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.
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. Travel advice is reviewed and updated regularly. We also strongly advise you to register yourself with our Embassy or Consulate through the self-registration portal.
For international visitors travelling to Australia
For international travellers travelling to Australia, please be aware that Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. The closure will take effect from 9pm AEDT Friday, 20 March 2020, with exemptions only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal guardians and dependants.
For Australians planning to return or for international travellers planning on 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.
Consular, passport and notarial services
As a precaution for the safety of our staff and visitors, we are no longer providing some services and are providing other services only if you have an urgent or exceptional circumstance. There are new security screening requirements when attending the Embassy, and you will require an appointment. Please refer to appointment bookings for more information.
Australia Partners with Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama to Respond to COVID-19
Australia will provide AUD 2.2 million to the disaster management agencies of Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama to support the organisations respond to COVID-19.
Indonesia-Australia Economic Partnership Begins
The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) officially enters into force this week.
Australia’s COVID-19 Support to Red Cross Organisations in Indonesia
As part of Australia’s commitment to working with Indonesia to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, Australia will provide AUD 3.6 million (IDR35 billion) to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in cooperation with the Indonesian Red Cross, to enable them to support communities across Indonesia.
Statement on the Middle East
The Australian Government is a longstanding supporter of a two-state solution, in which Israel and a future Palestinian state coexist, in peace and security, within internationally recognised borders.
Australia is partnering with Indonesia’s Supreme Court to trial new courtroom technology that will enable it to continue to hear serious criminal matters during the COVID19 pandemic.
Australia and UNICEF Working Together to Support Indonesia’s Response to COVID-19
As part of Australia’s commitment to working with Indonesia and international health partners to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, Australia will provide AUD4.9 million (IDR48 billion) to UNICEF in support of Indonesia’s response and recovery efforts.