Established in 2000, the Indonesia Council is the professional association for scholars and educators to promote and support the study of Indonesia within higher education. The Council sits within the Asian Studies Association of Australia, the peak body for university experts on Asia in Australia.


Our members are drawn together by a common interest in Indonesia and a commitment to promoting the value of that knowledge through education and research in Australia and Indonesian institutions and beyond. 


We are an association comprised primarily of academics and students in the Australian tertiary sector, but also industry and government. Membership to the Council is free but we encourage new members to join the ASAA, our parent body in a paid subscription with all the benefits that offers.


As an association, we advocate for the needs and interests of Indonesia scholars in the changing dynamics of the Australian higher education sector.


We work across multiple professions, fields of expertise and disciplinary knowledge, including languages and the humanities, social and physical sciences, but also education policy, development and foreign affairs.


We publish a monthly digest that sends latest news, events, conferences, jobs and publications to over 600 subscribers. Subscription to the digest is free.

Our Vision

Our goal is to support and promote a community of people studying the field of Indonesia within Australian higher education.

Creating impact

Our network is engaged at all levels of Indonesian research and politics.






Australian Universities