The Australia-Indonesia Centre is committed to bringing leaders together from both nations to strengthen relationships, exchange knowledge and establish new networks that increase prosperity in our region. The Centre pursues this goal through a series of programs, dialogues and partnership initiatives in Indonesia and Australia.

Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

A signature initiative of the Centre is the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program.

The aim of the program is to engage a highly influential network of emerging leaders from both nations in a program that builds relationships, understandings and the skills to develop solutions to shared national challenges and explore new partnership opportunities.

The program is held twice annually for 10 days in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.

Up to 45 emerging leaders from government, business, academia and the media in both nations are invited to participate in each program.

Program highlights include:

  • Executive leadership training courses at Monash University, The University of Melbourne, Australian National University and The University of Sydney
  • Meetings with Australian Government Ministers and senior representatives
  • Masterclasses with former Australian Ambassadors and senior diplomats
  • Case Study workshops with business and media leaders
  • Cultural and networking events

Following the completion of each program, participants are invited to join the Alumni network to foster ongoing relationships and new partnerships as they move into leadership positions.

Youth Leaders

The Australia-Indonesia Centre aims to encourage and empower future leaders by supporting partner organisations that foster relationships with young people in both nations. Currently the Australia-Indonesia Centre supports the following organisations and initiatives:

Australia-Indonesia Youth Association

The Centre partners with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) to empower the next generation of Australian and Indonesian leaders. AIYA is a non-government, youth-led organisation helping connect young Indonesians and Australians to each other and to Indonesia-related opportunities. The peak body for young people in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, AIYA aims to connect, inform and inspire young people, business, government and other organisations to facilitate youth engagement between the two countries.

Conference of Australian and Indonesia Youth (CAUSINDY)

CAUSINDY is an annual conference, bringing together young Indonesians and Australians for a series of workshops, networking events and cultural activities to strengthen people-to-people ties between the two nations. The third CAUSINDY conference was held on September 19-22, 2015, in Darwin. It featured panels on renewable energy and agriculture, bilateral relations, indigenous history, and politics, and drew guests from the Indonesian Consulate, the Ministry of Asian Engagement and Trade, University of Wollongong, Charles Darwin University, Monash University, ANU, the corporate sector, and the Indonesian and Australian media.

National Australia Indonesia Language Awards

An initiative of AIYA, the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards aims to foster Indonesian language study in Australia. The Awards encourage Indonesia language speakers – from school-age learners to executive level speakers – to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public.

Engagement Team

For more information and enquiries about Leadership programs, please contact:

Ghian Tjandaputra

Ghian Tjandaputra

Engagement Coordinator