Attending the grand opening of the Thiess Batam Truck Rebuild Centre which has partnered with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams PSM visited Batam in the Riau Islands province from 29-30 January 2024. (Australian Embassy Indonesia)

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  • Big Business in Indonesia – Conglomerates are the main players in the Indonesian economy, controlling core industries like agribusiness, banking and property and telecommunications. To help us understand how Indonesian big business has transformed Indonesia and is now reshaping our region, Jacqui Baker chats with Faris Al Fadhat, Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta. Tune in here.
  • It’s a Plant-based World – From beefless rendang to shroom balls, Indonesian plant-based food tech startup Green Rebel Foods is making it hip to be vegan. CIO Max Mandias shares his growth ambition with The Katalis. Tune in here.


  • JOIN AIYA FLEX – our 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!
  • Join AIYA ACT’s weekly Gamelan classes every Monday, 6-8pm, in the ANU School of Music, Room 680!  
  • AIYA NTT is helding the CV Workshop on Saturday, February 10, 1-3pm WITA. Come and join us in e-meeting by clicking here. Share everything you thought and discuss every single insight.
  • Indonesia Citizen – Are you ready for the upcoming Indonesian Election? AIYA VIC x YDS (Young Diplomatic Society) are presenting the panel discussion with some experts, such as Ibu Yacinta (Monash University), Hirzi Putra Laksana (KPMG) and more will offer their insights on the Indonesian political climate, what the election could mean for the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship, and its potential impacts on Indonesian youth. 🇦🇺🇮🇩  Pick your availability attendance by online at zoom meeting or by on-site at Melbourne Uni, on 8 Feb, 6-7.15pm 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.
  • Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) and AMEC (Association of Mining and Exploration Companies) are pleased to bring Queensland members and friends involved in mining, METS, critical minerals and the battery value chain to collaborate, share insights and explore opportunities for partnership and investment a networking event on 22nd February in Brisbane, 5-7.30pm AEST. Register your interest here.


  • 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.
  • 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 2024 at 20.59 WIB. Applying is now even easier through a single application form at this link.
  • DT Global is opening for an IT Support Officer based in Jakarta. Apply here by 7 Feb.
  • Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Research Intern with flexible working 4-12 weeks and able to start on 25 March. Apply here before 25 Feb.
  • UNESCO is opening a vacancy for a Senior Programme Specialist (Natural Sciences) position with 2 years fixed term contract in Jakarta. Drop your application here before 27 Feb.
  • 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.
  • SKALA internship round 1 is now open. Round 1 Application and Selection: January-February. Each internship cycle is expected to be of 3-months in duration Internship period: April-June. More information here.
  • Online internships are a great way to gain experience to include on your CV while fitting in with your other life commitments. Gain intercultural competence and important skills to get ahead in your career. A lot of vacancies wait for you ahead and don’t miss the opportunity. Apply by 25 February to start in March 2024. Click 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!
  • 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.
  • Inside Indonesia is looking for a reliable volunteer to help with uploading a few articles to the website every couple of weeks. Please send your interest to [email protected].
  • 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, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.

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