Join a network of emerging leaders that crosses borders.

Applications to join our 2019 conference are now open!

Each year, 30 CAUSINDY delegates take part in a four-day program, including panel discussions, social activities and networking events. CAUSINDY alumni are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, from senior public servants to prominent academics across Australia and Indonesia. Read some of our past delegates’ experiences below. In 2019, applications are open to CAUSINDY alumni only.


Charlotte Corbyn (2018)

I enjoyed the opportunity to be surrounded by other people who are interested in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, but from very diverse fields. I also loved seeing people, who hadn’t been exposed to the awesome Australia-Indonesia community before, learn about how strong that community is.

Catherine Setiawan (2018)

CAUSINDY gave me opportunity to share and discuss my ideas for tackling the obstacles in the bilateral relationship. The four-day program of panels, speakers and special events increased my knowledge and understanding of solutions and concrete policy outcomes that are relevant and realistic for government.

Fahd Pahdepie (2017)

CAUSINDY is a well-formatted conference that will give you the “triple I”: insight, info and imagination. Everything in this conference is crafted to give the participants abundant of information and knowledge—which will enrich your imagination, widen your thinking horizon about bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia.

Monty Pounder (2017)

Joining CAUSINDY 2017 in Melbourne was an exceptional professional experience. The program brought together an extraordinary selection of people involved in the Australia-Indonesia relationship from business, academia and government. It was a privilege to join this group in stimulating and constructive exchanges of ideas on everything from politics, economic policy and foreign investment.

Eliane Coates (2017)

Through the program I met exceptional young leaders who are already making their mark on the Australia-Indonesia relationship. I gained a great deal from the exchanges had with experts in various sectors – from media to academia, government and the private sector.

Lia Zakiyyah (2016)

During CAUSINDY, I met some great people working on the issue of sustainability from a different professional or study background. Until now, I am still in contact with some of them through my work relationship which has helped me in my day-to-day job. And of course making good friendships both with the Indonesian and Australian delegates.

Tim Watts MP (2016)

Through CAUSINDY I was able to to connect with a network of other young leaders passionate about the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

Christian Donny Putranto (2015)

CAUSINDY has continuously offered me with priceless networking opportunities with some of the brilliant minds I’ve known. This networking is not only among delegates, but also extends to other alumni, many of whom share similar passions and interests with me. If social media connects people, CAUSINDY connects people with their passion.

Lisa Martin (2015)

My CAUSINDY participation was an excellent opportunity to make contacts, new friends and deepen my knowledge and understanding of the bilateral relationship. The relationships forged I know will continue to benefit me over the course of my career.

Esther Sainsbury (2014)

CAUSINDY reminded me that every young Australian with an interest in Indonesia and improving Australia’s regional relations has an important role to play in shaping new ideas and approaches to the Australia-Indonesia relationship and Australian foreign policy towards Indonesia.

Fitri Bintang Timur (2014)

CAUSINDY allows us to build bridges between the two countries so that cooperation could happen and even more amazing things can take place.

Gatot Soepriyanto (2013)

CAUSINDY is such a great forum where young Australian and Indonesian meet, discuss and act to develop a better people to people relationship between the two neighbouring countries.

Jack McNaught (2013)

CAUSINDY is a rare opportunity for youth interested in the relationship between Indonesia and Australia – I can’t think of any other platform that brings together a group of people with so much knowledge, energy and enthusiasm!