South Australia

Posted on 16 October, 2013

The Australia Indonesia Youth Association South Australia (AIYA SA) was established in mid 2013, and currently holds active members from Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, along with several recent graduates and young professionals working throughout South Australia.

AIYA SA has since been able to host a range of exciting and inspiring events including language exchanges, as well as social and networking events.

If you have a keen interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and want to be part of AIYA SA then follow us on social media!

Facebook: Australia Indonesia Youth Association – South Australia

Twitter: @AIYA_SA

Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Committee Members

Krystal Buckle – President

Krystal Buckle is currently in her fourth year of a Media/International Studies degree at the University of Adelaide. She completed a Diploma of Languages in Indonesian and has participated in both the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (2017/18) and an ACICIS Semester Exchange in Yogyakarta. Krystal’s academic interests lie in strategic culture and the facilitation of intercultural dialogue within the media. These interests have led her to film production work in Adelaide and an editorial internship in Jakarta. As President, Krystal hopes to strengthen the development of meaningful ties between young Australians and Indonesians and increase AIYA engagement within South Australia.

Michael McAneney – Vice President

Michael is currently studying a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Letters (Indonesian) at Flinders University. He lived in Bandung, West Java for three semesters studying on exchange programs facilitated by ACICIS. While in Bandung, Michael served as treasurer for AIYA Jawa Barat and researched Australia’s influence on Indonesian foreign policy decision making. Much of his interest in international relations is based on the Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship and he is passionate about building grassroots connections between the Youth of Australia and Indonesia.

Darmianti Razak – Treasurer

Darmianti Razak is a Marketing student at The University of Adelaide. Studying in Australia is her childhood dream, and now the dream comes true since she decided to continue her Master Degree in Adelaide. She’s actively contributed in Indonesia-Australia Student Association in South Australia and participated in some volunteer activities in Australia. Darmianti has a strong passion to promote Indonesian culture in the foreign country, especially Australia. She came from Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi. Makassar is the largest city in East Indonesia and considered as the centre of the Eastern Indonesia. Her aims to increase the relationship between Australia-Indonesia in the Eastern Indonesia motivates her to involved more in some activities which can bring a positive impact for both Australian and Indonesian. She firmly believes that AIYA can enhance the bond between Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship, especially for the young generation.

Matthew Shaw – Events Officer

Matthew is a Laws/International Relations student at the University of Adelaide. He first became exposed to Indonesia during his Year 8 Bahasa Indonesia classes. In the ten years since, he has actively furthered his language skills at university and used them to pursue all-things related to Australia-Indonesia. Matthew has spent almost one and a half years of time in-country through travel, volunteer work, internships and study abroad programs. Matthew first joined AIYA in Yogyakarta as a committee member while he was studying at Universitas Gadjah Mada through the ACICIS program. Since then he completed the International Relations program at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan which allowed him to intern with Save the Children and join the university’s legal aid team in Bandung. Through AIYA SA Matthew hopes to sustain his passion for Indonesia by contributing to the bilateral relationship at a youth level.

Hannah Brimstone – Communications Officer

Hannah is a seventh year Law and Behavioural Science student at Flinders University and has been learning Bahasa since 2015. Hannah is passionate about the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship, particularly with respect to people-to-people links. She has completed two in country study programs at Gadjah Mada University and Atma Jaya University, and has recently returned from Jakarta where she completed a four-week internship in Indonesian law.


SA Language Exchange

  • Where: Flinders at Victoria Square (182 Victoria Square, Adelaide)
  • When: Every second Wednesday night
  • Time: 6pm
  • Key Contact: Krystal 0447 205 865 or Matthew 0488 326 448
  • More information: Keep up to date by following the SA Facebook page

Last Updated 23 March 2018.