Answers to some of the most common questions about taking part in CAUSINDY. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, just contact the team at

Submitting your application

How do I apply? What happens next?

Applying through our website is as simple as filling in our online form, addressing the selection criteria, and sharing some basic personal information. Make sure you include an up-to-date email address and phone number, so we can contact you with any further questions or feedback on your application.

As soon as you submit your application, we’ll confirm receipt of your application, and keep you informed as the delegate selection process continues.

When and where is CAUSINDY taking place this year?

In 2016, CAUSINDY will take place in Bali, the heart of Indonesia’s ‘soft power’ and the centre of its tourism industry. This year’s conference will run from 7-10 September, 2016.

When will applications close?

Applications to join CAUSINDY 2016 are open until 11pm WIB on 3 June, 2016.

What are the key selection criteria for CAUSINDY 2016?

As a premier bilateral event that has attracted the support of national governments, and tier-1 university and corporate partners, CAUSINDY is aimed at future leaders in Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. The key selection criteria include:

  • Outstanding leadership qualities;
  • Superior academic achievement;
  • Superior performance in their chosen profession;
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Australia – Indonesia relationship, for example through academic or language studies, in-country experience, participation in the bilateral discourse; and
  • Most importantly: your age – between 21-35 years of age.

We also ask questions about your experience and leadership skills as they apply to the relationship — and where you view its strengths and weaknesses. Besides the basic criteria, we’re looking for creative and original thinking.

If you think you would be an important addition to the conference but you somehow fit outside our criteria, we’re interested to hear how and why you should be a delegate. Please apply and let us know your case for selection.

I’m younger than the age range you described — can I apply?

Because places are limited, it is likely that successful candidates will need to strongly satisfy all of the criteria above – this may mean some experience working full-time, in addition to completing a bachelor/S1 degree, as well as an ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to the bilateral relationship through your occupation or extra-curricular activities.

If you think you might be a future candidate for CAUSINDY, there’s no rush — we’re now in our third year, and plan to run the conference on a regular basis.

If you are younger than the age range and wanting to get involved in CAUSINDY we do offer a limited number of opportunities to volunteer at the conference. Get in touch with us if you would like further information about volunteering.

What references are required? Should they be written?

With your application, please include details of two professional references, including position, organisation and contact information.

Written statements from your references aren’t required, but you’re welcome to include them with your application — just attach them to the end of the same PDF document as your CV. References should be relevant to your experience in your career, university or volunteer work.

Travel and Logistics

Are there any costs associated with taking part in CAUSINDY?

Applying to take part in CAUSINDY has no financial cost.

CAUSINDY endeavours to cover all major costs for delegates to attend the conference, and we expect that, as in previous years, delegates to the conference will be able to attend the conference at minimal personal cost. Subject to funding, CAUSINDY expects to be able to cover the cost of all accomodation and meals for the duration of the conference, in addition to a substantial travel subsidy.

Applicants should still expect to have some costs associated with their attendance, and should budget for items such as ground transport, travel insurance, and other personal expenses.

If you have any concerns about the cost of taking part in CAUSINDY, please contact our applications team.


What is CAUSINDY? Who is behind it?

CAUSINDY is the Conference for Australian and Indonesian Youth. It’s an annual bilateral youth conference which brings together 30 emerging leaders from Australia and Indonesia.

Delegates will take part in informed discussions on relevant issues in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, with ‘concrete’ policy outcomes at the end which will be put forward to government and business.

CAUSINDY was founded by a group of early career professionals, working with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association. Read more about the team, our advisory board, and the conference itself.

Why should I apply?

CAUSINDY will bring together high-profile academics, experts, and commentators to discuss developments in Australia and Indonesia. Besides access to some of the foremost experts in the field, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded young people with a keen interest in the bilateral relationship.

Unlike other events, we’re bringing together delegates who are experts in their field: discussions will be informed, and will have ‘concrete’ outcomes, which will be put forward to government and business. We’ve already secured agreements with two of Australia’s leading Asia-related think tanks, with more announcements to come.

The conference program will include social events, including a tour of the local area, a gala dinner, and networking events with our sponsors, including leading figures in business, government, and academia.

For young people interested in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, there’s no better opportunity to demonstrate – and inform – your engagement with the bilateral relationship.