AIYA National is looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team. If you are a young Australian or Indonesian who would like to gain professional experience in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, this opportunity may be for you.

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  • SBS Indonesia berbicara dengan Vincent Ganda dari AIYA-Victoria mengenai acara-acara AIYA Victoria, kesempatan apa yang AIYA tawarkan bagi anak muda Indonesia dan Australia dan bagaimana AIYA beradaptasi dengan pandemi. Saksikan lebih lanjut disini. (SBS Indonesia)
  • Inside Indonesia’s latest edition explores how race and racism developed and continues to exist in the social imagination, impacting on the lives of Indonesians until today. It seeks to understand the individual and collective responses to racism, particularly in Indonesia, and what future aspirations are under discussion in the public sphere. (Inside Indonesia)
  • Twenty Indonesian fishermen were rescued from a sinking fishing boat off the coast of Western Australia in an operation involving Australian authorities and a Japanese fishing vessel. The crew received medical attention on HMAS ANZAC and were later returned to Denpasar. (ABC)
  • Australian security agencies are well-placed to play a key role in partnership with Indonesia to enhance its cyber security, writes Nabbs-Keller and Widodo. Recent policy developments in Indonesia suggest a growing awareness about the vulnerability of national critical infrastructure to cyber-attack and the need to hasten comprehensive regulatory and policy responses. (The Interpreter)
  • Taronga Zoo and the International Rhino Foundation are working together in a restoration project in Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra to create future habitat to support the local Sumatran Rhino population. Learn more about their work here. (Taronga)



  • 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, 6 PM, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • NSW: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Darling Square (food court underneath library). Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • Vic: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Kathleen Syme Library Kathleen Syme Library, Multipurpose room 2. 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
  • Melbourne, 22 May- AIYA VIC x Sanggar Lestari are hosting Batik Workshop! Learn about batik making on 22 May at 12pm – 2pm AEST in Kathleen Syme Library, Activity room 1&2. $10 entry fee for AIYA members and $20 for non-members. Register soon here.
  • NSW, 30 May- AIYA NSW is hosting Badminton Day! Come join on 30 May at Sydney Olympic Park from 12-2 pm and get the chance to win a prize! $5 entry fee for AIYA members and $10 for non-members. Register here.
  • 25 May- ReelOzInd Retrospective Film screening with Q&A is part of the Victorian Government’s Education Week 2021, Australia-Indonesia. Register to attend on May 25 here.
  • 25 May- Asialink Business in collaboration with the City of Sydney presents a free online Asia Business Events Series to equip Sydney-based SMEs with key insights and capabilities to explore business opportunities in Asia. Register here.
  • 27 May- Herb Faith Dialogue will address various opportunities and challenges that confront sustainable food systems, particularly as we face a post-Covid world. The webinar will be held at 6-7PM AEST. Register here.
  • 31 May- APSA Asia Program is calling for applications for its Virtual Program (July/Aug): “Evolution and Challenges in Local Governance in Asia”. The workshop brings together 12 selected scholars to advance research related to local governance and decentralization across Asia. Apply here.
  • 8 June- Inside Indonesia is hosting a webinar and edition launch for its latest edition on racism. Join Inside Indonesia and the writers of the latest edition on a discussion about their pieces. More info here.
  • 19-20 June- Taronga zoo will be hosting an Eid event to celebrate the end of Ramadan. 50% discount on single tickets for the festive weekend using promo code EIDIND21. More info here.
  • Suara Indonesia Dance is 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. .
  • 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.



  • Cardno Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP) is seeking an organisation that will manage a team of consultants to conduct the mapping of laboratory capacity for communicable surveillance in four provinces in Indonesia. Send proposals before 24 May here.
  • BUSET Magazine is hiring! Send your CV and writing sample of 300 words in Bahasa Indonesia to [email protected]
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP) is looking for an Office Manager to lead a large team of Indonesian and expatriate Locally Engaged Staff (LES), and an Administrative Assistant to provide executive support to the MSEA and office operations. This vacancy will close on 24 May. Apply here and here.
  • ANU is hiring a Research Communications Coordinator to contribute your communications expertise to promote the Centre’s research with a focus on aid, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy. Apply by May 24 here.
  • Scope Global offers a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manager to lead the planning and delivery of the alumni and business engagement functions. The position will be located in Adelaide (Head Office location) or Canberra. Applications will close on 24 May. Apply here.
  • Katalis Collaborative Hub is seeking an Economist – Trade and Investment to provide high level, technical and public policy research, advice and analysis to the Katalis team and program. Apply by May 25 here
  • Austrade is seeking a Business Development Manager-Agribusiness & Food Will, based in Jakarta, to provide services to Australian companies looking to expand to Indonesia. Apply before 29 May here.
  • ISD is hiring a Digital Skills Consultant to work to provide advice and assistance to the IACEPA Economic Cooperation Program (Katalis) on skills gaps in the digital economy sector in Indonesia. Apply here.
  • AIHSP is seeking for a full-time National Project Coordinator (COVID-19 Response) who will be the key focal point for technical engagement with the Ministry of Health on behalf of AIHSP in order to strengthen the Indonesian Government’s capacity in implementing the ‘Track and Trace’ system. Apply here before 30 May.
  • AIHSP is seeking four part-time Subnational Activity Coordinators (COVID-19 Response) based in Central Java, Yogyakarta, Bali and South Sulawesi, who will provide technical assistance provide technical assistance on: strengthening the ‘Track and Trace’ system. Apply here before 30 May.
  • Prospera IA-CEPA ECP (Katalis) seeks to recruit an economic research firm that will work in partnership with Katalis and Bappenas to develop a research methodology. Bidders must submit proposals by 31 May. More info here.
  • ADB Smart Cities Datathon is challenging innovators (startups, students, research organizations and independent researchers, corporate partners) around the world to tackle the following problem statement. Register by May 31 to join here.
  • Austrade is looking for a General Manager, Investment & Sectors, to be posted in Sydney or Melbourne. GM has ultimate accountability for Austrade’s program to attract productive FDI through the provision of services to investors, and the Sector Centres of Excellence. Apply by 1 June here.
  • DFAT person in Jakarta as a Senior Program Manager (Infrastructure) to oversee the day-to-day management of infrastructure development activities across the transport sector. More info here.
  • OnlinePajak’s Sydney office is seeking a Senior Software Developer to join their team. OnlinePajak is an Indonesian startup in the Indonesian taxation space with offices in Jakarta, Singapore and Sydney. Bonus for candidates who speak fluent Indonesian, but it is not a requirement. More info here
  • DigTech ASEAN promotes digital literacy amongst the ASEAN youth. In its initial phase, co-founders are excited to be hiring an Indonesian to join the team. Apply during May here
  • Twitter is currently seeking a Communications Manager to report to the Head of Communications for Southeast Asia to craft and execute PR/communications programs and activities for Twitter in Indonesia and Malaysia, based in the company’s Jakarta office. Apply here.
  • Youtube is seeking a Strategic Partner Manager on the Content Partnerships team based in Jakarta where they will provide  a unique opportunity to create long-lasting relationships with a portfolio of partners, and to apply and hone business skills in an entrepreneurial environment. More info here.
  • Asia Education Foundation is conducting research on the rationale for learning Indonesian language and studies in Australian schools, to help education policy makers, school leaders, communities and students. They need you, as an Australian that knows Indonesian, to complete a questionnaire by June here.
  • ReelOzInd! 2021 is receiving submissions for the sixth Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition until 1 August. Read the guideline here and submit your film here. Get a chance to win AUD15,000 prize pool!
  • ACFID (Australian Council for International Development) has several full-time and voluntary positions open for those passionate to end world poverty and injustice. Find out the selection criteria here.
  • Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities here.
  • Victoria University has a number of Masters research projects for outstanding international applicants residing outside of Australia and commencing study in 2021. More info 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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