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  • Some time ago, the Indonesia Diaspora Network of Victoria assist Nelelamedike, a village in East Flores, NTT to become a smart village that would benefit from using contemporary technology to improve administration and promote sustainable development. Tune in to listen the journey here.
  • People with disabilities face barriers daily, one of them being overcoming stereotypes. Barrier removal requires expertise, collaboration, advocacy and legal backing. Listen to the discussion between Australia Indonesia Disability Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN) and Bandung Independent Living Center (BILiC) on how to be an all-inclusive and accessible society here.


  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration. Interested? Join the WA group here and/or the FB group here.
  • AIYA NTT will be hosting an online Chinese New Year Trivia to connect the youth and to share interesting things about Chinese New Year from Australia and Indonesia. Event will be held on Zoom on 5 February 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. FLEX will return on 16 January 2022. Stay tuned!
    • 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. 
  • Sydney Australia Masterclass will be held from 7 – 17 Feb, bringing together some of Australia’s most renowned academics. Join them as they shine a light on the global issues defining our future. More information here.
  • AsiaLink is hosting the event ‘Indonesia: The Immense Potential for NSW Food & Beverage Exporters’ on 10 Feb, register here.
  • AP4D (The Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue) is hosting a symposium to launch five Options Papers which are the culmination of six months of consultations with over 150 experts from across the development, diplomacy and defence communities, and regional specialists. Held on 10 Feb, register here.
  • Monash University Indonesia is hosting an online event to explore innovative partnerships between Australia and Indonesia and how these can help achieve the SDGs. Register for 15 Feb here.
  • AIATSIS Summit calls for papers! This year’s theme, Navigating the spaces in between, foregrounds the brilliance and value of Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world. Submit your abstract by 15 Mar and attend the summit on 30 May – 3 Jun. More info here.


  • Australian Government is receiving applications for Working Holiday Maker program that allows young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. More info here.
  • Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth is accepting applications for term 1 2022, beginning 7 Feb. More info here.
  • Business Smart Solutions is looking for a motivated IT Project and Relationship Coordinator to join their Sydney team, with at least 1-year of professional experience, including project management experience or interest. Apply here.
  • Bukalapak, an Indonesian-based tech unicorn with over 100 million users, 2 thousand plus employees, and a brand new office opening right here in Melbourne! They are looking for multiple positions in Software Engineering in Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
  • AIYA SA is inviting people passionate about Aus-Ind relations to join the 2022 Committee as President, Treasurer and Secretary. Nominate yourself by 21 Feb here.
  • Australian Awards Scholarship sudah buka! Dengan beasiswa ini, kamu bisa mendapatkan beasiswa fully-funded saat kuliah di Australia! Daftar sebelum 29 April, info lebih lanjut di sini.
  • Arkblu Capital, a private investment firm primarily focused on the venture capital asset class in Indonesia is looking for a Senior Lawyer (Jakarta-based) and a Bilingual Manager (Finance & Operations) (Sydney Based). Apply by the 18 Feb.
  • Asialink Leaders Program offers a transformational experience that will equip you with the latest insights, capabilities, and connections to position you for success with Asia. Apply by 31 Mar here.
  • ACICIS intends to provide in-country study again from semester 2, 2022. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your interest by completing the first part of their online application form.
  • Prospera is looking for a Research Analyst to support the integration of advisory and engagement work and public service performance improvement activities. Apply here by 11 Feb.
  • CQUniversity Australia is looking for their next CEO Indonesia Operations to take the lead in making a difference in international higher education and achieve outstanding results beyond the typical University approach. Apple by 20 Feb here.
  • Kemitraan is seeking to identify highly motivated and qualified candidates for Anti-Corruption Program. Register for consideration when vacant positions are available here.
  • is a free service from an Aussie Startup that is aiming to help young Indonesian techies stand out to recruiters and employers. Find out more 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. 
  • 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.
  • The Australian National University is seeking a Senior Partnerships Manager (here) and Senior Partnerships Officer (here) to be based in Jakarta. The role will primarily focus on student recruitment activities and partnerships in Indonesia.
  • The Australian National University is offering a course on introduction to Indonesia’s economy and policy environment. This is a chance to learn from world experts on the Indonesian economy in a two-day intensive course. More info here.
  • Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
  • Asia Society is looking for a Special Assistant and Advisor to the President. Apply 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.
  • Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
  • Indonesian teachers: Scots College, Sydney is looking for Indonesian teachers. 
  • Fullerton Services is looking for a freelance interpreter (all languages) to work in a range of governmental and private companies. Apply here.

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