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  • As close relatives, Australia and Indonesia share many similarities, spirit, and cooperation that go hand in hand as kinship foundations. But of course, historically these two countries have a different story. As a result, Australia’s and Indonesia’s conditions and population dynamics also differ, both spatially and temporally. Read here to know more about the two countries’ population pyramid and demographic transition over time.


  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • FLEX – our online language exchange is shifting over to Discord from UniBridge
    • Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
    • Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
  • 20 February – Art in the Park, join a fun painting workshop where you will have a choice to paint an Australian or Indonesian landmark with AIYA Queensland. The event will be held at Orleigh Park at 3pm.
  • 20 February – Nongkrong and a Chat with AIYA South Australia at 2:30pm – 4pm at Pondok Daun, come hangout over a meal.
  • 21 February – ‘Sharing Leadership Experience during Covid’ is the first virtual event hosted by CAUSINDY, discussing the skills required for leadership tasks and dealing with the unknown. Join the discussion here at 2pm WIB or 6pm AEDT.
  • 24 February – Language Exchange: Who Wants to be a MIE-llionare?! with AIYA Victoria will have translation-based games in Carlton Gardens (in front of IMAX) at 6pm. Come join and get the chance to win a pack of mie goreng.
  • 24 February – AIYA South Australia is looking for volunteers to fill in several positions! Apply soon here.
  • 25 February – Murdoch University Festival Day is a student expo where AIYA WA will be holding a stall side-by-side with ACICIS. Say hello to us at AIYA stall at 10am-2pm!
  • 26 February – Speed Friending & Netflix Party AIYA Vic will be held at 2:30pm WIB or 6:30pm AEDT. Register here and join via Zoom. 
  • 27 February – AIYA Sulsel Book Review & Discussion is an event where you can share book recommendations and favorite books. Join the discussion via Zoom here at 2pm – 3:30pm WITA.
  • 27 February – ‘Mental Health Awareness & Inclusivity’ will be the first episode of AIYA Connect series held by AIYA Jakarta. The event will start at 4pm WIB / 8pm AEDT. Click here to join.
  • 13 February – 13 March – Bali Poetry Slam Unspoken is an event a part of Southeast Asia Queer Festival, and provides a safe space poets to share their experience and educate. More info here.
  • 19 February – ‘China’s COVID Vaccine Diplomacy and Its Implications on Southeast Asia’ is a webinar that explores the main drivers and implications of China’s vaccine diplomacy. Register here.
  • 20 & 21 February – Surabaya-Sydney Language Festival fosters appreciation for the mother tongue of Indonesia and Australia. Celebrate language diversity with SSLF at 8am – 12.30pm WIB. Find more about the event here and register here.
  • 23 February – Buset Magazine sedang mengadakan giveaway! Isi survey di sini dan dapatkan kesempatan memenangkan giveaway. Cek syaratnya di sini ya!
  • 25 February – ‘Australia-Indonesia Relations: 2021 and Beyond’ is the first webinar of Monash Herb Feith Dialogue. Join the talk with Ambassador Quinlan at 5:00pm – 6:00pm AEDT and register here.
  • 27 & 28 February – TEDxUniversitasIndonesia: Challenging Changes invites  speakers from various backgrounds, such as students, authors, and founders sharing ideas worth spreading. More info here and register here
  • 4 March – AIYA WA Language Exchange will start again soon! The event will be held at 6pm in Old Shanghai.
  • Suara Indonesia Dance are hosting online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm – 7:30pm AEST. All ages and levels welcome. Read more and book via Paypal here.
  • Listen to cosy and in-depth conversations between talented individuals about social and cultural issues in Indonesia and Australia. Explore the Sana-Sini Podcast here.
  • Kremes Podcast provides lovers of Australia and Indonesia with a chance to listen to a range of Aus-Indo topics from casual chats about our shared cross-cultural experiences to more informative discussions like tips on living/studying/working in Australia. Listen here.
  • Indonesia Project Global Seminar – ANU’s Indonesia Project is bringing you a weekly series of seminars on COVID-19 right to your living room. Join in for live discussions, or surf through the archives of previous seminars here.


  • Bootcamp Sprint merupakan seri pelatihan selama 5 minggu yang fokus pada pengembangan keterampilan memecahkan masalah, berpikir kritis, dan pengetahuan teknis tentang kebijakan publik untuk profesional muda. Info lebih lanjut klik di sini.
  • Surabaya’s Direct Aid Program provides flexible small grants for East Java and Central Java. Applications should support COVID-19 recovery efforts or priority development sectors e.g education, health, gender equality and empowering persons with disability. Submit by Feb 20 here.
  • Peace Gen is hiring a Project Manager to monitor and report on multiple development projects to donors such as DFAT, USAID and UN. Eligible candidates will have good English skills and have experience in the NGO sector. Apply by Feb 20 here.
  • Prospera is looking for an experienced Communication Adviser to lead its Communications Strategy and to deliver outcomes. Candidates that possess strong qualifications and experience and have Indonesian experience are encouraged to apply before 22 February. Apply here. 
  • Cardno is seeking Deputy Director to lead KIAT’s water and sanitation programs, and establish relationships with the Government of Indonesia and Australia. Send your application before Feb 22 here.
  • Asialink Leaders Program is offering two fellowships covering the full Program fee. The Program offers a transformational experience for leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors. Apply soon before 26 Feb here.
  • Conciliation Resources is looking for a dynamic and organised team leader to fill the position of Program Director, Pacific Region, to lead the organisation’s peacebuilding and conflict resolution work in the Pacific. Apply by 28 February here.
  • ANU Data61 International Fellowship Program for Indonesian Civil Servants is a unique 3-month fellowship to support the professional development of 2 Indonesian data specialist civil servants. Applications close 28 February. More info here. 
  • Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association are calling for enthusiastic Indonesian teachers and linguists to present their knowledge and experiences to improve Indonesian language learning. Apply by Feb 28 here.
  • US CSIS Research Intern – Southeast Asia Program (Spring 2021) is seeking interns with a foundation in Southeast Asia studies and international relations/political economy. Apply here for this remote internship.
  • Gojek is hiring Programs & Communication Associate in charge of the Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa (YABB) program implementation. Interested candidates shall apply directly on the link here.
  • ANU & SMERU Research have opened grant applications for collaborative research projects between Australians and Indonesians. Covid-relevant research areas are encouraged this year; apply by 31 March here.
  • AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies is calling for abstracts with submission deadline on 31 March. The conference welcomes scholars with interests in history, culture, anthropology, sociology, language and arts of Indonesia. For more information click here.
  • Indonesia Council Open Conference has an open call for proposals. The ICOC will focus on the partnerships that underpin Australia-Indonesia relations. Instructions for paper and presentation submissions are available here.
  • Women’s World Banking is offering opportunities for Associate, Southeast Asia Public Policy Manager, and Research Specialist to be based in Jakarta. Apply soon on this link.
  • IDP education is seeking an Education Counsellor Australia based in Kebun Jeruk. If you hold a minimal Bachelor’s degree, preferably from an Australian university and or have experience in education counselling, apply here.
  • The Asian Trade Centre (AIC) is seeking Research Analysts to join for internships. Interns must have a background in policy research, trade, economics, law or related areas, and will contribute to the design, development and delivery of ATC’s trade research, capacity building, thought leadership and advocacy products. ATC will review & accept candidates on a rolling basis throughout 2020. More info here.
  • The Indonesian Film Festival Australia is open for submissions for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘Myopia’, is a celebration of all the little things that often get overlooked. More info here and apply here.
  • Have you got some stories to share about Southeast Asia? Pitch an idea to The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. SSEAC is looking for a breadth of disciplinary focus including history, law, political science, agriculture, medicine, among others. For more info click 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.

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