Indonesia, Australia focus on protecting kids from terrorism. Head of the Indonesian National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT), Police Commissioner General Mohammed Rycko Amelza Dahniel, stated that the implementation of the resolution requires the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) support. (ANTARA News)

In The News

  • Australian Troy Smith on trial in Indonesia for alleged methamphetamine possession in Bali. An Australian man in Indonesia faces up to 12 years in jail if convicted of possessing Methamphetamine. Local authorities said Mr Smith was arrested in April after police raided his hotel near Kuta beach. Police allege they seized 3.15 grams of crystal methamphetamine from his room. (ABC News)
  • Australia should seek a trilateral partnership with Indonesia and PNG. With relations between Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) strong, the time is right for Australia to advocate for a high-level Australia–Indonesia–PNG trilateral strategic partnership. (The Strategist)
  • Dunia Hari Ini: Australia Akan Mempersulit Orang yang Suka Gonta-ganti Visa.Mulai 1 Juli nanti, mereka yang berada di Australia dengan visa turis, graduate visa, dan jenis visa sementara lainnya tidak bisa lagi mengajukan visa pelajar dari dalam negeri Australia. (ABC News)
  • Indonesia, Australia collaborate on innovative water resilience tool.  Joint team of Indonesian and Australian researchers has devised a tool for evaluating the resilience of drinking water supply and community-based sanitation, which is locally called “PAMSIMAS,” in the face of climate change. (Antara News)

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  • 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!
    • AIYA NTT Movie Club on 8 June at 4pm at Lagoom Cafe and on Zoom here (hybrid).
    • AIYA SulSel LX on 9 June at 10am WITA at Rotterdam Fort.
    • NSW – Thursday at 6.30pm weekly at Darling Square.
  • AIYA ACT hosts Weekly Gamelan classes every Monday, 6-8pm, at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia!
  • AIYA JaBar is hosting a fun and engaging ‘cooking class’ on June 23, 1pm WIB, @Bandung Creative Hub. You will learn to make Telor Gulung and ANZAC Biscuits while connecting with fellow AIYA members and cooking enthusiasts. Register your enthusiasm here 
  • AIYA FLEX! – our online language exchange is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English! It is held monthly on Sunday 23 June 2024 at 4pm WIB/ 7pm AEST. Join FLEX here.
  • Australia National University is hosting Asia Pacific Gamelan Performance, 17 June 2024 at, Hedley Bull building, 4-5pm
  • Sebagai bagian dari perayaan 75 tahun hubungan diplomatik Australia-Indonesia, Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) 2024 akan hadir di sepuluh kota – Jakarta, Mataram, Bandung, Surabaya, Manado, Makassar, Padang, Samarinda, Balikpapan, dan Yogyakarta. Bergabunglah bersama kami mulai tanggal 31 Mei hingga 23 Juni untuk menyaksikan film-film terbaik dari Australia dan Indonesia. Untuk info lebih lanjut mengenai FSAI 2024 dan cara memesan tiket untuk pemutaran film, klik di sini. Gratis!
  • The Australian National University’s Indonesia Project, with support from ANU Department of Political and Social Change is helding the ‘Indonesia Update conference’ on 13 – 14 September at Coombs Lecture Theater. The 2024 Indonesia Update Conference will take a broad view of Jokowi’s legacy. Take a look for detail here and register here to attend either in person or here virtually by zoom
  • AIBC 2024 National Conference is helding on 11-13 Nov at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel, NSW. Registrations are now open. Click 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. 
  • Australian Geoscience Council, the Indonesian Geoparks Network and the University of Sydney is hosting GeoFest 2024 at the University of Sydney from 18-19 July. It will include 10 presentations offered by geotourism experts from Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand, 2 panel discussions, as well as multiple field trips. Register here.


  • Expression of Interest ILLA School and University 2024 is now open. ILLA is intended for Australian government scholarship recipients from Indonesia who are:
    • Currently studying in Australia
    • Passionate about cross-cultural exchanges, community, and classroom teaching practices
    • Able to provide a different perspective, enthusiasm, energy and share their experience as a true global citizen.
    • In their second semester, or higher at the commencement of the ILLA activities.
  • This is a voluntary program intended to grow a network, build confidence, particularly in a professional setting, and increase awareness of Australian culture and community. This form and the necessary documents must be submitted before Monday, June 24, 2024, at 8 PM Jakarta time.
  • Applications are now open for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2024! They are looking for 21 Australians (aged 21-25) to join 21 Indonesians for a life-changing experience. Engage with  program alumni and others who hold influence and experience in the Australia-Indonesia diplomatic, academic and business world. More information here
  • Trade and Investment Queensland is hiring for Principal Business Development Manager who is reporting to the Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner Indonesia. Apply here by 20 June
  • Monash University Indonesia Inspire Doctoral Scholarship Program (IIDSP) is pleased to announce the opening of the June 2024 scholarship round.This program offers an incredible opportunity for talented students to pursue their PhD studies with Monash University, Indonesia. Take a look at the detail here and apply by 30 June.
  • ANU Visiting Fellows Program 2024-25 is now open from 1 May until 30 June 2024. The program provides support for a period of 4 weeks. The program aims to assist Indonesian academics with a PhD or equivalent, to visit Australia for scholarly work. Explore the details here and submit your application before 30 June.
  • Murdoch University is proudly offering the 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. Submit your application here by 31 July. 
  • Submissions for the 9th ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival is open! The theme for the 2024 competition is KEBERAGAMAN/DIVERSITY. Submissions open in FilmFreeway here and close on 2 August. Short films should be a maximum of 10 minutes, with $15,000 in prizes to be won across categories including Best Short Film, Best Fiction, Best Documentary and Best Young Filmmaker.
  • 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. Submission deadline 31 Aug 2024.
  • IndoAustay’s Adult Language Immersion Program applications are now open for Bandung (July 2024) and Solo (January 2025). Click here for more information.
  • Indonesian Language Holiday Program’s two day holiday program is back in 2024, offering an immersive experience for Indonesian Studies students who are keen to enhance their cultural understanding and Indonesian language skills. When: 9.00am – 4.00pm, 8 and 9 July 2024. Where: Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3008. Spaces are limited, register now  to secure your spot.
  • Monash University Indonesia Inspire Doctoral Scholarship Program (IIDSP). PhD Scholarship Overview. Scholarship Duration: 3.5 years. Scholarship Value: The scholarships cover PhD tuition fees, project-related costs, and provide an annual living stipend of AUD $10,632. Expression of Interest (EOI) Deadline: 30 June 2024. More information here
  • Macquarie 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
  • SKALA (Sinergi & Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar Kemitraan Australia-Indonesia) has a few open 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.
  • 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 for a talent pool 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.
  • The 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
  • 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.
  • 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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