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Volunteer for BBIP

You have skills. You have talents. You are a BBIP member. So, volunteer to apply your skills and talents in supporting programs and projects such as the Perth Indonesian Film Festival, the Michael J in OZ schools concerts and the Indonesian culture and language classes. Tell us how you want to be involved.

Join the  BBIP board to be involved in directing the activities of BBIP, deciding which projects and programs are priorities and where funding will be directed. Board members are elected at the annual general meeting in February.

Board member

After a long career as a pre-eminent teacher of bahasa Indonesia in WA schools, Vicki now divides her time between WA and its sister-province East Java. In Surabaya she volunteers as a consultant with the DINAS Pendidkan Propinsi (Provincial Education Department). She visits and works in schools and negotiated the Surabaya end of the live-streaming of the 2018 Michael J in Oz schools concert from Lakelands, WA.

Vicki Richardson

Language Ambassador

Meet recently appointed Indonesian Language Ambassador, Jack Collard, here with Consul-General of Indonesia, Ibu Dewi Tobing and Ibu Widya Sinedu at the Consulate in Perth.

Jack won the 2018 national speech competition run by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. His prize was an invitation to meet President Joko Widodo and attend Hari Kemerdekaan celebrations at the Presidential Place in Jakarta on 17 August 2018.

Interested in becoming an Indonesian language ambassador or requesting a visit from an ambassador to your school? READ MORE.

As a BBIP Ambassador, Jack was a hit when he visited Scotch College to tell his story of learning Indonesian and to encourage students to continue their studies. He also excelled as MC of both Michael J concerts in Perth.

And earlier this year, Jack was at the United Nations. Why? Check it out here.

Jack Collard


Jayne’s enthusiasm is infectious. She loves the work of BBIP and serves on the Board keeping the minutes of meetings and receiving and sending correspondence.



Bapak Syahri Sakidin, sangat menekankan pada “people to people contact” serta “community to community contact” untuk dapat terus menjalin serta menjaga dan mempertahankan hubungan harmonis antara Indonesia dengan Australia.

P to P hubungan antar manusia, ini merupakan pilar yang penting, karena hubungan antar community atau masyarakat sering menjadikan pondasi hubungan itu menjadi lebih kokoh, karena melibatkan emosi rakyat”

Syahri Sakidin


Karen Bailey first conceived the idea of Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth after serving as President of the Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association (WILTA) from 1996 to 2006. She envisioned extending the learning of Indonesian language and culture through to the wider community, not just in schools. Karen enlisted the support of the Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia Perth in conjunction with the Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia Canberra and WILTA, to establish BBIP in 2008; the first Balai Bahasa outside Indonesia. Karen explained at the launch of BBIP that its purpose as a cultural non-profit organisation, is to promote the teaching of Indonesian language and culture and to foster links between Australia and Indonesia at all levels of society. “The responsibility to get to know each other is two way. We must know and understand Indonesia and Indonesians and they must know and understand us.”

Come and join us!

Karen Bailey


BBIP is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join the board and help us out.

If you would like to help manage, control and plan for the work of BBIP, this is a great opportunity to use your expertise and help BBIP reach more Western Australians.

We’re looking for someone who has the skills, passion and commitment to help BBIP to grow with our amazing volunteer team.

The Treasurer, with the approval of the Board, is responsible for the accounting operations, financial reporting and keeping financial statements up to date. You should be .

Our ideal Candidate:

  • Is experienced in financial modelling and decision support / management accounting
  • Has a relevant financial qualifications
  • Is enthusiastic, motivated and forward looking
  • Has an orderly mind and methodical way of thinking,
  • Pays strong attention to detail,

If you are interested in this position, please contact Karen Bailey

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Become a Member

So you are interested in learning more about Indonesia and nurturing relationships between Australians and Indonesians? Hebat!

Joining BBIP will help you do just that. As a member you will meet others who share your interest, acquire Indonesia-related business and leisure contacts, be able to enrol in language and culture courses, support school students who are learning Indonesian, be rewarded with discounted tickets to events such as the Perth Indonesian Film Festival (where you will meet stars, producers and directors of the latest Indonesian films) and contribute to improved mutual understandings between Australians and Indonesians.

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Coming Events


Will we see you at KREASI in Forrest Place, Perth? It's on Saturday 6 October from 11 am till 7 pm. In addition to Indonesian food, performances and exhibitions, you will be able to enrol in an Indonesian Language class at the BBIP table. Look for us.


Level 1 Beginners’ Survival – Consulate-General RI Perth

October 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm$171.00 This event has passed
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Level 2 Beginners’- Consulate-General RI Perth

$171.00 Unlimited tickets
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Level 3 Elementary and Conversation – Consulate-General RI Perth

October 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm$171.00 This event has passed
Module 3C – Maaf, AC tidak dingin. In this class you...

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