Australian university student Maya Willis is having the “best six months” of her life studying in Indonesia. “The culture here is fascinating and so different from Australia, but we can learn so much from Indonesia.”

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  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! The Kumpul Committee was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of both Australia and Indonesia.
    • Interested in joining our First Nations Book Club? Join the WA group here and/or the FB group here to keep up to date.
  • 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 can join and chat with other members whenever you want.
  • JOIN AIYA FLEX – our online language exchange is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English! It is held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/5pm AEDT. 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:
    • NSW: Every Thursday, 6:30pm, alternating between in-person and online on Zoom. Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info or find the schedule here.
    • VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • YOGYAKARTA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
  • Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association (VILTA) and the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre are hosting an Indonesian Language Holiday Program that provides an immersive experience for Year 9-11 Secondary Indonesian Studies students. The program will be held on 29-30 June at Learning and Teaching Building Room 2.36 & 2.37, Monash University Clayton Campus. Register here.
  • The University of Melbourne, Asia Institute is hosting a documentary film screening of ‘Burung Jawa/Birds of Java’, followed by panel discussion. The event will be held on 29 June at 5.30pm in Interactive Cinema Space, Victoria. Reserve your spot here.
  • Join Indonesian movie screening “Buya Hamka” on 2 Jul at 12.30pm at Dendy’s Cinema, Canberra. The biographical film is based on the true story of the life journey of an Indonesian national hero, Buya Hamka, who was a writer, journalist, educator, and politician who is known as the first chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). Reserve your ticket here.
  • Charles Darwin University is hosting a 4-Day Indigenous Diplomacy Intensive Workshop on 17-20 July. Register here.
  • The 2023 Lowy Institute Poll is being launched at the National Press Club on 26 June. Click here to register.


  • Apply for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) now! If you are an Australian aged between 21-25 and passionate for learning about Indonesian culture, you can have the opportunity to engage in 8-week hybrid exchange program. Submit your application soon by 30 June here.
  • Austrade is looking for a Norther Territory (NT) Business Development Manager to be based in Jakarta. Applications close on 26 June here.
  • AIYA National is seeking KUMPUL Committee Officer. The name Kumpul, meaning ‘gather’ in Indonesian, was chosen to symbolise the way in which AIYA wants to engage with Indigenous issues. Members of the Kumpul Committee would contribute to AIYA’s engagement with Indigenous Australian and Indonesian youth by continuing the NAIDOC Advisory Committee’s work which was established in 2020, and developing new ideas to bring the committee into the future. Apply here by 7 July.
  • AIYA National is recruiting Digital Events Officer who will work with the Director of Operations, Operations Coordinators and wider team by organising AIYA digital initiatives to expand AIYA’s digital presence. Past events that have been organised are webinar or workshop series in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, social events to promote cultural exchange between Indonesia and Australia. Apply here by 7 July.
  • AIYA Victoria is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply and find more info here.
  • SKALA is seeking two Provincial Engagement Specialists in NTT who will provide technical support, facilitation and inputs into activity implementation within their designated province (22 June) and a Finance Officer to review transactions and assist the staff to ensure compliance to various operational manuals. (20 June)
  • ACICIS Study Indonesia is looking for a Student Buddy to join the team until 28 June. If you are a university student in Yogyakarta, and looking to get hands-on cultural experiences and expand international networks, see here for more information.
  • Join the ACICIS team as an Intern in the Yogyakarta office! These positions would suit students in their third to final year in university who have an interest or passion in Australian-Indonesian relations, international relations/law, English literature, education, intercultural communications, management, or hospitality. Apply by 5 July here.
  • Inside Indonesia is looking for a reliable volunteer to help with uploading a few articles to the website every couple of weeks. Please send your interest to [email protected]
  • Find out if you are eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant here.
  • DT Global is looking for a Procurement and Contract Coordinator to lead SKALA procurements for goods and services to support the program. Apply here by 2 July.
  • The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to women, men and children of all nationalities, ages and ability. Beginners are most welcome. The club organizes games throughout the year. Most games are played in Jakarta, with occasional games across Indonesia and overseas. Tours are planned to Bali, Batam, Vietnam and Thailand this year. Trainings are held mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, trainings are also held Thursday nights in the GBK complex.To keep up to date with training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.
  • Kolaborasi Pengetahuan dan Inovasi Australia Indonesia (KONEKSI) is calling for expressions of interest for the Australia-Indonesia Research Collaboration Grants 2023. Apply here.
  • Asia Education Foundation is looking for students to participate in a 3-week virtual Indonesian Language learning program for 44 x Year 9 students in Victorian schools. Express your interest here.
  • DT Global is looking for a Procurement and Contract Coordinator to lead SKALA procurements for goods and services to support the program. Apply here by 2 July.
  • Mosaic Connections is looking for a Communications Manager to lead with planning and developing social media campaigns. Apply here.
  • The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program will establish 10 new school partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools. This will include 10 Australian schools and 10 schools from across Indonesia, including schools, madrasahs and pesantren from primary (SD/MI) and secondary levels (SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK). Find the application form for Indonesian schools/madrasahs here and the form for Australian schools 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • DT Global (KIAT) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out more here. KIAT works with its government partners across Indonesia to deliver a range of large and small projects to improve access to infrastructure for all Indonesians.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 2023. Find out more here.

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