OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABBI (ACT) was honoured to be recognised on Indonesian Independence Day by the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra for promoting the learning of Indonesian in the Canberra and for contributing to friendly relations between Australia and Indonesia.  BBI (ACT) looks forward to further cooperation with the Embassy and interested community members who are seeking to deepen ties between our two countries.

170817 BBI (ACT) Certificate of Appreciation




Australia Indonesia Association (ACT) Inc. 

AIA Winter Dinner Flyer 19 August 2017 (003)

Saturday 19 August 2017 at 6.00 for 6.30pm

 SILKS Room. Canberra Race Course

Randwick Road, Lyneham, ACT, 2602


Great entertainment – live Indonesian music and performances Nine Piece Gamelan & Indonesian Band & Cultural dances & The Connel Twins – Christy & Carly & Singing  

Quality 3 Course Dinner – Main: Indonesian Rendang (Halal)

 Guest Speakers:

Indonesian Ambassador: HE Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo

Professor Hal Hill

Indonesia: Development Challenges for Southeast Asia’s Giant

Cost:       $60 for members

$70 for non-members

Lucky Door Prize from Indo Cafe

Purchase Tickets by:  Pay Online

Other payment methods please contact:

Phone: Bill Rhemrev 0438 881 750 or Yetty Daly 6286 5551 (ah) or SMS Les Boag 0418 210 348  


Please note deadline for bookings is Monday 14 August 2017

AIA gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:        



Laut Bercermin – Film Screening

Laut Bercermin – Film Screening

6pm 30th August – NFSA

Laut-BercerminBalai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT) is organising a by-invitation screening of a recent critically-acclaimed Indonesian film, ‘The Mirror Never Lies’ (Laut Bercermin), by one of Indonesia’s emerging women directors, Kamila Andini.

The Mirror Never Lies is filmed in Wakatobi, a tiny archipelagic regency off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia.  The film tells the tale of a mother and daughters’ response to a tragedy at sea and beautifully combines a portrayal of the culture of the Bajo people, known as Indonesia’s ‘Sea Gypsies’, with breathtaking underwater cinematography that shows the natural wonder of the marine environment.  The film was jointly funded by the WWF and the Wakatobi local  government.

The screening will take place at the National Film and Sound Archive in Acton on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.  The Indonesian Ambassador has kindly agreed to introduce the film and there will be a complimentary light meal before the screening.  For further details and to obtain an invitation , please contact Heath McMichael at


On 22 May 2017, BBI (ACT) Board members farewelled Bpk Ronny Nur, the Indonesian Embassy’s Cultural Attache at a dinner in Canberra. Pak Ronny, a member of the BBI (ACT) Board, was praised for his energetic efforts to promote the teaching of Indonesian in schools and universities in the ACT and throughout Australia.  BBI (ACT) Chair, Heath McMichael, thanked Pak Ronny for his efforts in support of BBI (ACT)’s mandate to foster the learning of Indonesian and understanding of Indonesian culture within the broad community.  Heath noted Pak Ronny had lent BBI (ACT) valuable assistance in organising events at the Embassy’s Balai Kartini, for example, the Women in Poetry evening in 2014 and dinners for Indonesian language teachers in 2015 and 2016.  Vice Chair, George Quinn, said Pak Ronny’s contribution to a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture within Australia were recognised throughout Australia.  Board member, Amrih Widodo, said Pak Ronny, a trained scientist, had set a very high benchmark for future Cultural Attaches at the Indonesian Embassy.  All board members wished Pak Ronny well in his new role at the Agriculture Institute in Bogor. In thanking the Board, Pak Ronny said he regarded Australia with great warmth as his second home.  He looked forward to visiting Canberra from time to time when he visited Armidale in NSW as a visiting professor at the University of New England.

Selamat jalan Pak Ronny!

BBI (ACT) Board members farewell Pak Ronny

Pak Ronny saying farewell to Board members