Northern Territory

Posted on 14 October, 2013

The Australian Indonesian Youth Association in Northern Territory was founded in mid 2012 and has been a strong element in building community of young people who are passionate about the Australia-Indonesia relationship. 

As the closest capital city to Indonesia, AIYA NT has been able to foster strong relations between connections and pathways for young people. We have been able to facilitate for a wide variety of social and networking events, including movie nights, media workshops, batik competitions, language exchange clubs and human rights workshops.

We are currently affiliated with various institutions such as the Consulate Republic of Indonesia, Charles Darwin University, and PPIA, collaborating with them in a range of events.

You can also send us an email at for any enquiries.

Committee Members

Max Stretton – Vice President

Max was born in Bali and moved to Darwin when he was two years old. He spends a lot of time back in Indonesia staying with family and exploring all the wonders of its islands. Max is currently in his third year of studying a Bachelor of Law at Charles Darwin University whilst continuing his passion in fishing, the arts and sport. He believes that the relationship between Indonesia and Australia should be of upmost importance and is excited about the future of Indonesia. Max just completed a semester of studying law at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta where he also acted as Communications Officer for AIYA Yogya.

Dani-elle McManus – Education Officer

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.


Last Updated 19 September 2019.