After a long day of activities, our winners are celebrated at our long awaited Awards Night! Each winner presented their winning speech, and were given their award by our special judges and sponsors on the night of National Australia-Indonesia Language Awards 2023, held at the Glebe Town Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, on December 2nd.
The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) 

In the News

  • As the second biggest religion in Indonesia, Christians in the country engage in various high-spirited region-based traditions to celebrate the religious occasion. Check out eight Christmas traditions in Indonesia below. (
  • Pusat Survei Geologi dan Universitas Wollongong Australia Kolaborasi Tingkatkan Standar Penelitian Geologi. Temuan natural hidrogen dan penelitian mengenai sebaran batuan ultramafik yang sedang dilakukan oleh PSG tersebut dapat berkontribusi dalam net zero emission,” (Suara Merdeka)
  • Indonesia’s presidential candidates use dance, cats, memes to appeal to netizens ahead of Feb polls. As Indonesia gears up for the 2024 presidential election, candidates have already embarked on unconventional strategies to capture the attention of voters (The Strait Times)
  • Disability Inclusive Employment at DT Global: The SKALA Experience. The concept of disability inclusion in the workplace is a relatively new idea, and its translation into practice is still in its early stages. (DT Global)
  • Bali to axe Visa on Arrival tourist ‘tax’. Ross Taylor from the Indonesia Institute said Bali had always required Australians to get a Visa on Arrival, a document he said was “simply a tax”, rather than an actual visa. Holidaymakers are set to save on trips to Bali with a $50 compulsory fee to be axed in the new year. (9 News)
  • Sydney Airport warns Qantas could jack up fares to Bali. Sydney Airport says plans by Qantas to code-share with Garuda Indonesia could drive up costs for consumers by worsening Australia’s case to increase its air rights into Bali and promote more competition from Virgin Australia. (AUS Financial Review)

Tune In

  • SBS Bahasa Indonesia telah menyiapkan beberapa tips untuk tetap aman dan sejuk selama musim panas di Australia, khususnya di tengah suasana Natal dan Tahun Baru. (SBS Indonesian)


  • 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 12pm WIB/4pm AEDT. Join FLEX here.
  • 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.
    • YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
  • 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 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!
  • The Australian National UniversityArndt-Corden Department of Economics and Indonesia Project are thrilled to welcome Her Excellency Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati to share some of her experiences and insights as Finance Minister of the Republic of Indonesia. Tue 12th Dec 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm AEDT at Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building Canberra. 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.
  • University of Western Australia (UWA) is looking for a Secretariat Officer. Base salary range: $70,905 – $75,319 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation, apply here before 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 7 January 2024.
  • DT Global is opening various vacancies with the vision of shaping a future where sustainable development and innovation empower individuals, communities, and nations. Find out more info here
    • Provincial Government Advisor for NTT, apply here before 15 December 2023, 5 PM (GMT +7)
  • 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
  • Apply Now for the Australia Awards Short Course on Women-led MSMEs – Ready to Export. This two-week program is designed for women-led MSME owners and executives. Apply online via this link before 28 January 2024, at 11.59 pm WIB. For more details, please visit this page
  • 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
  • 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].
  • 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
  • KONEKSI is looking for Grant Management Support, short term assignment, Location: Jakarta, Indonesia  apply here by 15 December 2023 COB. 
  • Monash University –  AU is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Indonesian History. Apply here by 14 Dec
  • Nominate now for YAIYA (Young Women To Watch In International Affairs) by midnight Wednesday 31 January 2024 here
  • Prospera is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and hardworking research analyst to work alongside its expert team on climate and energy. Prospera is a partnership facility between the Government of Australia (through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and the Government of Indonesia. Apply here by 5pm (Jakarta time), 20 Dec 2023.
  • 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 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 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 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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