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Featured Event: 26 September Come test your general knowledge skills about Australia and Indonesia with AIYA NSW for their Malam Trivia event. Register here.
  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
    • First Nations Book Club has its inaugural launch this year, it promotes the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the work we do in building the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Meet bi-monthly to read a diverse range of books by Indigenous Australian authors. 
    • Our second book club meeting will be on 24 October at 7pm AEST / 4pm WIB, discussing ‘Talking to My Country’ by Wiradjuri man Stan Grant. Sign-up here.
  • 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 on Discord and open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English. Our next online language exchange will be on the 19th September – Topic: Nostalgic Games, Shows, and  Food from Childhood
    • 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 second Wednesday, 6pm, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
  • 19 September AIYA ACT and the Australian National University’s Indonesia project is giving away 3 book packs in celebration of the 38th Indonesia Update. Enter here
  • 21 September IA-CEPA ECP Katalis, supported by Bappenas and DFAT, is hosting a virtual business dialogue ‘Supporting Economic Recovery Through Partnership’ at 9:30am WIB / 12:30 AEST. Find out what more can be done to boost the speed and impact of the recovery. Register here.
  • 29 September ‘Citizens of the World: Indonesian Studies in Australia’ is an international conference (webinar) hosted by Melbourne University that will bring together Language, Culture and Area Studies experts and the broader Indonesia and Southeast Asia-interested community. Together, they will engage in a critical dialogue about past, current and future directions in Indonesian studies. Register here.
  • 29 September Australian Business in ASEAN Survey 2021.This sixth edition of the AustCham ASEAN Australian Business in ASEAN Survey provides the most current and comprehensive insight into the present composition of Australian firms across the ASEAN region. Register here
  • 30 September The UNSW ASEAN Society UNSW (ASEANSoc UNSW) would like to invite AIYA to the annual student-led UNSW ASEAN Conference,themed Conflict and Cooperation. More info here.
  • 30 September IS4 Webinar, Is there Indonesian history before 1945? Unconnected histories, and the (near) absence of postcolonial concerns. Register here
  • 10 October ReelOzInd! 2021 kembali untuk tahun keenamnya dengan festival online yang tayang. More info here.
  • 08 – 17 October: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival The Festival moves forward with the theme drawn from a Balinese-Hindu philosophy, Mulat Sarira, interpreted in English as Self-Reflection. Register now
  • AIMEP is fundraising to provide emergency relief to Indonesians impacted by COVID. Oxygen tanks, self-isolation support, and burial funds are desperately needed. Donate here.
  • Academics in Australia are supporting Indonesia’s COVID-19 response alongside PPNI JaTim and WeCare. Donate to provide support for nurses and their families fighting COVID-19 here.
  • Bali Beat was established in March 2020, The Bali Beat gathers together the biggest news and each day’s COVID-19 data on the Island of the Gods Subscribe. Follow Bali’s latest articles here


  • Join your local chapter committee! AIYA Jawa Barat and NSW are looking for new committee members for 2021/2022! Submit your applications below for a variety of officer and leadership based roles.  
  • AIHSP is seeking a full-time Operations Manager, who will provide leadership for the day-to-day operations team. Apply here by 19 September.
  • AIYEP (Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program) 2021 is receiving applications from Australian youth aged between 21-25 years. Managed by DFAT and Value Learning, AIYEP combines online learning; a business internship, language skills, access to Australian-Indonesian experts and opportunities to build on your intercultural skills in this comprehensive 7-week program. Send your applications here by 20 September.
  • Australia Awards in Indonesia is celebrating the exemplary and diverse contributions of alumni, and are asking you to nominate candidates. View award criteria and make your nominations by 23 September here.
  • ACICIS VirtualPublic Health Study Tour (PHST) is open for registration until 1 October. This two-week intensive program is a unique opportunity for Australian students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers in Indonesia. Register here for the Summer cohort.
  • WA Education Dep. is creating a pool of part-time and full-time language teachers. Apply by 1 Oct here.
  • Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastrukur (KIAT) is looking for a Research Manager (Infrastructure) to help strengthen KIAT’s overall delivery of infrastructure assistance in Indonesia. Apply now here.
  • Australian National University’s Department of Political and Social Change is hiring a research fellow/lecturer to produce world-leading research on Indonesian politics and/or social change, and to teach, supervise students, and engage in service. Apply here by 10 October here
  • Monash Indonesia will become Indonesia’s first ever foreign Universityfrom October 2021, and welcome people interested in its study opportunities to attend one of its many info sessions that cover study options. Register here.
  • ASAH Emerging Scholar Award is receiving submissions for academic papers on any subject in Asian Humanities. Submit your academic papers here and get the chance to win the award of 200 AUD. Submissions closed on 31 January 2022. 
  • A Deakin University research project on China-Indonesia relations is looking for a research assistant (2-3 days/week). Contact Xinyu Xhao here.
  • OnlinePajak Tech is looking for a SRE/DevOps Engineer to bring a DevOps presence to our delivery hub in Sydney. Apply here.
  • Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support?Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia.
  • Asia Society – Melbourne Asia Game Changer. Nominate a Game Changer making a positive difference to Australia’s relationship with Asia, and join the award in November. Nominate here
  • Lakoat Kujawas is calling for proposals for the art residency program 2021-2022! The community of Taiftob Village, Mollo, NTT is open for collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and food activists. More info here.
  • Jakarta Independent Film Festival (JIFF) welcomes submissions from independent filmmakers from around the world for the 2021 Edition. Check out the rules and regulations here.
  • Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
  • 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.
  • 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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