CAUSINDY, originally the Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth, is a bilateral youth organisation which provides a platform for young leaders to create a stronger bilateral relationship. CAUSINDY is led by a volunteer team spread across both Australia and Indonesia.

Our flagship event is the annual Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth, a four-day program which brings together 30 young leaders from Australia and Indonesia. Past delegates have included emerging leaders from a range of fields, from sitting members of parliament to leaders in business, academia and social enterprise.

CAUSINDY also coordinates an extensive network of alumni, provides seed funding to successful CAUSINDY Review community projects, and provides resources for school and university teachers to highlight opportunities in both countries.

CAUSINDY was founded in 2012 by Bede Moore, Karina Akib and Chris Urbanski. CAUSINDY operated as an initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) from 2013 until the end of 2015. CAUSINDY and AIYA continue to work together as affiliates to build on their shared aspiration of a brighter future in Indonesia-Australia bilateral relations.


Create a platform for youth dialogue

Shape new ideas about the Australia-Indonesia relationship

Act as a catalyst for change


  • The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth

    An annual, four-day conference which connects 30 delegates from both countries to leaders in business, government and social enterprise to build a stronger bilateral relationship.

  • The CAUSINDY Alumni and Associates Network

    A network of more than 150 emerging leaders drawn from a range of fields across Australia, Indonesia and the region at large. We hold regular events that are exclusive to alumni, past speakers and sponsors as well as open to the broader CAUSINDY community.

  • Engaging Future Leaders (EFL)

    A program which inspires high school and university students to engage with the relationship by producing interactive online content for the classroom.

  • CAUSINDY Alumni Grants