Cruising Indonesia’s last paradise. Heritage Expedition’s 19-day Indonesian Explorer voyage quickly became a life-changing re-education about the natural world. This article works through some of harder-to-tick-off bucket list items – swimming with whale sharks, walking with Komodo dragons, snorkelling Pink Beach, observing the famed lekking of birds of paradise, and exploring the insta-worthy blue waters of Raja Ampat. (Australia Geographic)

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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 Queensland Chapter introduces our Welcoming Event, to socialise and get to know AIYA better through AIYA QLD’s first event of the year! ❤️. Sun 24th Mar 2024,⏰: 4:30-6:30pm,📍: Kaohsiung Place (South Bank Parkland)
  • AIYA ACT hosts Weekly Gamelan classes every Monday, 6-8pm, at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia!
  • AIYA NTT Sports Day – Badminton, this competitive event will also be open to the public. The event will take place on Global Sport, Oebobo,Oebufu, Kupang City on Sat, March 23rd 3-6pm. Please contact the local AIYA chapter for registration.
  • AIYA South Sulawesi is having Waktu IfTar AIYA (WITA) Potluck Edition. They will have a bunch of mini games and lots of prize. Bring your favorite food that starts with your initial to be enjoyed together. The event will be held on 23 March 2024 at 4 pm WITA. 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 Annual accepts a range of submissions this year including news articles, short stories, and photo essays but feel free to get creative!
    • Please email your submission to [email protected] before 12 April 2024.
    • Submissions can be in English or Bahasa Indonesia with selected pieces to be published in AIYA Annual.
  • 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.
  • The Indonesia Project is pleased to announce the 2024 Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant and Student Research Travel Grants are now open for applications! Apply before 7 April
  • 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. Commencing in 2024:
  • Foundation Teacher – Deakin Lancaster Bandung Indonesia. Apply here.
  • Marketing & Comms. Mgr – Deakin Lancaster Bandung Indonesia. Apply here.
  • Academic Manager(Pathways) – Deakin Lancaster Bandung Indonesia. Apply here
  • IT Support Specialist – Deakin Lancaster Bandung Indonesia. Apply here
  • SKALA (Sinergi & Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar Kemitraan Australia-Indonesia) is having few opportunities:
    • Internship Round 2 application and selection: June-July, with internship period: September-November. More information here.
    • The below opportunities can be found here. Apply by 27 March.
      • Coordinator – People & Culture, Travel Officer, Event Support Manager, Recruitment Consultant, and Legal specialist
  • 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.
  • ANU study grants:
    • The College of Asia and the Pacific has opened applications for the Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grants, valued at $6000. Click here for more information and how to apply by 7 April.
    • The Indonesia Project has three grants available at $3000 each for Student Research Travel. Applications close 7 April 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.
  • AIYEP (Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program) 2024 is now taking expressions of interest for AIYEP 2024! ✨.Established in 1982, AIYEP links youth (21-25 years old) in Australia and Indonesia through social, professional, and cultural exchange. See here for more information
  • Applications are now open for the mid-year Environmental Internships! 🌏🌳. Gain a holistic understanding of the key environmental and conservation issues in the Indo-Pacific region through this 4-week Environmental Internship. $4,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants available to eligible students. Join our info session on 19 March @ 6PM AEDT here. For more info visit here. 🚨Applications close 1st April 2024.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Check 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.
  • 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. $55,000 – 60,000 per annum, Fixed Term 12 Months. See here for more details
  • DT Global | Katalis is opening a request for tender – Unlocking Investment Potential between Indonesia and Australia. See here for more info. Interested tenderers must register their interest to [email protected] by Friday, 22 March 2024 at 23:59 pm WIB
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pendaftaran Program Kemitraan Sekolah BRIDGE Australia-Indonesia 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.Dibuka sampai tanggal 24 mar 2024
  • 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 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.
  • 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. For more information click here.

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