The Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc. was formally launched as a cultural, non- profit organization on 22 April 2008 at the Indonesian Consulate in Perth, by Dr Aloysius Madja, Indonesian Consul and Mr John Hyde MLA. The Organisation is based in Perth and promotes the teaching of Indonesian language and fostering of cultural links between Australia and Indonesia at all levels of society.
The Mission of Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (Inc) is to provide Indonesian language and culture education to assist Australians and Indonesian to interact more effectively. The Organisation will increase activities and bonds between individuals, businesses, communities and institutions in order to develop a more effective Indonesia Australia relationship at all levels. The Balai Bahasa will strive to foster a positive attitude amongst the people of our two countries.
The Board achieves the mission through:
- Promoting the teaching and learning of Indonesian throughout Western Australian and across Australia generally.
- Providing access to language classes in Indonesian as a second language at a range of levels for both school aged and adult students.
- Hosting and coordinating Indonesian cultural/language events throughout WA, both in the city and regional areas.
- Supporting a range of activities which foster cross cultural links amongst individuals, groups and associations in Indonesia and Australia