The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII), provides a focus for the collection, exchange and dissemination of information in relation to the ways in which relations between Australia and Indonesia could be encouraged, strengthened and developed. Established in 1989, the AII works within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to make recommendations about the broadening of Australia’s knowledge and experience of Indonesia through cultural, sports, and exchange programs in both countries.
Established in 1946, The Australian National University (ANU) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific houses a remarkable assembly of scholars and resources devoted to the study of Australia’s neighbourhood. Dedicated to outstanding research and education, the university is a centre for Australia’s intellectual engagement and scholarly dialogue with the societies, worlds of thought, economies and cultures of Asia and the Pacific, including Indonesia. Through the Indonesia Project, it analyses recent economic developments in Indonesia; informs Australian governments, business, and the wider community about those developments; and stimulates research on Indonesia. The university teaches Indonesian culture, history and language.
The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth or CAUSINDY is a bilateral event designed to give 30 young leaders from Australia and Indonesia the opportunity to work together in building a stronger relationship between Australia and Indonesia. Previously operating as an initiative of AIYA from 2013 until the end of 2015, CAUSINDY’s mission is to improve the bilateral relationship by creating a platform for youth dialogue. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with experts in business, government, and academia, and each other. CAUSINDY and AIYA continue to work together as affiliates to build on their shared aspiration of a brighter future in Indonesia-Australia bilateral relations.
The Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies, or ACICIS, is a non-profit national education consortium charged with developing and coordinating high-quality, semester-long study programs for Australian students at Indonesian partner universities. Since its foundation in 1994, ACICIS has sent over 1,400 participants to universities around Indonesia, including Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah in Malang, and Universitas Parahyangan in Bandung. Before its inception, virtually no Australian student had undertaken semester-long study in Indonesia for credit at their own institution in Australia.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre was established by the Australian Government in 2014 to facilitate research-driven innovation and build stronger relationships between Australia and Indonesia. The Centre, hosted by Monash University, is a collaboration between Monash University, the Australian National University, CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney, working with seven leading Indonesian universities.
The Australia-Indonesia Business Council is the peak business association for the promotion and facilitation of trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia. AIBC members coordinate branches across Australia, and include major corporations, education providers, government departments, and manufacturers, amongst others.
The Indonesia Institute is a Western Australia-based non-governmental organisation charged with improved community, social, political and welfare exchange between Australia and Indonesia. Working with the AIBC and like-minded organisations in Indonesia and Australia, they commentate, lobby, and assist governments in improving the bilateral relationship.
Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. Monash is Australia’s largest university with almost 80,000 students and it has a long history of engaging with Indonesia. The Indonesian Studies program is a strong supporter of AIYA’s activities in Victoria and has even partnered with AIYA to make AIYA Victoria’s Berbahasa program a hurdle requirement for some of its Indonesian Studies units. Furthermore, through the Monash Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) program, Monash and AIYA work closely together to deliver a range of activities to visiting students to Yogyakarta and Jakarta each year.
The Department of Indonesian Studies evolved from the former department of Indonesian and Malayan Studies, which was the earliest Australian university department to specialise in the study of Indonesian languages and societies. Indonesian language is available for beginning, advanced and background speaker students, with further units of study covering Indonesian history, politics, culture and society, offered through the Asian Studies program.
The Sydney University Southeast Asia Centre is Australia’s premier centre of interdisciplinary academic excellence on Southeast Asia. From a central position within the University of Sydney, SSEAC brings together academics, teachers and researchers from more than a dozen faculties, working to forge an innovative and engaged approach to the region that reflects its rich diversity and challenging problems.
Asialink is Australia’s leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia’s role in the region. The organisation is a key provider of information, training and professional networks since its establishment at the University of Melbourne in 1990.
PPI Australia, or the Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia Australia, was founded in 1981. It supports Indonesian students in Australia by creating a platform to expand their skills and conscience in accordance with their Indonesian identity. The PPIA has chapters at in nearly every state of Australia, and is active in coordinating events at campuses throughout the country.
Last updated 19 September 2019.