Our Program: Darwin and the Arafura Games!

Darwin is home to the earliest records of our two great nations, Indonesia and Australia, in collaboration. CAUSINDY 2019 will be returning to this homebase, to continue our dialogue and build the bilateral relationship by connecting our nations’ young leaders.

In 2019, CAUSINDY is proud to announce that we are in partnership with the Northern Territory’s Arafura Games! The 2019 Arafura Games is a sporting and cultural festival which showcases the Northern Territory’s unique arts, culture, history and trade and investment opportunities. Representatives from the Asia Pacific region will come together in Darwin in the spirit of goodwill and understanding to foster the relationships of the region. CAUSINDY is thrilled to be in the thick of it, collaborating with the Northern Territory Government to enhance our conference experience by being part of the Arafura Games.

Our Delegates: Returning Alumni

We are excited to announce that 2019 will be an alumni conference. Having grown our alumni community to over 200 members, we are now inviting our alumni back as delegates to celebrate their contributions in the bilateral relationships and help us shape a strategy for Youth Action.

We will be selecting this year’s delegation from our alumni pool only, and will be curating a delegation with representatives from all our previous conference years, ensuring a broad range of knowledge and skills across government, business, the not-profit sector and entrepreneurship.

For those who are not alumni but are still hoping to join the CAUSINDY community, please come along to one of our pre-conference events in 2019 to be held in Jakarta and Canberra in February. CAUSINDY will also be returning to our usual format with an open recruitment drive in 2020, and we hope that you apply!



Delegates will work with world-renowned academics, politicians and societal leaders to shape the role that young professionals can play in bilateral dialogue.


CAUSINDY is partnering with the Northern Territory Government to help foster regional bilateral relationships through the biannual Arafura Games.


Social and networking events provide an opportunity for delegates to familiarise themselves with peers and members of the local community.

New in 2019: Youth Action Strategy

In previous years of the conference, we have run the CAUSINDY Review, in which delegates workshop policy proposals or small projects that will progress the bilateral relationship. This year, we are doing something a little different: we are having holding workshops to design a Youth Action Strategy, in an endeavour to create a stronger youth voice in Australia-Indonesia affairs, with CAUSINDY as the vehicle.

We will be conducting workshops with world-renowned academics, engaged and young politicians, civil society leaders and cultural experts to shape the role that young professionals can play in the dialogue between Australia and Indonesia.