TIndonesia has officially approved digital nomad visas, and Bali is already crawling with foreigners chasing work-life bliss. The Indonesian Government has announced that remote workers will be allowed to conduct online work for up to six months, without paying tax, by using an existing B211A visa. (ABC)

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  • Indonesia’s G20 – Opportunities and Obstacles – The G20 Summit, to be hosted in Bali between the 15th and 16th of November this year, is fast approaching. The G20 provides ample opportunity for Indonesia as a host country to gain international prestige and domestic political wins. Equally, however, there are a number of obstacles the country will face that may inhibit its ability to make the most of such opportunities. This article looks at both the opportunities and obstacles to appraise whether Indonesia will meet its goals when the Summit rolls around this coming November. Read this week’s AIYA article here.

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  • 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.
  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • 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 FLEX – our online language exchange now moved to Zoom! It is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English, and held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. Starting on 4 September, join FLEX here (a recurring link).
  • JOIN AIYA LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (IN-PERSON or ONLINE!) 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:
    • VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Gallery Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • NSW: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Online on Zoom. Follow @aiya.nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
  • AIYA VIC x Krakatoas Football Club is hosting an AFL Grand Final Watch Party and BBQ on the 24th of September. Click here to RSVP.
  • AIYA NSW Annual General Meeting will be held on 26 Sept at 7pm AEST via Zoom. The meeting will appoint the new committee, with elected positions including President, Vice President, and Treasurer. Join the meeting here
  • AIYA VIC x Melbourne Community Gamelan is hosting a Gamelan Event at Melba Hall, the University of Melbourne, on 14 Oct at 6.30pm. The attendees will have tutorials on how to play gamelan instruments. Register here.
  • AIYA NTT is hosting Annual General Meeting on 8 October at 3-5pm WITA. Join the meeting here.
  • Australia Global Alumni is presenting a bilateral webinar for Australians and Indonesians entitled “Can Indonesians Learn English through Australian Sports” on 20 September. Register here.
  • Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT), in conjunction with the ANU School of Culture, History & Language at the College of Asia and the Pacific and the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, will host this Indonesian Film Night (‘Malam Film Indonesia’) at ANU Kambri Cinema on 12 October. Register here.
  • AIBC is hosting the AIBC Conference for 2022 in Darwin in 2-4 November. Register here.


  • Do you know a standout Indonesian language teacher, researcher or leader in Indonesian cultural outreach in Australia? Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) Indonesian Studies Awards, which recognise the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals in our community. There are three award categories: AII Language Teaching Award, AII Studies and Cultural Leadership Award, AII Distinguished Service Award. For more information including how to nominate, click here. Entries close on 4 October 2022 (AEST).
  • AIYA NSW is recruiting team members (Communications, Professional Programs, Social-Cultural and Education) who will be appointed by the new committee following the AGM. Register here by 26 Sept and see the position description here.
  • The University of New England (UNE) is looking for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will take part in renewing and delivering the curriculum in Indonesian Studies to students both on campus and online. Apply here by 20 Sept.
  • ACICIS is looking for campaign volunteers to be part of a national initiative aimed at shifting Australia’s monolingual mindset and promoting the study of languages among Australian university students. Apply here.
  • The ASEAN- Australia One Health Fellowship Program is pleased to invite nominations including self-nominations with a letter of support. Applications close on the 30th of September 2022. Apply here.
  • Applications for the 2023 Language Assistant Program in Western Australian Public Schools are now open, facilitated by the Balai Bahasa Indonesia (BBI) Perth. Click here for more info.
  • The University of Sydney is offering a postgraduate research scholarship in Opioid policy and use in Indonesia. Apply here.
  • Katalis and DT Global are hiring for Independent Evaluator (Sustainable Tourism Development) to  provide independent advice on Katalis’s sub-contractor performance on sustainable tourism development partnerships in Indonesia with an initial focus on the TanaMori development near Labuan Bajo. Click here to apply.
  • Piaget Education and Petra Christian University Surabaya are offering scholarships for international teachers of all subjects to join a uniquely designed Master Program of Education Leadership Management, inclusive of stipends and airfares, that will prepare graduates to become competent professionals at educational institutions. Send your CV to [email protected] to submit your interest.
  • South Pole is looking for a Climate Projects Regional Director to own and grow the Climate Projects Business Line presence in South East Asia & Australia. Apply here.
  • ReelOzInd! Short Film Competition and Festival is back in 2022 and can’t wait to share its festival of short films with audiences in Indonesia, Australia and beyond. This year our theme is ‘suara/voice’. Submit your entry here.
  • Applications for Westpac’s Asian Exchange Scholarship are now open and close on 30 November. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 Jakarta, Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
  • Australian Government is receiving applications for the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Career Insights: Graduate Programs in International Affairs In this article, YAIA has pulled together a curated list of graduate programs with an international focus, across federal Government departments and agencies, state and territory governments, and the private sector, that are available to apply for in 2022 (with most commencing in 2023). Find out more here.
  • The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies is looking for full-time Junior researchers who will be responsible in supporting the writing of CIPS research and also in conducting their own research in accordance with good writing standards in CIPS. Apply here.
  • The Australia-Indonesia Centre is launching its online Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), aimed at increasing the impact and leadership of early career researchers across Indonesia and Australia. Apply here.

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