President Joko Widodo has arrived in Sydney.

President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Eng. Joko Widodo, had been honored by the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency David Hurley, in Admiralty House, Sydney, on 4 July, at the thirty-five minutes (35 minutes) past 10 am, Sydney time (Australian Eastern Standard Time). This was a part of the diplomatic visit of Indonesia to Australia, which is also related to the Annual Leaders’ Meeting, between two leaders of nations.

In the News

  • Laporan resmi mengenai pertemuan antara Presiden Republik Indonesia, Ir. H. Joko Widodo, dengan Gubernur Jenderal Australia, David Hurley, bisa dibaca selengkapnya di sini. (Sekretariat Kabinet Republik Indonesia)
  • The Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has stated that Australia will export the 60,000 tons of lithium to Indonesia. The commodity is planned to be processed in Morowali, Central Sulawesi, after accompanying President Joko Widodo to Australia. ( English)
  • Prioritas Kerja Sama Indonesia-Australia dari Pemerintah Indonesia bisa dilihat di sini. (Sekretariat Kabinet Republik Indonesia)

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  • AIYA National’s Cultural Diversity Committee! The “Kumpul” Committee, meaning “gathering” in Indonesian, was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of Australia following NAIDOC week 2021. It has now broadened its scope to encapsulate the cultural diversity of both Australia and Indonesia.
    • Interested in joining our Book/Movie Club? Join the FB group the WA group here.
    • To keep up with all Kumpul events, join the WA group here.
  • AIYA NSW is hosting MALAM KARIER. As the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation continues to grow, the job landscape is changing rapidly. Some jobs are disappearing while others are being created. But what does this mean for job seekers and professionals navigating their careers in this new era? Thu, 27 Jul 2023 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM AEST, register 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 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.
  • Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) is hosting a Youth Dialogue Youth Dialogue with Senator the Hon. Penny Wong: Our Region, Our Future – On Australian Foreign Policy and the Indo-Pacific. Join the discussion on 12 July at 10.30-12.00pm WIB. Register here 
  • AIYA VIC is hosting Gamelan & Wayang Day on 15 July at 6-8pm AEST at KJRI Melbourne. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of Gamelan and Wayang! Sign up now here.
  • Charles Darwin University is hosting a 4-Day Indigenous Diplomacy Intensive Workshop on 17-20 July. Register here.
  • Monash University Performing Arts Centres & the Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre are supporting Joey Alexander’s Debut Australian Performance. Indonesian born, New York-based Joey Alexander has been performing professionally since age 10, when he was invited by Wynton Marsalis to perform at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala in 2014. Book the ticket here, for 10 August at 7.30pm, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts.


  • CSIRO is looking for Project Officer REDS (Regional Emerging Disease Support) program to provide coordination to a highly technical laboratory capacity building project in Indonesia, the Regional Emerging Disease Support project (REDS). Apply before 10 July.
  • The University of Sydney is looking for SSEAC Knowledge Translation Officer. As a Knowledge Translation Officer, you will be part of a dedicated team who deliver the University of Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre. Apply before 10 July. 
  • The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), under the Aus4ASEAN Digital Transformation and Future Skills initiative, invites applications from ASEAN countries to attend an Australia Awards Aus4ASEAN Short Course on Green Skills in TVET. Two weeks short course, apply by 10 July.
  • DT Global is looking for a Research Manager (Economist) which will be a member of the SKALA Performance and Learning Team and will work closely with the Performance & Learning (P&L) Director and the Research Lead in supporting the consistent and high-quality implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) system across the program. Application closes 12 July.
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is looking for Marketing Manager that will support the delivery of initiatives that will promote Australian industry capability in Indonesia, raise awareness of trade opportunities in Indonesia to Australian businesses and position Australia as a leading provider of quality education. Apply before 18 July.
  • DT Global is looking for a Senior Communications Officer based in Jakarta to support the clear communication of KIAT’s policy priorities and achievements in the Indonesian infrastructure sector to Indonesian and Australian audiences. This position is on a rolling basis. 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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.

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