AIA members are invited to the following events


The Deputy Head of Mission (Acting Ambassador), Bapak Mohammad Syarif Alatas, a number of Embassy officials (KBRI Staf) and the Consul General from Sydney along with their families and some AIA-ACT members are going to Cowra on Saturday 14 November 2021 to pay their respects to the Indonesians buried in the Cowra War Cemetery.  The ceremony is aligned to Hari Phawalan (Heroes Day) on 10 November and will start at the Grave sites at 10 am on 14 November 2021.  Following that there will be a gathering for a Lunch in nearby gardens.  If you wish to attend please contact Les Boag on 0418 210 348 for the coordinating details.  Transport is on a personal arrangement basis and no costs are involved but members interested in attending are advised that attendees will gather for lunch afterwards at the Cowra Japanese Garden Café and further activities are planned up until 14.30pm.


AIA-ACT will hold an end of Year Dinner at the Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant in Woden starting at 6.30pm on Sunday 5th December 2021.   It is free to book to attend and attendees will pay for their meal on the night.  We will be having a delicious Banquet which will cost $39 per person and consist of Entrée: Fish Cake, Curry Puff & Treasure bag. Mains: Green Curry Chicken, Roast Duck Red Curry; Wok Fried Garlic & Pepper Beef; Pad cee iew rice Noodles Chicken, Crispy fried Barramundi pieces and Jasmine Rice.  This is a great opportunity for all AIA members and especially the Indonesian Language teachers and students to gather and enjoy face to face socialising after the challenges of a second year with COVID restrictions.  Please book online ASAP at:


AIA-ACT will again hold an Australia Day Function on Australia Day – 26th January 2022.  While the detailed arrangements for location will be finalised at the next Committee meeting on 7 Dec 2, it has been agreed that this year it will be held in a Canberra Public Park.  We will again have a shared Lunch where everyone brings along a plate for food to share.  As for other years we will include toasts and singing of both the Australian and Indonesian National Anthems.  AIA will contribute some food and non-alcoholic drinks.  Importantly, not only are all AIA members and their families most welcome but all members of the Indonesian Embassy and Diaspora in Canberra are invited to join this event.  Please lock in this date to share a great Australia Day lunch and further details will be provided next month.


  1. AIA-ACT will hold a Trivia Lunch at the Kingston Hotel starting at midday (12pm) on Saturday 6th February 2022.  This event has been rescheduled to ensure that COVID restrictions do not severely limit the attendance.  We will then be able to have up to 66 attend.  Attendees can purchase their own lunch selection and drinks from the Kingston Hotel.  A hard working team has already prepared the Trivia questions.  Attendees will be grouped into teams consisting of both Australians and Indonesians and prizes will be awarded to the winning team members.  While attendance for the Trivia is free, you do need to book to reserve attendance due to number restrictions so please book early at: