Northern Territory


The Northern Territory is not too far away from Indonesia so its large Indonesian community means there are plenty of opportunities to engage with Indonesian culture while still being in Australia. AIYA NT was founded in 2012 and has been a strong element in building a community of young people who are passionate about the Australia-Indonesia relationship. To engage with this group of semangat Australians and Indonesians stay up to date with the Chapter via their social media:

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Committee Members

Bintang graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics degree and started his graduate career by working for the Northern Territory Government. Bintang was born in Yogyakarta, lived in Bali for some time and in 2010 he moved to Gove, Northern Territory. Bintang’s leadership was shown in high school where he was elected as a school captain. He assisted in taking care of Indonesian exchange students and arranged Indonesian culture educational activities. His keen interested in Australia-Indonesia relationship continued to university where he volunteered to teach Bahasa and share Indonesian culture to rural schools in South Australia. In his spare time, Bintang loves to volunteer as a Surf lifesaver at his local surf club. Having to learn English from when he moved to Australia. He strongly believes that language is one of the key factors that strengthen the bond between young people in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Interestingly, Bintang’s journey from an Indonesian village to become a Surf lifesaver was covered as a story on ABC Heywire.

Bintang Daly

Chapter President

Fiona has loved connecting and socialising with young Australians and Indonesians with a similar passion and interest in the bilateral relationship. She was first involved in AIYA WA in 2013 which is a great, fun way to stay involved with the bilateral relationship. Since being exposed to the real Indonesia during high school, Fiona has had a strong interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. She has spent a considerable amount of time living, studying and travelling in Indonesia, including throughout Java, in Sulawesi and in Lombok. Fiona first learnt Indonesian in senior school high school. Fiona currently works on developing her small business Real Indonesia, which aims to connect Australians to authentic travel experiences in Indonesia that support local economic development.

Jaya Pastor-Elsegood

Vice President

Chris Teng


Ari Stoltze


Dani-elle was born in Darwin and has recently moved back after completing university in Adelaide. She studied a Bachelor of Social Science and Diploma of Language in Indonesian at the University of Adelaide, including a semester studying at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. She is currently undertaking a Master of Public Policy at Charles Darwin University, through which she plans to research the relationship between the Northern Territory and Indonesia. In the role of Education Officer of AIYA NT, Dani-elle hopes to promote the importance of studying Indonesian to others.

Dani-elle McManus

Communications Officer

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