The Australia-Indonesia Centre sets out to build relationships and promote greater understanding by fostering the creativity, talent and innovation showcased by cultural leaders in both nations.

ReelOzInd! Short Film Festival and Competition

A pioneering short film competition and festival, ReelOzInd! brings Australian and Indonesians together through shared stories. Open to young and old alike, and judged by an impressive array of figures from the film industry and academia, the competition helps tell the stories of close neighbours, in an effort to build understanding.

Fashion Diplomacy

Underpinned by an alliance between Jakarta Fashion Week and Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, the Centre facilitates a runway exchange between emerging fashion designers in both nations.

The Succeeding Together report identified textile as an area where Australia and Indonesia has the potential to capture opportunities in the region together. Fashion partnership opens opportunities of further creative collaborations between designers, manufacturers and businesses from Australia and Indonesia.


Australia Indonesia Essay Series

This bilingual series showcases leading Australian and Indonesian writers and thinkers reflecting on the issues that they see as important challenges and preoccupations facing their societies today and into the future. The series aims to highlight the ways in which the peoples of Australia and Indonesia have common and shared hopes, values and challenges.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The Australia-Indonesia Centre partners with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Yogyakarta Special Region to present a music camp and performance in Indonesia in 2016 and 2017.

An agreement signed by the Centre and the Region pledges to bring up to 20 performers from the MSO to attend a music camp in Yogyakarta in 2016 and return for a performance at the ancient Prambanan Temple in 2017.