AIYA VIC: Masak-Masak Night (VIP Required)

AIYA Victoria is holding a Masak-masak night! Come along to make some new friends and learn how to make some delicious Indonesian dishes.

AIYA Victoria akan menyelenggarakan Masak-Masak Night! Ayo datang untuk kenalan teman-teman baru dan masak-masak bareng!

The event is free but places are limited. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Registration link:

Pendaftaran gratis tapi terbatas. Maka dari itu, pendaftaran diwajibkan. Tolong klik tautan berikut untuk mendatar:

Dishes: TBA
Menu makanan: TBA
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Check out who’s coming on the Facebook Event!

AIYA 2017 Welcome Events

AIYA welcomes you back to 2017 with these fantastic events and language exchange programs taking place in a chapter near you!

AIYA ACT Language Exchange
Date: 22nd February
Time: 8-9am
Where: Bignelli Espresso

Come along to the first of our fortnightly language exchanges! Held in the ANU Music School cafe, come along with your friends, grab a coffee and chat in Bahasa Indonesia. All language levels welcome.

To keep tabs on ongoing language exchange meetings in Canberra, follow us here.

AIYA VIC Language Exchange
Date: 22nd February
Time: 6-9pm
Where: RMIT, Building 80

Language Exchange is a great way for all you Victorians out there to improve your Indonesian. For Indonesians it’s a great way to meet some Aussies and help them learn some real Indonesian, not that bahasa baku stuff they teach at universities! You might also pick up some Aussie slang, aka bahasa bogan while you’re at it!

For information on our weekly language exchange program, follow us on Facebook

AIYA ACT Welcome Picnic
Date: 23rd February
Time: 5-9pm
Where: Black Mountain Peninsula

Come along to AIYA ACT’s welcome picnic to meet other AIYA members and learn more about the organisation. Whether you’re a long-term member or are just curious about Indonesia, join us for some food and swimming and to catch up on all things Australia-Indonesia 🙂 BYO picnic!

AIYA Jakarta: An evening with Chatib Basri – Indonesian Economic Outlook 2017 (in association with Mezzanine Club)
Date: 23rd March
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Always wanted to understand more about economics? Come along for this rare chance to meet with former Indonesian Minister of Finance and hear his insights on the outlook for the Indonesian economy in 2017. Pak Basri has vast experience living, working and studying in Australia.
This event is free and will be in Bahasa Indonesia so it will be perfect for those Australian studying and working in Jakarta to practice your Indonesian listening skillls.

AIYA VIC: Siang Ngobrol – Poetry Showcase in association with Jembatan Poetry Association and AIA
Date: 26th February
Time: 1pm
Where: Pavilion Cafe, Fitzroy Gardens

Come meet our friends at Jembatan Poetry Society for a fun free afternoon of poetry and chats.
Yuks bertemu teman-teman AIYA dari Jembatan Poetry Society untuk siang yang gratis dan senang- ada puisi dan nongkrong!

AIYA NSW: President Jokowi is in town! Temu Masyarakat Indonesia
Date: 26th February
Time: 1-5pm (doors shut at 2pm)
Where: Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney

As part of President Joko Widodo’s inaugural visit to Australia, Sydney-siders are fortunate to get the chance to see him in the flesh at an event for Indonesians and Indonesian-enthusiasts! You must register online to attend. AIYA NSW is helping out on the day so be sure to pop by to witness this historic event in Sydney!

AIYA Yogyakarta: Opening Night & Language Exchange
Date: 27th February
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Friends Coffee, Jln Affandi No. 5 Gejayan

Welcome to AIYA Yogyakarta’s first event of 2017! Join us to meet new people and practice your language skills. Entry is Rp. 10,000 – snacks and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome!
Click here for further updates.

AIYA VIC: Young Professionals Networking Night

PWC and AIBCAIYA Victoria is proud to present a exciting young professionals networking night in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC). The event will showcase a great panel of speakers each of whom will share their unique insights as a professionals working between Australia and Indonesia and the challenges and rewards that presents.

If you are not yet an AIYA Victoria member or your membership has expired and would like to attend – you will be required to become an AIYA member to receive an invitation. To avoid delays in the distribution of the invitation please send a screenshot of your membership payment confirmation (from PayPal) to, ccing

To become an AIYA member and access this incredible opportunity, please visit
If you are a member of another AIYA chapter and would like attend please send an email to the above addresses and you will receive one asap.

Once you have received your invitation please RSVP as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

AIYA, PwC and AIBC look forward to seeing you at the event.

Check out the Facebook page to see who’s coming:

AIYA Victoria: Indonesian Music Night

Music Night

Come and enjoy a night of Indonesia inspired music!

Please join AIYA Victoria for a relaxed evening listening to talented artists, inspired by the sounds of Australia, Indonesia and the world.

This event will provide an opportunity for AusIndo lovers to eat some delicious Indonesian meals and listen to a mix of music genres, including hip hop, funk and jazz. Talented musician Sonu Tolani will take centre stage and will be a joined by a number of other incredibly talented artists that will be announced closer to the event.

This event aims to bring together people passionate about the AusIndo relationship, share stories, create memories and have a great time. Please bring family and friends along as it will be a great opportunity to experience the Indonesian scene in Melbourne.

You can invite your friends via the Facebook Event.

Don’t miss out on a fabulous night of fun!

AIYA Victoria: End of Year BBQ

Come and join AIYA Victoria in celebrating the end of 2015!

Bring your friends and family to a relaxing afternoon filled with food, games and fun at Flagstaff Gardens!

Some food and drinks will be provided however we would also love it if everyone could bring a plate to share. The gardens are easily accessible from Melbourne Central or Southern Cross railway stations, as Flagstaff station is closed on weekends.

For more information and let AIYA Victoria know you are attending, visit the Facebook event.

Sampai hari Minggu!

AIYA Victoria: Q&A The Role of the Media in Australia-Indonesia Relations

AIYA Victoria, with the support of The Australia-Indonesia Centre and ISLA Melbourne University, are proud to present a panel discussion on the media relationship between Indonesia and Australia. The event will be held Thursday 13 August at Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston Street, Parkville.

Their discussion will focus on media representations of Indonesia and Australia and how the media influences the relationship between the two countries. Discussion will investigate the personal and professional relationships that develop between journalists from both countries to better understand how Indonesians and Australians can learn from one another. The panel will also discuss what the role of the media should be in promoting stronger bilateral ties.

Panel includes:

Paul Ramadge – Director, Australia-Indonesia Centre (Moderator)

Helen Brown – Senior Journalist & Former Indonesia Correspondent, ABC News

Michael Bachelard – Investigations Editor & Former Indonesia Correspondent, Fairfax Media

Ross Tapsell – Lecturer in Asian Studies School of Culture, History & Language & Author of “By-Lines, Balibo, Bali Bombings: Australian Journalists in Indonesia”, The Australian National University

Sastra Wijaya – Southeast Asia Editor, ABC International/ Australia Plus Indonesia

Nasya Bahfen – Senior lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.

Admission is $5 for the general public, or free for exisiting AIYA Victoria members. Please purchase your tickets online prior to the event. Attendance is limited to 100 people only, so get in quick! Book your place now:

AIYA Victoria: Kongkow Bareng

This weekend, AIYA representatives from around Australia and Indonesia are heading to Melbourne for our annual planning weekend.

As part of the program, we’re hosting we’re hosting an evening of food, drinks and fun this Saturday night — and you’re invited!

Register through Facebook →

Kongkow is Indonesian slang for meeting up — and that’s exactly what we’re here to do! We’ll be at the Clyde Hotel in Cardigan St, Carlton from 7.30pm this Saturday, November 1.

To take part, just RSVP through Facebook by this coming Thursday, October 30.

AIYA Victoria: Basa Basi with Professor Tim Lindsey

AIYA Basa-Basi is a free speaker series that provides young people with a unique opportunity to connect with experts in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

The series allows AIYA members and friends to be informed, inspired and connected with key figures that have the power to lend a hand to the next generation’s actors and thinkers.

AIYA Victoria is excited to announce part two in our speaker series on the 28th of May, featuring guest speaker Professor Tim Lindsey!

Tim Lindsey is one of the most prominent figures of the Australia-Indonesian relationship. He is the Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and the Director of the Centre for Islamic Law and Society at Melbourne University, and the Chair of the Australia Indonesia Institute. He researches and teaches Indonesian and Islamic law, and has completed a PhD thesis in Indonesian Studies. Professor Lindsey is a regular face in the Australian media including the ABC, The Age and more, providing expert opinion on matters of the Australia-Indonesia relationship, and increasing awareness about Indonesian issues.

Professor Lindsey is a strong supporter of AIYA, and is looking forward to meeting the next generation of Indonesianists to share his knowledge and expertise. He hopes to inspire young people to pursue careers in the Indonesia-Australia relationship and share his advice and experiences with the group.

AIYA will provide an informal environment for an engaging question and answer discussion. The audience is encouraged to contribute to the conversation and voice their thoughts on the topics at hand.

After the event, drinks and snacks will be served, giving the audience an opportunity to meet new people and network with like-minded individuals, or just catch up with their AIYA friends.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!