AIYA is pleased to present to you the results of the 2019 AIYA Survey. This year’s survey aimed to project the voice of young Australians and Indonesians with regard to the health and status of the bilateral relationship.

Read the survey report here




In the news



  • Adelaide, 28 October – AIYA SA play futsal every Monday night at Flinders Uni. Message them via the FB if you’re keen to join in.
  • Bali, 3-5 November – Join the Indonesia-Australia Business Council (IABC) at their biannual conference along with leading government and business representatives. This conference will be significant in that not only will it focus on important milestones between both countries such as the IA-CEPA but for the first time this conference will feature a youth panel hosted by AIYA! Seven lucky AIYA members have received free tickets to the event so for those who missed out or are not yet AIYA members please consider attending, you can register via the IABC website.
  • Canberra, 26 October – AIYA ACT invite you along to a fun night of Australia and Indonesia trivia at ANU, starting from 5pm. It’s FREE – register yourself or your team here. Follow the FB event for updates.
  • Canberra, 29 October – Come along to NTA’s (Nusa Tenggara Association) TRIVIA NIGHT 2019! Book a table here.
  • Canberra, 2 November – Try your hand at the Indonesian Government’s Indonesian language proficiency test, known as Ujian Kemahiran Bahasa Indonesia (UKBI). It’s a free, abbreviated pilot – to be held at the Indonesian embassy. Learn more and register before 27 October 2019.
  • Jakarta, 26 October – AIYA Jakarta is holding a touch rugby event at 3pm at Monas. Anyone is welcome to attend as this is an opportunity to learn about the basics of the game!
  • Jakarta, 30 November – The Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) is the country’s biggest festival of diplomacy and also happens to be the world’s largest foreign policy conference. The chosen theme for this year is “Cooling Off The Hot Peace: Strategic Opportunities and Economic Remedies for a Distressful World,”. Register for their annual event here.
  • Jakarta, 5 November – AIYA Jakarta are hosting a knowledge-sharing session entitled, ‘Sharing the Future through Investment’ at Go Food Festival, Gelora Bung Karno Gate 4, from 7pm. See the FB event for more details.
  • Melbourne, 30 October – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
  • Melbourne, 30 October – AIYA Victoria will be hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Indonesian Consulate General, from 6pm. RSVP via the FB event, which includes information about how to nominate yourself for one of their Executive positions!
  • Melboune, 8 November – UniMelb’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Australia-Indonesia Centre invite you to the launch of Trading Cultures, a film that traces an artistic exchange which saw artists from Rumata’ Artspace and Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre travel to Makassar, Indonesia and Bawaka in East Arnhem Land in December 2018. Please RSVP by email to Dr Sophie Couchman at [email protected]. See more information here.
  • Melbourne, 14 November – Join Tim Watts MP for Asia Society Australia’s first book club event as he discusses The Golden Country: Australia’s Changing Identity, reassessing ‘Australianess’ through a deep dive into Australia’s race and immigration history. Tim will be joined by renowned Australian writer, lawyer and educator Alice Pung. It’s a free, public event – Register now.
  • Perth, 7 November – 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.
  • Perth, 25 – 27 October – Come along to Festival Indonesia (KREASI), a showcase of Indonesian food, culinary and cultural performances at Elizabeth Quay, hosted by the The Consulate General of Indonesia in Perth. AIYA WA will have a shared stall with Balai Bahasa – some swing by and say hello! It’s free to attend – see event details here.
  • Sydney, 26 October – The Indonesian Diaspora Network – New South Wales proudly present ‘Diaspora Night 2019 – jauh dimata, tetap dihati, cinta Indonesia’. It will be a night filled with incredible cultural performances, Indonesian cuisine, a talk show and a raffle – not to mention it’s a great networking opportunity. The night kicks off from 6:30pm – purchase your tickets early and save here!
  • Sydney, 2 November NKRI OZ Community Inc. are holding a celebration of Balinese music and dance entitled ‘Satu Nusa Satu Bangsa Satu Bahasa’. You can purchase tickets here!



  • Join AIYA Victoria! AIYA Victoria will be electing a new President, Vice President (Internal) and Vice President (External) at their upcoming AGM on 30 October 2019. Nominations are now open – submit your Expression of Interest here.
  • The University of New England is offering an in-country study program at the Mataram Lingua Franca Institute, Lombok. This course is open to all university students of all levels who can enrol cross-institutionally and earn credit points towards their degree, as well as private applicants. $3000 New Colombo Mobility grants are available to eligible applicants. Registrations close 31 October, for more information please visit the RUILI website or contact Dr Jane Ahlstrand at [email protected]
  • Got a creative idea? AIYA wants to hear from you! We are on the hunt for submissions from our members to be published in the AIYA Annual 2019. Deadline for submissions is 1 November. Learn more here!
  • ACICIS is looking for Public Health Study Tour Puskesmas Buddies! This opportunity is open to Indonesian undergraduate students or fresh graduates residing in Yogyakarta. For more details please see the position description or contact [email protected]. Applications close on 1 November 2019.
  • Asia Society Australia has opened applications for Associate Director, Development and Partnerships to be based in Melbourne. The full-time role is looking for a candidate with 5+ years relevant working experience and an interest in Asia. To find out more information see the position description here, applications close on 10 November.
  • The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) will be held from 18-20 November 2019 in Penang, 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.
  • 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 Asia Centre’s 5th International Conference will be held in Bangkok in July 2020. The conference will focus on ‘Hate Speech in Asia: Challenges and Solutions and is 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
  • Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 have opened. Apply today!

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