Australian Industry Minister Ed Husic will visit Indonesia and Singapore this week to strengthen economic cooperation and accelerate collaboration in critical sectors including green technology. Husic is scheduled to attend meetings with counterparts in the two countries between Sunday and July 27 to discuss issues including electric-vehicle manufacturing and digital-technology development.

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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.
  • 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/4pm AEST. 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.
  • 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.
  • AIYA Sulsel is hosting an IELTS listening session on July 30th via zoom. Register here and join the zoom here.
  • The Australian National University is hosting Global Seminar Series with the topic of ‘The poverty line revisited: Should Indonesia adjust its poverty line?’. Join the discussion on 27 July at 12pm AEST here.
  • Monash University is hosting Joey Alexander’s debut Australian performance. Acclaimed 3-time GRAMMY-nominated international piano prodigy, he brings his graceful and energetic jazz performance to the Alexander Theatre for his first-ever Australian solo performance. Book your ticket here for 10 August.
  • Synergy Indonesia Australia is presenting IndOz Conference 2023 to be held in Brisbane City Hall on Thursday, 24th of August 2023. Register here by 17 August.


  • The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is recruiting volunteers as Language Officer! Submit your interest now here, by 28 July.
  • Be a host family for AIYEP participants! In 2023, AIYEP are seeking families in Canberra to share their home life with an AIYEP participant from Indonesia on a short term placement from 11 November to 3 December. Submit your interest here.
  • Are you working in the tourism sector and interested in developing your expertise and deepening your understanding of sustainable tourism management? Apply now for the Australia Awards Short Course on Sustainable Tourism Management! Apply by 30 July. More info here.
  • ACICIS Study Indonesia is currently seeking expressions of interest for Academic Program Officers (APO) in the fields of agriculture, business, creative arts and design, development studies, journalism, law, and sustainable tourism. Registration is open until 31 July. 
  • ACICIS Study Indonesia is seeking Jakarta & Yogya Program Assistants. This position would suit a graduate of a local or Australian university. Interested applicants should submit a current CV and a statement (in English) at the latest by Friday, 11 August. More info here
  • The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is looking for a Security Section Team Leader Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Embassy Indonesia based in Jakarta. Submit your application here by no later than Tuesday, 25 July 2023 at 11.30 pm (Jakarta time).
  • DFAT is seeking an experienced psychologist based in Canberra to join its Staff and Family Support Office, which provides professional advice and services to monitor and support staff wellbeing and performance across DFAT’s global network. Apply your application here by 26 July.
  • DFAT is hiring Treasury – Senior Economic Research Officer. They will assist the Minister-Counsellor in undertaking research, providing advice and reporting to Canberra. Apply here by 31 July.
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is looking for a 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. Training is mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, training sessions 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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