If interested, please fill out the nomination form. Please note, only AIYA members are eligible to apply for a committee position. Sign up to be a member now!
  • Join AIYA Jawa Barat! Apply to become part of the leadership team (based in Bandung) here. Committee vacancies include Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Officer, Sports Officer and Socio-cultural officer! Applications close 10 August 2019. If you have any questions or comments, email AIYA Jawa Barat President at [email protected].
  • The International Graduate Merit Scholarships are available to all international students who apply to a coursework program within the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. The scholarship will cover 25%-50% of fee remission and admission will be based on the academic results of your most recent year of study. More information can be found on their website.
  • Flinders University are accepting applicants for their ‘Linking Indonesian and Australian Cultures: Professional & Indigenous’ study tour, to be held from Nov – Dec 2019. There are 50 New Colombo Plan scholarships available to support the cost of the program. Apply by 9 August 2019. Learn more here.
  • The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) NSW and Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia Australia (PPIA) University of Sydney are proud to present their 1st Case Competition with Bukalapak! Learn how to think outside the box and apply your knowledge from many different disciplines to solve an industry case study. Be in the running to win an internship with one of Indonesia’s leading e-commerce companies, Bukalapak! Follow the IG & FB for more information including key dates! Register here by 10 August 2019.
  • The Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is seeking an Education Services Senior Director, South East Asia (full time), to be based in Jakarta and/or Kuala Lumpur offices. Closing date for applications is 11 August 2019. Click here to apply.
  • The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in 40 participating Indo-Pacific locations. Applications from nominated students close on 14 August 2019. Students interested in the program are advised to contact their international liaison office. Learn more here!
  • Applications to participate in the University of Sydney’s first ever university-wide multilingual speech competition are officially open! The event will be held 29 August 2019. Applications are open to all current USYD students, until 15 August 2019. Apply here. You can also apply for a volunteer position. Follow the FB event!
  • ReelOzInd! 2019 is open for submissions! Take part in another spectacular tour of Indonesian and Australian storytelling and creativity. Filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and anyone who can get their hands on video recording device are invited to submit a film of 10 minutes duration or less, in keeping with the theme ‘berubah/change’. Baca lebih lanjut dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Submit here by 16 August!
  • The Gojek International Management Program for Accelerated Career Track (GoIMPACT) is a comprehensive 12-month program to identify and develop young talent into employees within the Gojek group. Learn more and apply before 20 August 2019.
  • Application for the ACICIS Public Health Study Tour running in Nov-Dec 2019 close 25 August! Spend two weeks in Indonesia. $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students.
  • Applications for the Language Assistant Program in Western Australian Public Schools 2020 are now open! If you are an Indonesian (under the age of 29, living in Indonesia and recently graduated in the field of education (with little teaching experience) and you are passionate about promoting Indonesian language and cultures, then this opportunity is for you! For more information and to apply, head to the online application form. Applications close 30 August 2019.
  • Applications for ACICIS Semester Programs running in Semester 1, 2020 close 1 September! Study, intern and immerse yourself in Indonesia! Programs are available in Agriculture, Law, Business, Development Studies, International Relations, Indonesian Language Teaching, and Indonesian Language. $7,000-$8,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible students.
  • ANU’s Annual ‘Indonesia Update’ titled ‘From stagnation to regression? Indonesian democracy after twenty years’, will be held on the 6 – 7 September this year! It is  free to attend (additional costs for meals). The final program is available and the registration is now open. Don’t miss out!
  • The Herb Feith Scholarships scheme is a new initiative of the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre. Scholarships support graduate researchers to complete an MA or PhD at Monash University on a topic related to Indonesia. Submit your expression of interest for the January – June 2020 enrolment period by 11 August (International Students) and 11 October (Domestic Students). Find out more here!
  • Are you interested in learning about the lifestyles of an Indigenous Indonesian tribe? Keen to experience sustainable development in its natural form? World Village Leadership Camp in Baduy Tribe Village, Indonesia (September 12 – 15) is the opportunity for you! Applications close 10 August. More information can be found on their website.
  • COCONET II Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp (20 – 26 October) are calling for applications! Coconet is a platform for digital rights movement building in Southeast Asia. 100-120 film-makers, researchers, journalists, human rights advocates, and technologists from across Asia will gather in the Philippines for Coconet II, a digital rights camp. Deadline for applications is 11 August 2019. More information can be found on their website.
  • The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion of Thailand will organise the ASEAN Plus Three Youth Environment Forum (AYEF) in Phuket, Thailand with the theme ‘Clean Up Our Sea. Change Our Future’, 8 – 13 September 2019. Deadline for applications is 11 August 2019. More information can be found on their website.
  • Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will have their 2019 Conference entitled, ‘Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories’ on 1 – 3 October. See the flyer and register here. Discounted registration available for students and AIYA members.
  • Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 have opened. Apply today!
  • The Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) is seeking host families in Canberra for the period 14 October to 1 November 2019. AIYEP Host families will be provided with supermarket and/or fuel vouchers to the value of A$600 for the period as a token of thanks for sharing their home.  If you are able to host an Indonesian youth, click here for more details and to contact DFAT.
  • IndoAustay are running the next Adult Language Immersion Course in Bandung, 6 – 17 January, 2020. The two-week course is taught at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung and is a great way to learn more about Indonesian language and culture. Students stay with a local homestay family during the course. Applications close 2 October 2019. For more information, see the website or contact [email protected].
  • The AIMEP is a prestigious international program which invites emerging Muslim leaders in Australia and Indonesia to engage in an intensive two-week visit of cultural, social, interreligious, and intellectual exchange with their neighbouring country. While you wait for applications to open have a look at the key selection criteria and information you’ll need. Follow the website for updates!
  • The Asia Centre’s 5th International Conference (to be held in Bangkok, July 2020) will focus on ‘Hate Speech in Asia: Challenges and Solutions. They are now accepting abstracts until 15 December 2019. Submit yours and/or register for the conference here.
  • ACICIS is inviting all of its alumni to join the all-new alumni platform. The new alumni platform is packed with new features such as alumni directory, jobs and opportunities page, events page, interest-group pages, as well as other exciting features that will be added regularly. To sign-up, please visit their alumni website here.
  • Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project

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