Socceroos to face Indonesia in Asian Cup round of 16.Australia and Indonesia will meet for the first time since the Socceroos claimed a 1-0 Asian Cup qualifying win in Brisbane in 2010 – making the world No.146 a fresh challenge for Graham Arnold’s current charges. (Australian Associated Press)

In the News

  • Australia v Indonesia is no David v Goliath battle, says coach Arnold. DOHA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Australia may have the easiest Asian Cup last 16 game on paper when they take on Indonesia, who scraped through to the knockout stages, but coach Graham Arnold said on Saturday that the south-east Asian team would be a hard nut to crack. (Reuters)
  • Australian Border Force using threat of crocodile attacks to deter illegal fishers from the Kimberley. There are reports of three Indonesian deaths due to crocodile attacks in Western Australia’s far northern Kimberley coast. (ABC News)
  • Australia Seeks to Work with Indonesia on ESG As Nickel Price Drops. An Australian government official on Friday suggested cooperation with Indonesia to improve the environmental and labor standards of the resources sector, including nickel, amid the weakening price of the silvery-white metal. (Jakarta Globe)
  • State and territory diplomacy can enhance Australia-Southeast Asia cooperation. International diplomacy is no longer the exclusive area for national leaders. Subnational diplomacy, which refers to engagement activities involving local actors and institutions, offers Australia many new opportunities to engage Southeast Asia. (The Strategist)
  • Indonesia now building Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WDs for Australia. Vehicles built in Indonesia are back in Australian new-car showrooms as some Mitsubishi Pajero Sport production moves away from Thailand. (

Tune In

  • In the first episode of ‘Indonesia Unedited’, a new ‘series of open and honest conversations about Indonesia’, UNE lecturers in Indonesian, Dr Jane Ahlstrand and Dr Indra Saefullah, explore the place of Indonesian studies in multicultural Australia. What motivates people to learn Indonesian? How popular is it? How have political, social and environmental events affected this? Tune in here.


  • 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!  
  • Nongkrong Festival proudly presents a series of immersive events to celebrate the rich tapestry of Indonesian and diasporan culture, featuring an all-Indonesian music line-up curated by Sophie McAlister. Food will be available by Melbourne’s best Indonesian restaurants. AIYA receives cheaper/discounted tickets for the NongKrong festival at $30 and “click the link for your discounted tickets”. Sat 3 Feb, Collingwood Yard, VIC.


  • 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.
  • Asia Education Foundation (AEF) is currently seeking EOI for Australian schools who would like to partner with Indonesian schools through the DFAT-funded 2024 Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE program. Applications open 29 January for both IDN and AUS schools. For more information click here.
  • SKALA internship round 1 is now open. Round 1 Application and Selection: January-February. Each internship cycle is expected to be of 3-months in duration Internship period: April-June. More information here.
  • YAIA is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (volunteer). The CEO is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring it delivers against its vision and overseeing the operations of the organisation. Please complete this form and email the following documents in a single PDF to [email protected] by the application deadline of COB 1 February 2024.
  • Nominate now for YAIYA (Young Women To Watch In International Affairs) by midnight Wednesday 31 January 2024 here.
  • The Victorian Government Trade & Investment (VGTI) is hiring for a Strategic Advisor based in Jakarta to work across the VGTI offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, and in all Southeast Asian markets. Apply here by 30 Jan.
  • 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].
  • 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 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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