The University of Melbourne and Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology have announced the latest addition to PRIME – a bilateral research partnership that will focus on addressing global challenges through engineering, especially on technology implementation in Indonesia’s planned new capital city, Nusantara, including bioengineering and biomaterials, water resources, cleaner energy, and sustainable, smart, resilient and liveable cities. (University of Melbourne)

Special: Petualangan Sherina

We are very pleased to announce our amazing sponsors for the Petualangan Sherina 2 Australian Tour! As the inaugural screening outside Indonesia of one of the biggest Indonesian films of the year, bringing this film to Australia has been a huge effort for all involved, and we can’t wait to share this cultural phenomenon with SOLD OUT audiences!

Riri Riza, Sherina Munaf and Derby Romero have touched down in Australia, meeting viewers at Lido Cinemas on 18 November, for a Q&A hosted by actress Miranda Anwar. Mas Riri, Sherina and Derby will be joined by co-writer Virania Munaf in Sydney at Ritz Cinemas on 19 November, for a Q&A hosted by Antok and Jess Sudarmanto. And of course we are bringing an exclusive screening to Brisbane at New Farm Cinemas on 25 November.

All of this is made possible by our incredible sponsors. Please follow these wonderful organisations and companies to keep in touch about their activities, initiatives, services and products:

    1. Ditjen Kebudayaan Kemdikbud RI & Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi (Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology).

    1. Indofood, through Indomie Australia. Grab your Indomie and Chitato at your local Supermarket!

    1. Sendok Garpu, one of the most authentic Indonesian restaurants, located at the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, and Martabak SG & Co. 

    1. Rocky Lim Financial Group. A property finance specialist in Australia with over 10 years’ experience.

    1. Uniair Cargo Australia, your trusted partner in the world of logistics.

    1. RackCorp, a dynamic and forward-thinking technology company in the field of data center services and cloud infrastructure.

    1. Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney, covering NSW, Qld and SA.

    1. Consulate General of Indonesia in Melbourne, covering Vic and Tas.

    1. Indomedia, the most contemporary Indo tabloid in Oz.

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    • NAILA (National Australia Indonesia Language Awards) would love for you to join us for our annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate all of the fantastic participants in the year’s competition and announce the winners from our 7 categories, as well as the winners of the Indonesian Studies Awards in collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Institute (AII). Come along to celebrate Indonesian language, culture, food and support NAILA’s mission to promote and reward Indonesian language learning in Australia – get your tickets 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 ACT’s weekly Gamelan classes every Monday, 6-8pm, in the ANU School of Music, Room 680!  

    • Monash University Indonesia Campus is hosting a 2023 Monash Herb Feith Graduate Research Gala on 12 December 2023 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Join them at their gala showcase event to explore how Monash Higher Degree by Research (HDR) contributes to real-world. Register here!

    • Australia Indonesia Business Council invites you to attend The 2024 Indonesian Presidential Election: A radically new political landscape on the horizon? By Professor Greg Fealy on 22 Nov 2023 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) AEDT / GMT+11. Register here!

    • ANU Indonesia Project is launching ‘Gender equality equality and diversity in Indonesia: Identifying progress and challenges’, by Angie Bexley, Sarah Dong & Diahhadi Setyonaluri on 5 December at ANU in Canberra. Click here for more info about their Book Launch event.

    • The Faculty of Arts in University of Melbourne is inviting you to join their 42nd Indonesia Forum Symposium for postgraduate and early career researchers on Wed, 22 Nov 2023 9:45 AM – Thu, 23 Nov 2023 5:00 PM AEDT. Click here to get the ticket.

    • The Australia-Indonesia Centre invites you to the Gathering of the Gamelans on Saturday, 25 November, 2023. This event will bring together 8 of Victoria’s leading traditional Indonesian arts organisations to perform at a free showcase of Indonesian gamelan music at the Northcote Uniting Church. Free Entry!

    • Victoria University in partnership with Universitas Pelita Harapan on behalf of Global Victoria, brings together research leaders, and industry experts to discuss challenges and capabilities in tourism and hospitality education: Indonesia and Victoria. Click here for more info.


    • AIYA Blog accepts open and roll submissions from Indonesians and Australians about anything to do with the bilateral relationship?
        • Share with us your story of any study exchange or working holiday in Australia, fun facts about Bahasa Indonesia or English, review a book, a movie, a TV show or another piece of media related to Indonesian or Australian culture,  policy and law developments between the two countries that you want to explore with an engaged audience of AIYA Blog readers.

        • Maybe you have an idea but you’re not sure how to write it? You can also pitch ideas to our blog editors and they will workshop your article with you! 

        • Please email your submission to [email protected] and one of our amazing editors will work with you to get your work published on the AIYA Blog. 

        • Submissions are open in both English and Bahasa Indonesia.

    • AIYA Jawa Barat opens recruitment for several positions in their team. Apply here before 25th November.


    • AIYA SA is on the lookout for several positions in their team. Click here for more information.


    • AIYA Victoria is offering opportunities for those that want to join the committee in the 2024 period. Click here for more information.

    • Monash University Indonesia is seeking a highly skilled Senior Education Governance Officer to join our team. In this role, you will play a vital part in providing administrative support for academic governance functions, overseeing curriculum frameworks, and facilitating internal and external reviews of courses. Apply here by 30 Nov.

    • Monash University Indonesia is seeking a dedicated Learning Adviser. In this role, you will work collaboratively with the Monash Learning and Teaching unit to create and deliver high-quality learning materials and programs, especially on the support of the students’ academic English language skills, learning abilities, course performance, and overall progress. Apply here by 23 Nov, 11.55 pm Jakarta time.

    • Share your stories and amplify your voices with KIFF 2023, the Kalimantan International Indigenous Film Festival. KIFF is a platform for showcasing the power and diversity of indigenous cinema, celebrating the strength and resilience of indigenous peoples, and advocating for their rights. Submit your film today and be a part of this transformative cinematic journey! Click here for more information.

    • Prospera is hiring for a Climate and Energy Lead to champion Prospera’s overall climate and energy strategy and work program. It will be an opportunity to work across a wide array of issues including carbon markets, energy policy and financing. Apply here by 8th Dec.

    • 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

    • Good Return is seeking for an Indonesia Program Coordinator. Suitable for someone who excels at forming partnerships and is interested in building the financial wellbeing and capability of people in Indonesia. Apply as soon as possible here as applications will be reviewed continually.

    • 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]

    • KATALIS – 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.




    • KIAT (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out 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. 

    • 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 Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) helps grow Australia’s prosperity by delivering quality trade and investment services to businesses, accelerates growth in Australia’s tourism sector and promotes Australia’s education to the world. Find more available vacancies information here.

    • The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to anyone, beginners are most welcome. The club organises games throughout the year, mostly 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 the training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here

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