Who we are – Balai Bahasa Indonesia

About BBIP

The members of BBIP are Australians who acknowledge the importance of Indonesia as our neighbour and want to improve relationships and understandings between the peoples of our two countries.

The Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc. was formally launched as a cultural, non- profit organization on 22 April 2008 at the Indonesian Consulate in Perth, by Dr Aloysius Madja, Indonesian Consul and Mr John Hyde MLA (Member for Perth). The Organisation is based in Perth and promotes the fostering of cultural links between Australia and Indonesia at all levels of society.

Our Mission

The Mission of Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (Inc) is to provide Indonesian culture and language education to assist Australians and Indonesians to interact more effectively. The Organisation will increase activities and bonds between individuals, businesses, communities and institutions in order to develop a more effective Indonesia Australia relationship at all levels. The Balai Bahasa will strive to foster a positive attitude amongst the people of our two countries.

BBIP achieves its mission through:

  • Offering and supporting a range of cultural activities which foster cross cultural links amongst individuals, groups and associations in Indonesia and Australia.
  • Hosting and coordinating Indonesian cultural/language events throughout WA, both in the city and regional areas.
  • Promoting and supporting the teaching and learning of Indonesian throughout Western Australian and across Australia generally.
  • Providing access to language classes in Indonesian as a second language at a range of levels for adult students.

Board of Management

The business of the Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc. is conducted by a voluntary Board comprised of community delegates plus staff of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Perth and a representative of the Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association (WILTA). The Board’s role is to supervise and direct the work of the Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Incorporated in accordance with its Constitution.

Download the current Constitution.
Download the Annual_Report_2017_18 presented at AGM 22 February 2017 by Chairperson, Karen Bailey OAM.

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