Australia-Indonesia Institute

Australia Indonesia Institute

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established by the Australian Government in 1989 to contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia and to project positive images of Australia and Indonesia in each other's country.



Order constituting the Australia-Indonesia Institute

Australian visa information

For information on Australian visas for people who are organising or attending an international event, conference or meeting in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's advice for event organisers and particpants.

Annual reports

Foundations, Councils and Institutions now report on their activities as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report.

For a full list of previously funded activities please refer to the Foundations, Councils and Institutes page.

Other publications

Geografi Australia


Contact us

In Australia

  • Phone: (61-2) 6261 3827 or (61-2) 6261 3821
  • Fax: (61-2) 6261 1743
  • Email:
  • Mail:
    The Director
    Australia-Indonesia Institute
    R G Casey Building
    John McEwen Crescent
    Barton ACT 0221

In Indonesia

  • Phone: (62-21) 2550 5265
  • Fax: (62-21) 5227104
  • Mail:
    First Secretary (Cultural Affairs)
    Australian Embassy Jakarta
    Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav.C15-16,
    JAKARTA 12940


Win an Australian experience with Australia Plus Indonesia

Australia Plus Indonesia celebrates 4 months of success with a special competition offering a chance to win a unique Australian experience.

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Indonesia to welcome Australian students

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia and strengthen people-to-people and institutional relationships through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.

Indonesia is participating in the pilot phase of the program, and the first Australian students from universities around the country will begin arriving in Indonesia in the coming months.

The Australia-Indonesia Institute welcomes this exciting new initiative to build closer links with Indonesia and the Indo Pacific region.

Find out more about the New Colombo Plan.

Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award

The Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award commemorates the distinguished career of Elizabeth O’Neill OAM who died in service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia on 7 March 2007. The Award builds on her tireless work to foster mutual understanding of Australia and Indonesia through accurate and informed media coverage.

The Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award is awarded to one journalist from Indonesia and one from Australia each year. The Award is open to high-achieving journalists from print, radio, television and online media organisations at any stage of their career. The recipients of the Elizabeth O’Neill Award for 2014 are Mr Bernard Lane, deputy higher education editor at The Australian and Ms Fitria Sofyani, features editor at Marie Claire Indonesia. Ms Sofyani will work on identifying ways to increase cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on women’s empowerment and political participation while Mr Lane will report on the pilot stage of the New Colombo Plan and build professional networks in the region.

2014 Muslim Exchange Program

2014 Muslim exchange Program participants chatting

In April 2014 the AII welcomed five young Indonesian Muslim community leaders through the AII-supported Muslim Exchange Program  (MEP) . This year’s visitors included writers, scholars and teachers committed to interfaith understanding, women’s empowerment and community engagement.

More information on the Muslim Exchange Program

Australia–Indonesia Youth Exchange Program

Participants of the 2011–12 AIYEP talk about their life-changing experiences in Riau and South Australia in celebration of the program's 30 year anniversary.