The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) has now entered into force. This landmark trade deal will enhance export opportunities and deliver significant benefits for both countries, opening up a new era in the economic relationship.
Under the agreement all Indonesian goods will enter Australia tariff free, and most Australian goods will face lower tariffs in Indonesia. IA-CEPA also provides new opportunities for Australian investors in Indonesia and will promote greater people-to-people links and skills development.
Federal Election 2022
The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.
The deadline to enrol as an overseas voter in the 2022 federal election has now passed. If you have already enrolled, you can request a postal vote until 18 May 2022 here: Postal Vote Application - Australian Electoral Commission (aec.gov.au).
Australians in Indonesia are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the Australian Electoral Commission directly, or mailed or dropped off to your nearest Embassy or Consulate. To send in your postal vote, please send to:
Jalan Patra Kuningan Raya Kav. 1-4
Jakarta Selatan 12950
For voting arrangements at Australian Consulates in Indonesia, please refer to the following websites:
- Australian Consulate-General Bali
- Australian Consulate-General Makassar
- Australian Consulate-General Surabaya
To drop off your postal vote at the Embassy in Jakarta, please bring your passport and completed postal vote to the Embassy, between 10am and 4pm from 11 - 13 May and 16 - 20 May 2022.
Postal votes must be requested online and returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted. You have only 13 days after the election for your ballot papers to be received by the AEC. You should post or drop off your vote before 21 May.
For Australians travelling in or to Indonesia
For Australians travelling in Indonesia or planning to travel to Indonesia, please refer to the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for latest news and information related to your trip and subscribe for updates. Travel advice is reviewed and updated regularly.
For Australians planning to return or for international travellers planning to travel to Australia
Please visit the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website for the latest advice in relation to travelling to Australia and for further information on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website on COVID-19.
Consular, passport and notarial services
The Embassy remains open Mon-Fri for normal business hours (8am – 4pm). Consular and passport services continue to be provided by appointment. As a precaution for the safety of our staff and visitors, we are providing notarial services only where there is an urgent need. There are additional security screening requirements if you are required to attend the Embassy. Please refer to appointment bookings for more information. If the Embassy is closed, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre: +61 2 6261 3305 if you have an urgent request.
Australia Indonesia Institute Board Members visit Jakarta and Semarang
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams welcomed members of the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) Board to Indonesia at the start of their visit to Indonesia today.
Australian Ambassador Penny Williams PSM Visits Central Java
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Ms Penny Williams PSM is making her first official visit to Central Java today.
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and the Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mrs Retno L.P. Marsudi, are pleased to announce they will co-chair the inaugural Southeast Asia Dialogue of Women Leaders.
Australia Welcomes Back International Tourists
Australia welcomes back visitors from the rest of the world from today.
G20 Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting in Indonesia
Today I will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting from 17 to 18 February 2022.
A Celebration of Creativity and Expertise at Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2022
Celebrating its seventh consecutive year, Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) returns this month bringing the best of Australian and Indonesian film to screens across the archipelago.