Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian study abroad to Indonesia was booming. In 2019 alone, 2,061 Australian university students travelled to Indonesia to complete study programs, internships and mentorships, the highest number of Australian students ever to study in Indonesia.

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Event Feature: The Asia Education Foundation – Why Indonesia matters in our schools (28 October). 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 AEDT / 3pm 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 
    • 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. 
    • VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Carlton Gardens (outside IMAX). Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
  • 27 October join AIBC’s inaugural Food & Agriculture Group information & discussion session. Facilitators will talk about their experiences trading to Indonesia, the good, the bad and the ugly. Register here.
  • 27 October AIBC NSW in collaboration with Investment NSW are hosting a webinar on EdTech opportunities with Indonesia. Register here
  • 27 October Asia Society Australia together with Asia Society Korea are hosting a Gen A webinar titled ‘The Crucial COP: Climate Change, Youth and Our Region’. Register here
  • 28 October The Asia Education Foundation is hosting an event on “Why Indonesia matters in our schools”. Register here
  • 28 October IS4 Webinar brings together social science experts to discuss “Social media, politics, and schismatic algorithms in Indonesia”. The webinar will be held at 9pm WIB. Register here.
  • 28 October AIBC is hosting its 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 5pm AEDT to elect the positions of National President, National Vice President and National Treasurer. Register here
  • 28 October The Australia Indonesia Centre is hosting a webinar on ‘Skills & Training for Young People in South Sulawesi’. Register here.
  • 28 October Learn the background and history of various types of Javanese folksong and learn to sing traditional Javanese music with renowned Javanese Gamelan and shadow puppet master Dr Joko Susilo as part of UNSW Diversity Fest. Register here
  • 29 October OzAlum is hosting “Quiz Part 2: Individual Challenge” at 4pm WIB. The quiz is open to all Indonesians who have studied or are currently studying in Australia. Join the quiz and win awesome prizes! Register here
  • 30 October AIYA QLD is hosting its annual ‘Games in The Park’! Come join for free food, games and lots of laughter in Orleigh Park at 2pm AEST. Get the chance to win prizes. More info here.
  • 4 November DFAT is hosting the ‘Global Market Insights Seminar: Indonesia’. Indonesia’s economy is bouncing back from COVID-19. Find out what this means for your business, and where the commercial opportunities are. Get some tips on business culture as well. Register here.
  • 14 – 16 December The International Conference and Cultural Event (ICCE) of Lampung 2021, organised by Monash University, consists of keynote addresses and an array of presentations centred on the visual and performing arts of Lampung, southern Sumatra. Register here.


  • Australia-Indonesia Institute Indonesian Studies Awards recognises the achievements and contributions of Indonesian language teachers, researchers, and leaders in Indonesian cultural outreach in Australia. Each award recipient will receive a certificate and cash prize of $1000. The 2021 award recipients will be announced at the NAILA Virtual Awards Ceremony in December. Nominate yourself or another person here by 31 Oct.
  • AIYA SulSel is accepting nominations for President, Vice President, and Secretary that will be up for election at the AGM on 6 Nov. Apply here by 5 Nov.
  • AIYA Victoria will be holding its AGM on 9 Nov via Zoom, nominations to join the committee can be submitted here by 8 Nov. 
  • NAILA is receiving public votes for People’s Choice Award 2021 before 26 Nov. Cast your vote for your favourite performance here!
  • AASYP (ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership) is hosting the annual RESET Innovation Challenge for young leaders to collaborate and develop innovative solutions promoting inclusive economic growth through education. Apply soon here by 23 Oct.
  • Vic Gov has several vacant Indonesian teaching roles at Portland Secondary College. Apply by 24 Oct here.
  • WA’s Department of Education is looking for part time Indonesian language teachers at East Maddington Primary School (25 Oct) and Charthouse Primary School (29 Oct)
  • ABC International has an exciting opportunity for a Social and Digital Producer to reach and engage new and existing international digital audiences across the Indo-Pacific region. Apply by 26 Oct here.
  • AASYP is recruiting for multiple positions including People and Culture Director (26 Oct), Community Director (26 Oct), Business Development Officer (7 Nov) and WordPress Designer (no date). For further details check out the position descriptions here.
  • Fortescue Future Industries is hiring a Global Governance & Compliance Graduate to run the day-to-day oversight of the Company’s Business Integrity Compliance Program. Apply by 29 Oct here.
  • Lydekker is recruiting Summer Associates (paid interns) to join the team. If you are a high-performing university student who is interested in the Australia-Asia interface, and have finished (or are about to finish) your second year, apply by 31 Oct here.
  • A2ELP is the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program. Social entrepreneurs can apply to join the region’s leading entrepreneurs in bespoke workshops, networking and collaboration, and become part of the A2ELP alumni. Apply by 31 Oct here.
  • Asia Options publishes online journalism for Australians interested in exploring educational, professional and leadership opportunities in Asia. They are looking for voluntary writers, a marketing specialist and an Indonesian correspondent. Apply for positions by 31 Oct here.
  • Prospera is seeking an Economist and an International Performance (MEL) Adviser to join their team in Jakarta. Apply by 31 Oct. 
  • Cardno is hiring an Evaluation Specialist for End of Program Review – Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Grants for Municipal Sanitation (sAIIG). Apply by 31 Oct here.
  • Australian Strategic Policy Institute is hiring a Lead and Project Officer to coordinate the development and execution of professional development programs. Apply for positions by 31 Oct here.
  • The Department of Education in Western Australia is looking for people to join their 2022 Language Assistant Program. For more information about the program or to apply, email [email protected] by 1 Nov 2021. 
  • The Asia Studies Association of Australia is open for applications to join the 2022 ASAA Conference Postgraduate Day! Are you a postgraduate student conducting Asia-focused research? Apply here by 1 Nov.
  • 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 Jan 2022.
  • 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. 
  • DFAT has established the Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF) which seeks to support development ideas across the Indo-Pacific region. If you have a bright development idea consider applying for support 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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