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Upcoming Events Newsletter

Keeping you up to date on Indonesian related actual and virtual events.

If you have information on planned events please let us know.

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Eric de Haas
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Time is in AEST unless otherwise specified.


Sat 7 May 6pm AEST on Zoom
AIA Zoom Cocktails -
Nick Hughes

"The Delights of Trekking in the Mountains of Indonesia"

Nick is the organiser of Java Lava with monthly treks throughout the mountains of Indonesia. He first came to Indonesia with a student group in 1972 and had two postings there with the United Nations (FAO) in 70s and early 80s. On retirement in 2004, he returned to Indonesia - rice farming near Sukabumi, and mountain climber (about 70 volcanoes to date). 

Members free, others by donation. ($2, $5, or $10 - you choose the level of donation)

Sydney - Monday 9 May 6pm - SOLD OUT!


Canberra - Sat 14 May 6:30pm Live.

 All proceeds help tackle poverty and malnutrition in the poor farming communities of eastern Indonesia
 Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Woden
Indonesian Meal, Entertainment
Guest Speaker: Jim Fox A Poetic View of NTT- an account of NTT as seen from its ritual performances and the poetry used in these rituals.
$70 per person
Tickets are on sale until 8 May


Wednesday 18 May - 1:30pm - Live and Online
AIBC (Tasmania)
National Industry Series: "Indonesia: It's time to take a fresh look" - The Blue Economy

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tasmania



Thurday 19 May - 10:30am - via Zoom
Indolit Club - Saksi Mata by Seno Gumira Ajidarma



Sat 21 May 6pm AEST on Zoom
AIA Zoom Coc
ktails - 
Denise Finney -  Current Trends in English Language Teaching in Indonesia.

Denise Finney, Chief Executive Officer of the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF), has been based in Indonesia for over 25 years, working in the field of language, education and development. Originally from Northern Ireland, she started her English language training career in London, before moving to the other side of the world to work in Universitas Pattimura in Ambon, Maluku. Following a couple of years in Bandung, Denise moved to Bali where she has lived ever since, in a house set in the ricefields of Ubud.

Members free, others by donation. ($2, $5, or $10 - you choose the level of donation)

Sydney - Sun 22 May


Melbourne 27 - 29 May


Talking Indonesia - The Road to 2024.
Fortnightly podcasts from Indonesia at Melbourne



Sydney - Saturday 9 July




For information on online and face to face meetings, workshops and tours, 


AIA ACT - Indonesian Language Classes 
4 terms per year

Indonesian Classes
Classes are online. We will try to hold at least 1 social event for class members 
Indonesian Language Classes 
·  Fun vocational classes
·  Teachers are professional and native Indonesian speaking

Classes for adults - Six Levels ENROL HERE
·         Advanced – Tuesdays 7-9pm
·         Intermediate – Thursdays 6-8pm
·         Beginners Level 3 - Mondays 6.30-8.30pm 
.         Beginners Level 2.2 - Mondays 6-8pm 
·         Beginners level 2.1 – Thursdays 6-8pm
·         Beginners level 1 - Tuesdays 6-8pm

·         Commence week beginning 26 April 2022
·         Each class runs for 8 weeks
·         Classes held ONLINE 
Cost for Adult Classes
Only $140 per term but with:
- $10 early bird discount for payments before 20 April. Applied automatically in booking system.
- $20 discount for AIA members. You can purchase membership online now and immediately claim the discount.
The code for activating the member discount is Anggota

For more information:
·         Webpage       
.         Phone 0406930835
.         Email:


Indonesian Classes Online and face to face (Melb CBD)
Organised by AIA Vic

Welcome to Term 2, 2022.  As usual we will be offering our online classes on Tuesday evenings via Zoom and our face to face classes on Thursday evenings in the CBD.  If time and access is a consideration, then online is the option for you.  If you like the face to face teaching and socialising, then you may want to consider the classes in the CBD.  Either way, we can all gather together for a chat at some of the fun social events offered throughout the year.
Online Zoom classes will start on Tuesday 26 April 2022 from 7.00pm - 8.30pm.  Introductory, Intermediate 1 & 2 and two Advanced classes will be offered.
Face to Face classes in the CBD will start on Thursday 28 April  2022 from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.  Introductory, Intermediate 1 & 2 and the Advanced class will be offered.
For more information and online registration:
Term 2 2022 Online Language Class
Term 2 2022 Face To Face Language Class
Salam hangat,
Australian Indonesian Association of Victoria


Suara Indonesia Dance - online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST.

If you know of any upcoming events, please let us KNOW.
Archipelago - by Ian Burnet

Indonesia is the most culturally diverse nation on the planet. Ian Burnet sets out on a journey across the archipelago to discover this rich cultural diversity. He combines his love of adventure and travel with his knowledge of history to take us on a personal journey through geographic space and historical time, which will delight all armchair travelers.

Australian Delivery
Book A$35 Postage A$9.50 (within Australia) Total A$44.50
Indonesia Delivery
Book A$35 Postage A$35 (to Indonesia) Total A$70.00
Buy Archipelago Now

AIA membership is based on a calendar year (Jan - Dec), so now is the time to renew your membership for 2022 if you havent already done so.

The AIA aims to set membership fees at a level which are both affordable but also cover the routine recurring annual costs of running the association. As advised over recent months, the membership fees for 2022 are:
Concession (pensioners, students)           $20
Single                                                              $30
Family                                                             $40
Fees can be paid online

AIA NSW needs assistance with:
  • Website and social media content management
  • Organising Zoom speakers and sessions
  • Planning for the Australia Indonesia Awards program and gala Awards Presenntation Night
Also looking for people to join the committee.
For more information, send us an email
The Music Archive of Monash University has recently opened the new "Margaret Kartomi Gallery of Musical Instruments and Artefacts” at The Performing Arts Centre on Monash University’s Clayton campus.The gallery is located in the Performing Arts Centre/PAC (Building 68), next to the Robert Blackwood Hall, at Monash University, Clayton Campus, and is open to visitors free of charge from 10.00am-5.00pm on Mondays-Friday.

Australia Indonesia Awards Winners 2022

The Australia Indonesia Awards Presentation night was a gala event at the Grace Hotel in Sydney.
The awards recognise and honour Australians and Indonesians who have contributed to greater friendship and understanding between Australians and Indonesians.

Two of the finalists were present at the event whilst the other finalists were able to participate via Zoom.

Guests of honour included the Indonesian Ambassador HE Dr Siswo Pramono and Ibu HE Marsia Pramono, the Indonesian Consul General HE Vedi Kurnia Buana and Ibu Fanny Buana, and the Director of the Australia Indonesia Institute, Ms Elena Williams. The Governor General HE David Hurley was an apology as he had to remain in Canberra to receive the Prime Minister the following morning.

Cultural performances included Mutiara performing her Tari Jaipong Dance, and Kadek Ambara Jaya Kaswara performing his Tari Baris Tunggal dance.

The winner in the Education category was Ms Erna Tan who has devoted a lifetime to the teaching of Bahasa Indonesia to children and to adults. Some of the guests commented that she had taught them as children.

The winner in the Health category was Ms Susan Bishop for her work in establishing medical clinics in the Karangasem region of Bali. She accepted her award via Zoom.

The winner in the Innovation category was Alexander Soeriyadi for his research into biomedical, food and agricultural applications and for modifying the efficiency of sunlight to improve plant yields. His family were with him to accept his award.

The videos of each of the finalists and winners can be viewed on YouTube at


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