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  • JOIN AIYA FLEXour online language exchange is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English! AIYA Flex is back on 21 April, 4pm WIB/7pm AEST/ 5pm AWST. 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 ACT hosts Weekly Gamelan classes every Monday, 6-8pm, at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia!
  • AIYA NTT x AIYA VIC is collaborating to host LX – “Cultural Knots: Exploring Wedding Traditions in Australia and NTT” virtually on 17 April, 3pm – 4.15pm WITA / 6pm-7.15pm AET. Join here.
  • AIYA VIC is proud to present the Kartini Day Talk Show: The Role of Women in Building Intercultural Bridges between Australia and Indonesia. This panel and networking event will be held at 6-8pm AEST on Saturday 20/04, showcasing the importance of female leadership in strengthening the bilateral relationship and building people-to-people connections. Grab your seat here
  • AIYA NSW is hosting a seminar on “Future of Banking in ASEAN and Trade and Investment Climate in Indonesia”  on 23 April at 5.30pm. The event will be held at the Indonesian Investment Promotion Centre, Sydney NSW. Book your seat here.
  • Bring your own plate and enjoy the picnic with AIYA WA for Nongkrong at the Park @King’s Park, Perth on 28 April, 1pm AWST. Interactive games from Indonesia and Australia will mesmerise your weekend. Don’t miss the chance and register here.
  • Join AIYA NSW for an evening of lively connections and meaningful conversations at their casual speed networking event in the Courtyard @ The Terminus, Pyrmont, on May 1st! Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply eager to expand your network, this event offers the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and forge new friendships. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to build bridges across cultures and communities while enjoying refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. Let’s connect and grow together!
  • The Indonesian Politics Discussion Forum is presenting public talks for a deep dive into the aftermath of the 2024 Indonesian Elections on 16 Apr, 5pm – 7pm AEST. It will discuss the implications for civil society and what the future holds. The tickets are on limit and secure your seat here.
  • Discover the rich diversity of contemporary Indonesian film, documentary, animation and television in this unique film festival presented by the State Library of Western Australian in cooperation with Indonesiana TV. Jalan Jalan Indonesia Screen Program will be held on 20 Apr, 10am-5pm AWST, at State Library Theater GF,  State Library Theater Foyer GF. Register here.
  • The University of Sydney is hosting its annual Politics in Action forum 2024: Mapping Southeast Asia’s Political Landscape that features timely analysis of political affairs in six Southeast Asian countries. The forum will be held on 9 May at 12-4.30pm  Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building, The University of Sydney Camperdown campus, and livestreamed on USYD Facebook page. Register here.
  • Have interest in contemporary art? Come to contemporary art from Indonesia curated by Elly Kent @16albermarle Project Space / @Delmar Gallery, 4 May – 29 June. Stay tuned on 16albermarle Project Space / Delmar Gallery Instagram.
  • 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 is extending submission of news articles, short stories, and photo essays. Feel free to get creative! Submissions can be in English or Bahasa Indonesia with selected pieces to be published in AIYA Annual.
    • Please email your submission to [email protected] before 19 April 2024
    • 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.
  • Grab your opportunity to learn Indonesian at Belajar Indonesia for a unique online learning experience, completely free of charge! Our program is donation-based, catering to learners from very beginner to advanced levels, spanning across 15 engaging sessions. Registration opens until 21 April, secure your seat here.
  • Macquaire University is now open scholarship opportunities for all eligible students from ASEAN countries who commence their studies in 2024 and 2025. Special for chosen early acceptance scholarships will be valued at AUD $10,000 per year for the duration of your Bachelor’s or Master’s coursework degree (AUD $5,000 will be credited each session). Apply here
  • Prospera is hiring for some job opportunities by 21 April
    • Research Analyst who will work on the analytic needs of our GOI counterparts and responding to new and emerging policy issues, and framing financial policy issues. Apply here
    • Economist (Finance) – 2 positions who will bring strong economic analytic and policy assessment to Prospera’s support to the Government of Indonesia and work with stakeholders across Prospera. Apply here.
  • 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:
    • Student Recruitment Manager (South East Asia) – Jakarta, Indonesia. Apply here by 17 April
    • Director, Student Recruitment – DLI Bandung. Apply here.
  • Austrade are in full swing establishing their Jakarta-based technology landing pad program, and seeking an experienced professional to manage the program and support Aussie tech companies to grow their business in Indonesia. Apply here by 21 April.
  • 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 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 grantsVisiting Fellows Programs 2024 will open shortly to assist Indonesian academics to visit Australia for scholarly work. Stay tuned 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 or submit your Expression of Interest here for Australians.
  • The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program connects Australian and Indonesian schools in a structured school partnership to foster international connections and build intercultural understanding. Each year, 10 Australian and Indonesian schools are invited to join the BRIDGE program to establish a new partnership. Each school can nominate up to two educators from any faculty to participate in the program and manage the relationship with their Indonesian/Australian partner school. For Australian schools, apply here by 15 April 2024.
  • Join Asia Society Australia in identifying and celebrating leaders who have created a positive impact in Australia’s relations with Asia. Now in its fourth year, the Melbourne Asia Game Changer Awards is a grassroots initiative that platforms under-recognised individuals from the community who have made a meaningful contribution to advancing Australia-Asia relations. Nominations close on 19 April 2024. More information here.
  • ACICIS Professional Practica applications are now open until 3 June! Undertake professional placements, field trips, language classes, seminars and more – $4000 grants are also available. Apply now.
  • 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. The scholarship is valued up to AUD249,900 for 3-4 years. Apply here by 31 July.
  • PWC Corporate Tax internships based in Jakarta are now open. As an Intern / Trainee, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Apply here.
  • 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. Check the detailed course and availability regularly here. “Building a Coalition for Quality Infrastructure Funding and Financing” short course is open until 19 April. Apply 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.
  • 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. ASAP 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
  • 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.
  • 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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