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  • JOIN AIYA FLEXour 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. Make sure to follow your local chapter on Instagram for updates on the next LX event near you!
    • NSW – Thursday at 6.30pm weekly at Darling Square.
    • VIC – Wednesday at 6-7pm at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.
  • AIYA, check respective chapter social media for more details
    • ACT hosts Weekly Gamelan classes every Monday, 6-8pm, at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia!
    • Jawa Barat is hosting a virtual event AAS Webinar, sharing the AAS journey and experience with AAS awardee on March 11, 2-4pm WIB. Grab your FREE registration here.
  • AIIA VIC is hosting a hybrid event on Indonesia’s Election with Prof. Tim Lindsey and Rowan Callick. The event will be held on 7 Mar at 3pm. Secure your spot here.
  • Saudara Sound System is coming home to Brunswick Music Festival, bringing hip hop, electronic beats and soulful vocals together with traditional Balinese gamelan percussion orchestra and hypnotic Balinese dance. Saudara Sound System features powerful vocals from fast-rising superstar, Komang (Rosie Clynes) and Ria Soemardjo will be held on 8th Mar 2024, 7pm – 9pm AEDT at Estonian House. Secure your ticket here.
  • Want to gain hands-on experience working in roles & projects within your career field? International Internships is helding the virtual information session on March 12, 6pm AEDT. Register here and further details click here.
  • Australian Institute of International Affairs QLD Branch is hosting a panel discussion with Dr. Ahmad Rizky M. Umar, lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland (UQ) and Ben Seumahu, co-lead of KPMG’s Indonesian focus in Asian and International markets on March 15, 5pm, in-person or online. The event will talk about recent presidential elections and what it means for Indonesia’s economic, political and foreign policy outlook. Register here.
  • Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) NSW is thrilled to invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, to empower women’s economic participation, the theme is Count Her In: Invest in Women. The event will be on 13 Mar at 5.30pm AEDT. Accelerate Progress. For AIBC Members Free and Non-Members cost $20. Secure your availability here.
  • AIBC is hosting a webinar on “Indonesia’s Election Results – what it means for business”. The webinar will be held on 14 Mar at 4pm AEDT. Register here.
  • Bali Spirit Festival has become a major crowd puller thus strengthening cultural vibrancy, and overall vitality of Bali and greater Indonesia. The 4-day mega event will begin from 1 May and will end on 5 May, 2024. So if you are looking for Classical Hatha Yoga, traditional Javanese dance and more, then Bali Spirit Festival is the perfect place for you. Book your ticket ASAP here and check the terms and conditions here for further details.


  • 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.
  • NAILA has published their 2024 information pack! Take a look at their competition this year, including their sub-questions for each category and prize money here.
  • Inside Indonesia is looking for three Youth Editors (18-24 yo) who will commit to advising our commissioning editor for a period of 12 months (March 2024-March 2025). See here for more info on how to apply by 5 Mar.
  • NAVITAS has joined with Deakin University (AU) and Lancaster University (UK) in an innovative partnership to manage and operate a new joint university campus in Indonesia. Check the opportunities and the requirements.
    • Foundation Teacher – Deakin Lancaster Bandung Indonesia. Apply here.
    • Marketing & Comms. Mgr – Deakin Lancaster Bandung Indonesia. Apply here.
  • The International Internships’ ProBuddy program is now open. Want to be a mentor and a friend for an Australian university student so that they can comfortably adjust to life in Indonesia? Don’t miss the chance to grab more benefits and also the certificate on completion of the program. Apply here ASAP.
  • Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship for Academic Year 2024/2025 is now open. Australian  youths in New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia can learn the Indonesian language and culture through this scholarship. So, come on and register yourself by 7 April 2024. More details click here.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is opening various job opportunities
    • Diplomatic Facilities Manager. Apply here.
    • Consular and Passports Officer. Apply here.
    • Security Escort Officers. Apply here.
  • The Australian National University Indonesia Project is offering a number of grants and fellowships. Find out more about the opportunities: Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant, Student Research Grants, Collaborative Research Grants, and Visiting Fellow Grants.
  • Applications for numerous ACICIS Study Indonesia programs are open! Get an enriching study experience in Indonesia with semester-long and short programs. AUD3,000-AUD7,000 New Colombo Plan grants available. More information here.
  • Australia Awards is running a short course on the Challenge of Misinformation & Disinformation: Fostering Information Integrity & Media Literacy in Democratic Societies. See here for more info and to apply by 8 Mar.
  • The Access Asia Business Grant (AABG) aims to support Western Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and organisations to advance their export and trade in new Asian markets and contribute to WA’s economic diversification. This competitive program provides grants of up to $30,000 to eligible Western Australian SMEs and organisations. Submit your applications here by 15 Mar.
  • Pendaftaran Program Kemitraan Sekolah BRIDGE Australia-Indonesia tahun 2024 telah dibuka untuk sekolah-sekolah dan madrasah di 18 provinsi, termasuk Kalimantan Timur, Kalimantan Selatan, Sulawesi Selatan, dan Sulawesi Utara. Program ini memberikan kesempatan untuk menghubungkan sekolah anda dengan sekolah mitra di Australia dan meningkatkan pemahaman lintas budaya antar guru dan siswa. Untuk info selengkapnya, klik link ini.
  • Apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship, experience a world-class education and become an agent of change for the development!  The groups comprise people with disabilitywomen from disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals from equity target provinces. Applications close on 30 April at 20.59 WIB. Applying is now even easier through a single application form at this link.
  • Development Intelligent Lab is looking for Project Assistant. The primary purpose of this position is to support The Lab to implement its programme of activities and assist in the day-to-day running of the organisation. The position will also support the delivery of the Pulse Check project. See here for more details
  • Indo Beyond Borders (IBB) is an Indonesian tutoring service, where language learning goes beyond the textbook. Join IBB and embark on an immersive learning experience that’s as dynamic and vibrant as Indonesia itself. Here to check more information
  • 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 until 17 March 2024 for both IDN and AUS schools. For more information click here.
  • Murdoch University is offering a PhD scholarship to an international scholar of exceptional talent to undertake doctoral research that will contribute to further strengthening the links between Australia and Indonesia and to building peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. It will be hosted by the Indo-Pacific Research Centre (IPRC) and must align with their research priorities. Apply by 31 July here.
  • Join Prospera talents community and become a part of a thriving network of professionals like you! Sign up today by dropping your CV here and shape the future with Prospera!
  • SKALA internship Round 2 application and selection: June-July, with internship period: September-November. More information here.
  • Australia Awards in Indonesia plans to deliver the following short courses by the end of 2024. The course providers will be selected through open tenders (separate tender for each course), except for the repeated courses. The 2-week courses will be delivered in Australia and each course has 1-2 workshops in Indonesia. The opening application dates for each course will be determined in consultation with DFAT. Check the detailed course and availability regularly here.
  • 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.
  • 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. For more information click here.

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