The “Indonesia by the Harbour” festival enlivened Circular Quay, at the centre of Sydney on Saturday (25/11). The festival, which was organized by the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney in collaboration with various partners. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia)

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  • Why is there concern regarding the World Wolbachia Program? Epidemiologist Dr. Dicky Budiman, a Global Health Security researcher who is also a visiting lecturer at several universities in Indonesia, explained that Wolbachia is a bacteria that is safe for humans and the environment. (SBS Indonesian)
  • The Indonesian word ‘pemuda’, or young person, has a complex meaning and history. Like in other languages and cultures, the term conjures up images of change and vitality. But in Indonesia, it also carries militaristic and masculine connotations which are coloured by the way it was used during the New Order era. (Talking Indonesia)


  • The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program Forum is bringing together young Australians and Indonesians to explore a variety of topics related to the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship and the role young people can play in its future on 5 Dec at ANU. With guest speakers HE DR Siswo Pramono, Ms Stephanie Copus Campbell AM, Prof. Greg Fealy, Lydia Santoso, Ele Williams, Armina Rosenberg, and Clare Duffield. Register here to grab your free access ticket by 4 Dec.
  • The University of Melbourne is hosting the annual Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) Symposium 2023 on 8 Dec at 8:30am – 4:30pm AEDT. Register here to secure your place and catch up on the year in energy research.
  • Australia Awards Indonesia is tailoring the scholarship information session for prospective applicants from West Nusa Tenggara, on 7 Dec at 4pm – 6pm WITA (Central Indonesia Time). Choose your own flexibility to join the session either in person or online. Click here for more information.
  • Australia National University (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.
  • ANU – Indonesia Institute is having Human Rights Day Webinar: The state of environmental rights in contemporary Indonesia Online on 7 December. Click here to register. 
  • AIBC (Australia Indonesia Business Council) QLD is delighted to invite you to a dinner event to round out the year’s activities on 7 December. Your AIBC QLD Chair, Dr Peter Baines, will share some reflections on the year past, and also provide a brief look forward to the coming year. Click here to register.
  • Monash University Indonesia Campus is hosting a 2023 Monash Herb Feith Graduate Research Gala on 12 December 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 the real-world. Register here!


  • 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.
  • UNDP is hiring for a year contract for a Technical Associate (Jurisdictional Approach) in  FOLUR Project based in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Indonesia, led by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and with technical support from UNDP and FAO is implementing a full-size project entitled “Strengthening sustainability in commodity and food systems, land restoration and land use governance through integrated landscape management for multiple benefits in Indonesia (FOLUR). Apply here by 5 Dec.
  • Save the Children Indonesia is hiring for a Chief Finance Officer. Access more info here and submit your application before 5 Dec.
  • Asialink is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Myer Foundation and operates under the portfolio of Chancellery International, now open for Senior Associate, Advisory, & Insights (Asialink Business). Catch your flexible hybrid work and apply here by 6 Dec.
  • Prospera/ DT Global is opening a vacancy for Communications and Public Diplomacy Manager position. The position is responsible for managing information, communication, advocacy and public diplomacy efforts. Apply here by 7 Dec.
  • Prospera/ DT Global 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 8 Dec.
  • Palladium Group is hiring for PRISMA – Data Collection Specialist Consultant & Qualitative Research Consultant, placement in Jakarta, Indonesia. Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Incomes through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA) is a multi-year development program that accelerates poverty reduction through inclusive economic growth. The application closed on 11 Dec. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply here.
  • Monash University –  AU is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Indonesian History. Apply here by 14 Dec.
  • SKALA Program (Strategi dan Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar Kemitraan Australia – Indonesia) is a significant Australian investment designed to help Indonesia address regional disparities in development. SKALA is looking for a Provincial Government Advisor for NTT. Apply your application here by 15 Dec.
  • The University of Western Australia is looking for a full-time Secretariat Officer position. This is a Perth-based position. The application will be closed on 7 Jan. Grab the application here.
  • Australia-ASEAN Council 2023-24 grants round is now open for applications. The round will close at 11.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday 17 December 2023. The grants program aims to build people-to-people, institutional and business connections between Australia and Southeast Asia. Click here for more information.
  • ANU 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.
  • 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
  • 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].
  • DT Global is opening various vacancies with the vision of shaping a future where sustainable development and innovation empower individuals, communities, and nations. DT Global works in partnership with local stakeholders to foster inclusive prosperity, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Find out more info here.
  • 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 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 a list of  available vacancies 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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