The Western Australian Government has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) to collaborate in the area of critical minerals. The signing of the MoU demonstrates Western Australia’s commitment to engaging with key Asian markets, such as Indonesia, as part of the Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030.

In the News

  • Australia’s closest international neighbour is only a three-hour boat ride from Darwin however less than 1 percent of ACT college students are learning the Indonesian language, with opportunities to take up such studies diminishing each year. The Asia Education Foundation has released a pre-budget submission calling for funding of Asian languages. (The Canberra Times)
  • By examining the major industrial facility of the port of Makassar, it has been found that significant gaps exist in digital literacy between the education system and industrial needs, as well as within the current workforce. (Australia Indonesia Centre)
  • Balai Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia (BBI) di Australia mengajak diaspora Indonesia di negara itu untuk turut mempromosikan Bahasa Indonesa di negara Kangguru tersebut. (Antara News)
  • Globally, among 232 countries, there has been an increasing trend of carbon emissions. Many historical events have slightly reduced emissions yet only faced failure as it has been going upward. Based on the projection, the scenario that will be implemented by the Government of Indonesia might bring us to travel back in time up to 2010. (Medium)

Tune In

It’s no secret that trade improves women’s economic empowerment. In indonesia especially, women’s entrepreneurship continues to boost economic activities, support families, and promote gender equality. In ‘Empowering Women in Trade’, we explore how to take women’s entrepreneurship to the next leve. This episode features an interview with Dewi Harlas, CEO of Diva Prima Cemerlang, and manda Robbis, Founder, Equity Economics. Listen here.


  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! The Kumpul Committee was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of both Australia and Indonesia.
    • Interested in joining our First Nations Book Club? Join the WA group here and/or the FB group here to keep up to date.
  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
    • Ngobrol Santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
  • JOIN AIYA FLEX – our online language exchange now moved to Zoom! It is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English, and held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. Starting on 4 September, join FLEX here (a recurring link).
  • 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:
    • ACT: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Marie Reay Building, ANU. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • NSW: Every Thursday, 6:30pm, alternating between in-person and online on Zoom. Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Gallery Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta for more info.
  • IA-CEPA Katalis is hosting a seminar on “Preparing Indonesian Nurses for Global Healthcare” on 7 March at the Ayana Midplaza, Jakarta. Register here.
  • Monash University’s Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre is hosting a dialogue with Dr Anies Baswedan, who will explore the topic of Indonesia and Urban Transformations, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A session, moderated by Professor Andrew MacIntyre, President of Monash University, Indonesia and Associate Professor Sharyn Davies, Director of the Herb Centre, on the 8th of March. Places are limited, register here.
  • Join YAIA on International Women’s Day in Melbourne to discuss Women in 21st Century Foreign Policy and launch the 2023 Young Women to Watch list. Register here.
  • The ANU Indonesia Institute is hosting an Indonesian Student Social on 9 March, where students and scholars can meet and learn about study abroad programs, uni courses, student groups, and more opportunities, over a selection of Indonesian food. Register here.
  • AIBC is hosting a networking event with The Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Ms Penny Williams PSM on 9 March in Perth. Click here for more information and to register.
  • AIBC is hosting a hybrid lunchtime conversation with Andrew Parker, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, ASEAN, Investment NSW, on 16 March. It will highlight some of the opportunities for NSW Business from the MOU that was recently signed between the NSW Government and the city of Jakarta. Register here.


  • AIYA Victoria is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply and find more info here.
  • Darmasiswa, a scholarship program from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture is receiving applications from foreign nationals aged 18-27. See the requirements here. Apply by 7 April. 
  • Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF) is looking for AEF Program Manager to provide support on its international programs. More info here.
  • Monash University is seeking an experienced Treasury and Accounting Officer to join the team in the Indonesian campus. Read more and apply by 28 Feb here.
  • Prospera is looking for a Senior Economist (Labour and Skills Team Lead) will lead Prospera’s Labour and Skills team to assist the Government of Indonesia to achieve the goal of strong, inclusive, and sustainable growth through a competitive and inclusive labour market, responsive skills ecosystem, and with future-ready workforce. Apply here by 1 March.
  • University of Melbourne is looking for a Blog Editor to commission, edit, write and upload content for the blog, uploading the Talking Indonesia podcast. Apply here by 1 March.
  • Prospera is looking for an intern for the macro team to support the team’s work on policy analysis and macroeconomic surveillance, with the aim of safeguarding Indonesia’s economic and financial stability. Apply here by 6 March at 5pm.
  • Find out if you are eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant here.
  • Tetra Tech is seeking Trade and Gender Equality Incubator Lead for the Australian Regional Trade for Development (RT4D). Apply by 10 March here.
  • ACICIS is currently accepting applications for their Intensives, Tours, and Semester Programs until the 12th of March. Click here for more information.
  • Are you a young Muslim or emerging leader aged 23-40 who is actively contributing to your community in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, or Brunei Darussalam? Applications for the AAMEP 2023 in person program are now open until 12 March! Apply here.
  • NAILA is currently looking for passionate individuals who are interested in the positions of Programs Officer, Partnerships Officer, and Communications Officer. More information here and apply with this form by 15 March.
  • Prospera is seeking an Economist (Climate & Energy) with specialist skills in areas such as climate change, emission trade, green financial instruments, renewable energy transition, and natural resources accounting. Apply here by 19 March.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently welcoming submissions from interested individuals, businesses, government partners, multilateral and non-government organisations, research and academia, and other stakeholders to inform the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040. Read more here.
  • International Internships are accepting applications for internships in Indonesia for Australian university students across all subject areas until 2 April. Learn more here.
  • The Australian Awards Scholarship applications are now open. Apply here.
  • The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to women, men and children of all nationalities, ages and ability. Beginners are most welcome. The club organizes games throughout the year. Most games are played in Jakarta, with occasional games across Indonesia and overseas. Tours are planned to Bali, Batam, Vietnam and Thailand this year. Trainings are held mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, trainings are also held Thursday nights in the GBK complex.To keep up to date with training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.
  • Would you like to travel, intern and make lifelong friends in Indonesia for free? Value Learning is sending out an Expression of Interest for the Australian Indonesia Youth Exchange Program. Register here.
  • USYD is looking for a Communications and Events officer responsible for producing all communications and marketing material in consultation with the Director and Deputy Director, managing our social media presence and website, coordinating, and promoting all events and activities, and liaising with other professional service units as required to fulfil these tasks. Apply here.
  • Arkblu Capital is a multi-asset private investment firm primarily focused on the venture capital asset class in Indonesia. They are currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support a driven and high performing leadership team in the execution of business projects and strategy on a day-to-day basis. Read more on how to apply here.
  • Mosaic Connections is looking for a Communications Manager to lead with planning and developing social media campaigns. Apply here.
  • The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program will establish 10 new school partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools. This will include 10 Australian schools and 10 schools from across Indonesia, including schools, madrasahs and pesantren from primary (SD/MI) and secondary levels (SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK). Find the application form for Indonesian schools/madrasahs here and the form for Australian schools here.
  • The Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders to obtain a Masters or PhD from an Australian tertiary institution. The Scholarships have been an important component of the Australian Government’s aid program in Indonesia since 1953. Through study, research and networking, scholarship recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia. Applications for these scholarships are open now until the 1st of May.
  • Register now to take part in the 17th Indonesian Film Festival Short Film Competition. The theme for the Competition is “Magnum Opus”.
  • The Australia-Indonesia Centre is launching its online Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), aimed at increasing the impact and leadership of early career researchers across Indonesia and Australia. Apply here.
  • Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support? Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia.
  • Bukalapak, an Indonesian-based tech unicorn with over 100 million users, 2 thousand plus employees, and a brand new office opening right here in Melbourne! They are looking for multiple positions in Jakarta, Sydney and Melbourne. Apply 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
  • DT Global (KIAT) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out more 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
  • Career Insights: Graduate Programs in International Affairs In this article, YAIA has pulled together a curated list of graduate programs with an international focus, across federal Government departments and agencies, state and territory governments, and the private sector, that are available to apply for in 2023. Find out more here.

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