Made up of thousands of islands, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, covering an area almost the size of Australia. With a population of around 250 million, it is the world’s third largest democracy and home to the world’s largest Muslim population.

Although Indonesia has experienced steady economic growth in recent years, at least 100 million people continue to live on $2 or less per day. Regional disparities in development progress remain a significant challenge, particularly in eastern Indonesia.

Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important bilateral partners and the two countries share an extensive framework of cooperation spanning political, economic, security, development, education and people-to-people links.

AVID priorities

  • Economic institutions and infrastructure

  • Health

  • Productivity

  • Sport for development

  • Governance

“Over my ten years involvement in the development area, volunteering is the best approach to ensure capacity building across all sectors.  Volunteering in Indonesia is a voyage that you will remember for the rest of your life.”

– Indonesia In-Country Manager, Fernando B. Rooroh


If planning to ride a motorcycle in Indonesia we recommend you be already competent, or take a learner course in Australia before departing. In Jakarta you need a full Australian motorcycle licence and an international licence.


Scope Global is no longer recruiting for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. AVID will conclude on 31 December 2017. Volunteers on assignment at that time will be supported to transition to the new Australian Volunteers program. More information about the new Australian Volunteers program can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.