Welcome to Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc.

The place to learn about Indonesian language and culture.

Indonesian Language Courses

Classes at the Consulate start this week with 3 of the 4 classes full. For wait-list enquiries, contact enrolcourse@balaibahasaperth.org

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Language Ambassador Program

Ambassadors inform and inspire students with personal stories of the benefits of learning Indonesian language and culture. Do you have what it takes to be an Ambassador?

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Language Assistant Program

Language assistants support Indonesian programs in Western Australian schools and bring Indonesian culture to students and teachers.

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MichaelJ in Oz

Alangkah suksesnya! MichaelJ in Oz Schools Concerts - a fabulous, fun and effective way to learn Indonesian.

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Latest News

Inspiration and Dedication

Inspired by the 10th Anniversary celebrations of BBIP, guru-guru met today to review the language program. 

Left to right: Ibu-ibu Theresia, Moya, Karen and Amanda met at the Consulate and decided to add two new classes: 

  1. a conversation class, Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 at the Consulate, and 
  2. an Elementary 3 class on Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 at Scotch College.

The additional classes take the language program to eight classes. A 33% increase! Further evidence of BBIP's growth over 10 years. All we need now are the students to fill eight classes when enrolments open next weekend. You can help!  Spread the word far and wide. 

Enrolments open 12 January 2018. 

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Yes, Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth has been promoting closer ties between Australians and Indonesians for TEN YEARS. It's time to CELEBRATE. ON Friday 9 March 2018. 

 Join the celebration - BOOK NOW.


Friday 9 March 2018. 

Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth will celebrate 10 years of promoting the learning of Indonesian language and fostering cultural links between Australia and Indonesia with a gala dinner at the Nedlands Yacht Club.

Download the Flyer here 


   Please support us by
   organising some friends
   to join you.You can purchase
   individual  tickets, or 
   several tickets at a table,
   or why not book out a
   whole table with your

  Tickets on sale NOW!

  Click to book! 

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Inspirational Ambassadors

In term 1 of 2017, Fiona Bettesworth and David Visser have visited schools as BBIP Indonesian language ambassadors. Their information and interaction with students was appreciated by students and teachers alike. At Helena College, year 10 student Tessa said

 I found the visit interesting and informative. Before the visit, I wasn't sure about choosing Indonesian in Year 11, but now I'm seriously considering it. It made me realise that learning Indonesian can actually be useful to me and my future and it can open up some really fun opportunities.

Find out more about the Indonesian Language Ambassadors' Program , including how to request a visit from an ambassador to your school and how to become an ambassador like wonderful Fiona and David whose efforts and expertise as so appreciated at BBIP and in schools.

Here's Fiona addressing a class:

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In the Media

Cerita Anak @ Perth Festival

This is exactly what Balai Bahasa Indonesia is about - Australians and Indonesians collaborating to create something new and amazing!

Cerita Anak is an interactive performance designed for pre-schoolers and the adults in their lives 

by Polyglot Theatre (Melbourne) and Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Yogyakarta).

WHERE State Theatre Centre

WHEN 23-25 February 2018


Terima kasih Ibu Hara for sharing this story. 

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NAILA Awards

If you haven't already done so, check out the Facebook page of the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards. Catherine Coyne's video story includes Indonesian, Alice Springs, motorbikes and Go-Jek. It is definitely worth watching.

And even closer to home, East Manjimup Primary School submitted this entry to the competition:

Click on the image to watch the short video (2mins 20 secs).

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Darmasiswa Scholarship

DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 54 universities in 2015. 

The main purpose of DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language, art and culture of Indonesia among youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.

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