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 [email protected] for any enquiries.

Committee Members

Bintang Daly – President

Bintang graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics degree and started his graduate career by working for the Northern Territory Government. Bintang was born in Yogyakarta, lived in Bali for some time and in 2010 he moved to Gove, Northern Territory. Bintang’s leadership was shown in high school where he was elected as a school captain. He assisted in taking care of Indonesian exchange students and arranged Indonesian culture educational activities. His keen interested in Australia-Indonesia relationship continued to university where he volunteered to teach Bahasa and share Indonesian culture to rural schools in South Australia. In his spare time, Bintang loves to volunteer as a Surf lifesaver at his local surf club. Having to learn English from when he moved to Australia. He strongly believes that language is one of the key factors that strengthen the bond between young people in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Interestingly, Bintang’s journey from an Indonesian village to become a Surf lifesaver was covered as a story on ABC Heywire.

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.