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  • For many, Melbourne is considered the sporting capital of the world; where thousands flock to a range of events across the calendar year. The city was named as the sports city of the decade in 2016. Especially for AFL, ten of the AFL’s 18 teams are from Victoria, meaning that the AFL is a major drawcard in Melbourne. Read this week’s blog on why football is so big in Melbourne.
  • Bagi banyak orang, Melbourne dianggap sebagai ibu kota olahraga dunia; sebuah kota di mana ribuan orang berkumpul untuk menghadiri berbagai acara sepanjang tahun. Dunia bahkan telah menjuluki Melbourne sebagai Kota Olahraga dekade ini pada tahun 2016. Khususnya untuk AFL, sepuluh dari 18 tim AFL berasal dari Victoria, yang berarti AFL adalah daya tarik utama di Melbourne. Baca blog minggu ini mengenai alasan kenapa football begitu besar di Melbourne.


  • 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.
  • JOIN AIYA IN-PERSON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE! LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In person language exchange is on:
    • WA: Every Wednesday fortnight, 6PM, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
    • NSW: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Darling Square (in front of Messina). Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
    • Vic: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Carlton Gardens (in front of IMAX). Follow @aiya_vic on Instagram or Facebook for more info
    • ACT:  Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Marie Ray Building. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info
  • 27 March – AIYA SulSel is having IELTS Practice & Discussion series exclusively for AIYA members. Covering listening, reading, and writing skills, the course is held at 11.00 – 12.30 WITA. Register here and more info here.
  • 27 March – AIYA Jakarta in collaboration with AIYA Queensland is hosting an event in Celebrating International Women’s Day: HERstory.  The event seeks to educate on the value of women’s rights, voices and point of view. Stay tuned on their social media for more information! Join on zoom here.
  • 28 March – AIYA Vic is hosting its first installment of Career Webinar: CV Workshop. The workshop will be held online at 3pm AEDT. Register here.
  • 30 March – Join Spark Deakin to hear from innovators and experts from Melbourne and Bandung who have been paving the way for inclusive entrepreneurship. The event will take place online at 4pm AEDT/ 12 PM WIB. Register here.
  • 30 March – Inside Indonesia is hosting its edition launch on Performing Arts + COVID-19. Hear more of the experience of artists navigating through the new world posed by COVID-19 at 6PM AEDT/ 2PM WIB. More info here.
  • March – Monash in Indonesia webinar series will be held throughout March to introduce Indonesia’s first foreign university; its post-grad courses, scholarships and application process. Register a session here.
  • 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.


  • Join NAILA! The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards is seeking a Program Coordinator, Program Officer, Creative & IT Officer, Language Officers and Videographer/Photographer. Application due 28 March and should be emailed to [email protected]. More info on NAILA’s website.
  • Cardno is hiring a Finance Manager to join the Economic Cooperation Program Collaborative Hub in Jakarta. Apply by March 27 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.
  • ACICIS is offering Virtual Internships in Winter, with $3,000 mobility grants available! Gain workplace skills and establish international networks in Indonesia in an area of your interest. Applications close 1 April. Find out more here.
  • Asian Studies Association Australia is funding numerous prizes, awards and grants for publication, workshops, and postdoctoral writing in 2021. Applications open, more information here.
  • ANU is seeking a temporary Manager Global Programs. This role supports all aspects of the efficient and effective operation of quality Learning Abroad service delivery to ANU students and international students coming to ANU. Application closes 4 April. Apply here.
  • Cardno is seeking a Project Officer to join the Economic Cooperation Program Collaborative Hub in Jakarta to assist the ECP Technical Leads. Application closes 4 April. Apply before 5 April here.
  • 98.5 fm Duta Nusantara in Sydney lagi butuh volunteer untuk jadi penyiar radio berbahasa Indonesia khusus di Sydney. If you’re interested in gaining experience as a radio presenter, please direct message the station here.
  • Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program is now open for applications! If you are an Australian or Indonesian Muslim aged 23-40 and are actively engaged in the community, we want to hear from you! Applications close 10 April (AEST). More info here.
  • Cardno is seeking a Digital and Events Producer to join the Katalis Collaborative hub in Jakarta. Application closes 15 April. More info here.
  • University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is offering two $5000 writing grants for early stage academics to write an article on their PhD topics, and gain mentorship whilst doing so. More info here.
  • Bamboo Micro Credit is an Australian NGO offering loans to Indonesians in need. They are seeking a Board Director based in Perth. Read more here and email for more info here.
  • Palladium is advertising a Graduate Entry Route for graduates in Indonesia to fill an important role in supporting the delivery of a variety of projects and have an opportunity to frequently engage with clients and internal stakeholders. More info here. 
  • Monash University Indonesia is looking to appoint a number of professional positions across a range of areas and levels. Applications open for Chief Operations Officer, Educational Technology and Design Manager, and Senior Officer Community Engagement. Click here for the complete list.
  • Asia Group Advisors (AGA) is a strategic advisory firm and are currently seeking two Indonesian specialist roles: analyst and senior associate. More info 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.
  • 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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