The Australia‐Indonesia Youth Association is a non‐government, youth-led organisation which aims to better connect young Indonesians and Australians to each other and to Australia-Indonesia related opportunities.

AIYA has active chapters in every Australian state and territory, as well as Jakarta, Jawa Barat, Yogyakarta and Eastern Indonesia. At a national level, AIYA is governed by an executive committee of early career professionals.


A stronger Australia-Indonesia relationship by advancing education and culture through increased youth engagement.
Connect young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to educational, cultural and professional opportunities.
Inform about avenues to engage with Australia and Indonesia to enhance young people’s understanding of each other’s countries.
Inspire youth, business, government, educational institutions and other organisations to support and facilitate youth engagement with Indonesia in Australia.


AIYA Chapters run various kinds of events to connect, inform and inspire young Australians and Indonesians. We enable the sharing of language and cultural experiences through networking and language exchanges and other educational and cultural events. Events range from debate nights and guest speaker events where you’ll likely learn something new on topical issues facing both countries, to movie screenings and trivia nights focused on Australian and Indonesian history and culture.

AIYA also seeks to incubate innovative and wide-reaching initiatives that strive to enhance the Australia-Indonesia relationship amongst young people. For example, in 2015, Sally Hill founded the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards, the flagship initiative of AIYA that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.`


The AIYA Executive Committee is proud to be mentored by an Advisory Board of key figures in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. The role of the AIYA Advisory Board is to provide non-binding but informed advice to the Executive in how to engage with Australian and Indonesian youth alike. The Advisory Board members hold a long history of engagement with Indonesia, providing valuable insight into the region.