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  • Eva, AIYA National’s Partnerships Officer attended the press conference of Soundsekerta 2019 – Mosaic of The Nation and interviewed Indonesian singers Yura Yunita, Tompi and RAN! Read on to see what these famous pop stars have to say.





  • Adelaide, 7 October – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB if you’re keen to join in.
  • Bali, 22 – 29 October – In its 16th year as SE Asia’s leading literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (23 – 27 October) has announced its full lineup of over 180 authors, journalists, artists and activists from 30 countries, including Laksmi Pamuntjak, Tara June Winch and Yotam Ottolenghi. See the main programbuy your tickets now!
  • Bandung, 6 October – Don’t miss the ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival Indonesian Premiere, from 2:30pm! It’s a free event – get your tickets now. The film festival will also premiere in Melbourne. Also, enjoy a sneak peak at the brilliant short film entries in the recently released trailer!
  • Brisbane, 9 October – AIBC QLD, joined by AIYA QLD, proudly present: “New Paths for Queensland-Indonesia Relationship: Up & Up” – a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges coming up over the next 24 months, followed by a professional networking opportunity. See the event details (including the panellists) and register by the 4 October 2019.
  • Canberra, 21 June – 27 October – The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) ‘Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia’ is a major exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art showcasing 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, 19 October – Don’t miss out on PASPAMPRES 2019: “The Struggle for Love” and “Folk Market” – PPIA ANU’s biggest event of the year that combines a classic Indonesian theatrical performance and Indonesian food market, from 2 – 6pm. The event is FREE – registration essential.
  • Canberra, 20 October – Recently hit by flash flooding, AIA ACT are hosting a fundraiser with this year’s AIYEP participants to help a school in Bangga Village, Palu region to get chairs and desks for the students. Don’t miss dance performances by the AIYEP participants, a silent auction and the chance to practice your English/Indonesian. Tickets are $20 – buy one now!
  • Canberra, 21 October – AIYA ACT will have their AGM at ANU Union from 7:30pm. All positions open for recruitment – please send your Expression of Interest for positions to [email protected]. Please note – all positions are voluntary.
  • Canberra, 29 October – Come along to NTA’s (Nusa Tenggara Association) TRIVIA NIGHT 2019! Book a table here.
  • Darwin, 5 October – Come to ‘Tropical Indo Vibes’ – an Indonesian night market with a bit of a twist, from 4 – 9pm. It will feature a variety of food stalls serving you a numerous traditional delicious indonesian food and live performances; regional cultural performance, historical plays and native dances to spices exhibition. See the FB event here.
  • Jember, 13 October – Co-hosted by SSEAC, the 4th conference on human rights entitled, ‘Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Theory meets Practice” provides a platform for academics, human rights activists and practitioners to explore current human rights issues in SE Asia. To be held at the Universitas Negeri Jember in East Java – get your tickets now.
  • Kupang, 5 October – Join AIYA East Indo for this weekend’s ‘Walk and Talk’, to coincide with the car-free day in El Tari. It’ll be a good opportunity to meet the new committee and enjoy the great outdoors. Follow the IG for event details.
  • Melbourne, 6 October – Don’t miss the ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival Australian Premiere, from 2:30pm! It’s a free eventget your tickets now. Enjoy a sneak peak at the brilliant short film entries in the recently released trailer! AIYA Victoria members will also be showing their support and attending the festival – join them!
  • Melbourne, 8 October – Attend AIYA Victoria’s upcoming ‘Basa Basi’, their panel discussion that takes place twice a year. This year’s will focus on the sustainable tourism development of the 10 New Bali’s and what it means for Australia. RSVP here.
  • Melbourne, 9 October – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
  • Melbourne, 19 October – Susheela Raman’s ‘Ghost Gamelan’ is a fabulous music collaboration from the UK and Indonesia, and part of this year’s Melbourne Festival program. Melbourne International Arts Festival are currently offering $39 tickets (promo code, ‘GAMELAN’ offer expires Wednesday 9 October at 11.59pm). Don’t miss such an exciting event – details here!
  • Melbourne, 25 October – The Indonesia Forum in collaboration with the Nossal Institute for Global Health are pleased to co-convene a one day symposium: ‘Health Security in Indonesia: Interdisciplinary and Regional Perspectives’, from 9am – 5pm at the University of Melbourne. Register here.
  • Perth, 10 October – Come along to AIYA WA’s fortnightly Language Exchanges. Bring some money for dinner, or just bring yourself – no pressure! See the FB event for more info.
  • Sydney, 8 October – SSEAC are hosting a public seminar on the diasporic politics and performance of the Chinese in modern Indonesia, from 5pm. Register here.
  • Sydney, 8 October – Hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), don’t miss out on a talk by Professor David Reeve, entitled ‘Jokowi 2019: a transforming president?’ held at The Glover Cottages, from 6pm. Bookings essential.
  • Sydney, 10 October – On World Mental Health Day, join SSEAC for a ground-breaking discussion of mental health services in Indonesia, from 5:30pm. Register here.
  • Sydney, 12 October – Don’t miss UNSW’s Inaugural ASEAN Conference! This one-day event will bring together driven students, regional stakeholders and distinguished diplomatic pioneers to discuss South East Asia’s most notable issues. Grab your tickets here (before the Early Bird period ends!)





  • Got a creative idea? AIYA wants to hear from you! We are on the hunt for submissions from our members to be published in AIYA Annual 2019. Deadline for submissions is 1 November. Learn more here!
  • AIYA Jakarta are seeking a new Communications Officer! For more information and details about this volunteer opportunity, click here. Applications are due 4 October 2019.
  • Join AIYA ACT! AIYA ACT will have their AGM at ANU Union on 21 October 2019. All positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, General Representatives and Social Media Officer) are open for recruitment – please send your expression of interest for positions to [email protected].
  • The Australian Technology Workshop are hosting a series of Professional Development Workshops throughout Indonesia, entitled ‘Finding a PhD Supervisor: A practical guide to researching, preparing and communicating with prospective supervisors”. They will be held in Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar and Bandung throughout the month of October. Register now.
  • 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 Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) IIII, themed ‘Democracy and Inclusivity’ will be held this year in Nusa Dua, Bali from 5-6 December 2019. It will convene 150 students, both Indonesian and foreign students studying in Indonesia. Learn more about the conference here and apply before 7 October 2019. 
  • 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 October (Domestic Students). Note – The deadline for international students has closed. Find out more here.
  • The University of Western Australia is establishing a node of the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) and wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Scholar to undertake research related to contemporary Indonesia as part of the broader research efforts of the AIC. Read more about the role – applications close 17 October 2019.
  • The University of Sydney are currently accepting applications for a full-time lecturer position in the Department of Indonesian Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures. Applications close 20 October 2019. More info available here.
  • Corethics Ltd are seeking volunteers to assist with their ReelOzInd! Short Film Fest on 30 November 2019. There are a variety of positions available from pre-event (flyer distribution/sponsorships/donations) to event (door/food & beverage/setup/pack down). If this sounds like something you are keen to support then please apply here!
  • The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) 2019 will be held from 18-20 November 2019 in Malaysia and is themed ‘Building Quality Assurance and Sustainability in International Education’. More information on how you can attend can be found on their website.
  • 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.
  • Pemberdayaan Perempuan Memerangi Kemiskinan (PPMK) is a microfinance organisation based in Yogyakarta that work to empower women to fight poverty. They also provide free English classes to children and are currently working to establish an English book library, so children can continue learning at home. They are seeking donations of new and secondhand English books. To coordinate any donations, contact PPMK on WhatsApp at +62 857-7610-7979 or at [email protected]. Learn more about PPMK’s work!
  • ACICIS is inviting all of its alumni to join the all-new alumni platform. It 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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