NAILA is a not-for-profit initiative that relies on financial and in-kind support from our partners to host our annual national language competition. A big thank you to our partners for supporting and encouraging the study of Indonesian language in Australia and English in Indonesia.


Victorian Government

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that all young Victorians have access to high quality languages education. The teaching and learning of languages in Victorian schools is not an optional extra for students – it is essential. The Victorian Government wants all students to be given the opportunity to learn a language and to achieve proficiency in that language. This enables all Victorian children and young people to effectively participate in an increasingly globalised world and economy at the local, national and international level, where the ability to communicate in and across a range of languages and cultures is critical.


The Australia-Indonesia Institute

National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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. The AII supports initiatives that strengthen people-to-people links and encourage deeper mutual understanding and cooperation between both countries.

Visit The Australia-Indonesia Institute’s website

Monash University

Monash is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research and graduate outcomes. Monash University has been teaching Indonesian for over half a century and is constantly exploring new and innovative approaches to engage students with Australia’s biggest neighbour. Through the use of online materials, one of Australia’s biggest Indonesian library connections, and links to music, translation, film, and international studies, students are offered a broad range of opportunities to develop an understanding of Indonesia and the wider world of Southeast Asia.

Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute is a preeminent teaching and research institute that brings together disciplinary and linguistic expertise on Asia. Through its undergraduate and graduate study programs, the Institute promotes the study of the languages and the rich intellectual, cultural, political and religious traditions of Asia and of the Islamic world. Language programs at the Asia Institute include Indonesian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.

Deakin University

Deakin University has an excellent reputation; it is now in the top 3% of the world’s universities. Their staff have many years of combined industry experience and are leaders in their fields, including Indonesian. One of the highlights of studying Indonesian at Deakin is the in-country study program, which enriches and accelerates students’ understanding of Indonesian language, culture, history and politics.

Australia Indonesia Business Council

The AIBC VIC Chapter is a vibrant group of AIBC members comprising National Corporate, Corporate, SMEs and other members who are interested in promoting business opportunities between Australia and Indonesia. AIBC Vic works closely with relevant Victorian Government departments, Indonesian Consulate General, related Indonesian organisations and communities, including NAILA.

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The Indomie brand was launched formally in Indonesia in 1971. Indomie was first introduced in Australia in the 1990s. It began with the Indonesians bringing in Indomie themselves as they started their university lives in Australia, and has since grown in popularity.Indomie is available in over 80 countries around the world including Australia, America, The Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, China, Dubai and Nigeria.

Lontar Foundation

Lontar is a not-for-profit institution established in 1987 for the purpose of introducing Indonesia to the world through literary translations. Since that time, Lontar has produced more than 200 titles containing translations of literary work by more than 650 Indonesian writers. As a result of the foundation’s work, Indonesian literature can now be taught throughout the world through the medium of English.


Buset Magazine

BUSET is the most talked about Indonesian magazine in Australia. Put it simply, BUSET is an expression of surprise or awe, similar to ‘wow!’ BUSET prides itself in bringing the latest in community news and events. With Indonesian culture as the main focus,BUSET also highlights the importance and significance of embracing multiculturalism in Australia. Now entering its 13th year, the magazine maintains free monthly publication across Australia with the majority of distribution points in Metropolitan Victoria. The official website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) are always up to date with the latest and best from across Australia.

SBS Radio Indonesian

SBS Radio is the world’s most linguistically diverse radio network, broadcasting in more than 70 language programs to a potential audience of more than three million Australians who speak a language other than English in their homes. The portfolio includes SBS Radio 1, 2 and 3, SBS Radio 4, SBS Arabic 24 including SBS PopAraby, SBS PopDesi, SBS Chill and SBS PopAsia. We take risks with original, innovative content. We are committed to quality broadcasting whatever the platform. The SBS Radio Indonesian program is broadcast every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The program and podcasts can be accessed at our website, our facebook page or through the SBS Radio App. It is recognised as a source of information and interaction for all Indonesian speakers including learners of Indonesian.

Radio Kita

Radio Kita (RK) is part of the 3ZZZ Melbourne Ethnics Communities Radio broadcasting in Brunswick Melbourne. RK has been on air for nearly 30 years and has been regularly broadcasting in Bahasa Indonesia on Friday from 8-9 PM at 92.3 FM as well as streaming on Supported by loyal and dedicated volunteers, RK has been a vital media that contributes significantly to Indonesian communities in Victoria in the dissemination of current news and information from the home country of Indonesia. RK works closely with various community groups, government agencies, universities, schools and faith-based organizations across Victoria.