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Community Organizations in Jakarta

Though every attempt is made to keep this listing as up to date as possible, please remember that by nature the expatriate community is transient with new members arriving and old members leaving literally every day. If you are aware of any needed updates for these expat community organizations, please send us an email.

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Support group for family members of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Jakarta (AA)

Support group for alcoholics.

Aliansi Pelangi Antar Bangsa

A coalition of various groups involved in or concerned with mixed marriages domiciled both within and outside Indonesia, working to change legislation that affects mixed-marriage couples.

American Women's Association of Indonesia (AWA)

American women's social organization. See also AWA publications.

ASEAN Women's Circle of Jakarta

Social organization of women from ASEAN member nations.

Asociacion Iberoamericana

Women's social organization for women who speak Spanish. Formerly named the Spanish Speaking Women's Club.

Australia & New Zealand Association (ANZA)

Australia and New Zealand social organization.

Belgian & Luxemburg Indonesia Club

Social Organization for citizens of Belgium and Luxemburg.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

Active Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts organizations exist at most international schools including JIS, BIS and AIS. Call the Jakarta Intercultural School activities office for more information. Tel. 769-2555, Pattimura campus 720-0536.

Bridge Groups

There are a number of social bridge days and nights through various community organizations and social clubs. Groups are often looking for some players. Make it known at the American Club or through your community groups that you belong to, and you'll be able to find other players.

Thursday Evening Bridge Players: Do you play bridge? The Thursday Evening Bridge Club is a list of those who love to play bridge. Our weekly pick-up game meets Thursday evenings at 7pm sharp. The location roams from home to home and we take turns hosting. We consist of singles and couples. Membership is simple. Inquire at bjholmer@yahoo.com. You will be added to our email list. Each week you will receive a note about who is hosting that week. Respond if you can play. Singles will all be paired with other singles. You cannot drop in but must sign up to play - even one day ahead is okay. We are a friendly and social group. All levels are welcome.

British Women's Association (BWA)

British women's social organization.

Canadian Welcome Association of Jakarta (CWA)

Canadian community's social organization.

De Nederlandse Club Jakarta

Website www.dncjakarta.nl - Facebook

Association for Dutch-speaking people in Indonesia. Throughout the year the club organizes various events such as pub nights, an annual grand ball, exhibitions, presentations, sporting events and coordinates information for Dutch expatriates in Jakarta.

Democrats Abroad - Indonesia (USA)

Organization of US Democrats

“Die Bruecke” German Speaking Women's Association

German speaking women's social organization.

Expatriate Emergency Blood Donor Committee

Contact the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) at 390-6666, or email. Or contact the International SOS Clinic, Jl. Puri Sakti 10, Cipete, Jakarta Selatan. Tel. 750-5980, 750-5973, 750-6001.

The EEBDC seeks to match Rhesus negative (RH-) blood donors with those needing this rare type of blood in Indonesia. Other rare bloods are also sought. If you are Rh Negative please volunteer to be a stand-by donor for emergency use. More information on blood donations in Indonesia.

Expatriate Catholic Women's Association

Call Father S. Binzler at 797-1563 for more information.

Expats Indonesia

LinkedIn group for expats in Indonesia - Business and Social Networking

Foreign Wives of Indonesians

Communication network for expatriate women of all nationalities who are married to Indonesian men.

Gamelan Groups in Jakarta

There are several groups in Jakarta where expats can learn to play gamelan instruments.

Girl Scouts of America Program

Call the Jakarta Intercultural School activities office for more information.All nationalities welcome. Daisies, Brownies, Cadet and Junior Girl Scout programs available, depending on volunteers. If your daughter would like to join our group, or if you'd like to be an adult volunteer, contact Brenda at jakartagirlscouts@yahoo.com, or call Tel. 769-2555.

Go Wild Indonesia

Go Wild Indonesia is a nature lovers club that organizes treks to places of floral or faunal interest around Indonesia.

IES Teens

An international, purpose driven youth ministry located in Jakarta, Indonesia.

India Club

Social association for Indian nationals.


Portal for the expatriate Indian community in Indonesia. Email webmaster@indoindians.com

Indonesian Heritage Society

Library - Sentral Senayan 1, 17th Floor, Jl Asia-Afrika (adjacent to Plaza Senayan), Tel. 572-5870 Museum Nasional office Tel 360-551.

Cultural organization. Expatriates of all nationalities join study tours, explorers groups, evening lecture series and study groups to learn more about Indonesian culture.

Indonesia Nederland Society

The mission of the Indonesia Nederland Society (INS) is to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands by enhancing mutual understanding between the people of both countries on the basis of equality and reciprocity. Website www.indonesia-nederland.org

Indonesian Petroleum Association

Professional organization of expatriates and Indonesians who work in the oil and gas and related industries Website www.ipa.or.id.

Jakarta Accueile

French-speaking social group.

Jakarta Animal Aid Network

Dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Indonesia/

Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club (JFCC)

Professional association for Jakarta-based foreign correspondents.

Jakarta International Community Choir

Community choir of international singing enthusiasts.

Jakarta International Muslim Society

J.I.M.S. is for men and women who are Muslims or interested in Islam. Office address Bukit Pamulang Indah Blok E 24, No. 5/6, RT 04/05, Pamulang Timur, Pamulang, Tangsel 15417, Banten. Tel+Fax 021 744 0980, HP 0813 8169 0259 (Luqman) Rp 5,000 ojeg/motorcycle taxi from Gaplek. Email yjimslhl@yahoo.com. Enquiries welcome.

Jakarta Japan Club

Jakarta Japan Club Foundation - Website

Jakarta Players

Community-based expatriate thespian group, open to all nationalities.

Java St. Andrew Society

Facebook +62 811-8073-932

Society for expatriate Scots and those interested in Scottish Country dancing.. Events include socials/dancing on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Jakarta Highland Gathering, St Andrew Ball, whisky tasting, quiz night, pub night.

Java Lava

Mountaineering club.

JIS Alumni Organization

Organization of alumni from the Jakarta Intercultural School. Alumni page - alumni@jisedu.or.id

Kiwanis Clubs of Indonesia

Jl.Panglima Polim Raya No. 53, Jakarta Selatan. Tel..021-739-7620 -

Korean Women's Club

Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 58, Jakarta Selatan 12950, President: Chong, Eun-Kyung

Korean women's social organization.

Lions Clubs in Jakarta

Service organization, open to all nationalities.

Lions Club Jakarta Menteng
Jakarta Monas Lions Club
Jakarta Nusantara Lions Club

Lontar Foundation

Contact: John H. McGlynn Tel. 574-6880. Fax 572-0353. Email: john_mcglynn@lontar.org. For general inquiries please contact Tuti at tuti_zairati@lontar.org.

Lontar is a not-for-profit organization established for the purpose of promoting appreciation of Indonesian literature and culture; supporting the work of authors and translators of Indonesian literature (through publishing their works); and improving the quality of publication and distribution of Indonesian literary works and translations. Lontar’s library, containing several thousand titles (mostly in Indonesian) is open to the public by appointment. Lontar has a gift shop on its premises. Volunteers, especially people fluent in both English and Indonesian, are needed for sales events, the preparation of manuscripts for publication, and management of the organization’s website.

Narcotics Anonymous

Support group for abusers of narcotics and drugs. Meets weekly at SOS International clinic.

Nordic Club Jakarta

Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish social organization for men and women.

Overeaters Anonymous

Fellowship of men and women, who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating, anorexia, or bulimia.

South Jakarta Community Choir

Community choir with expatriate and Indonesian members.

Philippine Women's Association

Filipino social organization for women. For more information, contact President: pwajakarta@gmail.com Secretary: pwa.secretariat@gmail.com Tel. 0858-88132963, or pwaindonesia@gmail.com. Facebook

PPIA - Indonesian-American Friendship Association

Organizes social and cultural activities to promote friendship and good relations between Indonesians and Americans.

Rotary Club International

Service organization for professionals who are interested in fellowship, networking and supporting community projects. Rotary Clubs in Indonesia can be found in most main cities and are arranged into two districts; District 3410 covering western Indonesia https://rotaryd3410.org/ and District 3420 covering eastern Indonesia http://rotaryd3420.org/. There are 19 Rotary Clubs in the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area.

Rotary Club Jakarta
Rotary Club Jakarta Menteng
Rotaract Semanggi
Rotary Clubs in Bali

Royal Society of St George

Monthly pub night and other activities for the English community in Jakarta.

Singapore Association of Indonesia

Singaporean social organization for men and women.


English-speaking women of various nationalities meet to learn about Islam. Also serves as a support group for expatriate women of other religions who are considering marrrying Muslims. Basic information about Islam, reading of the Al-Quran in Arabic and ritual prayers are taught. Meets weekly.

SKAL Jakarta

International Association of Travel and Trouism Professionals - professional organisation promoting global tourism and friendship. www.skaljakarta.com

Soroptimist International of Jakarta

International community service organization for women.

Srikandi - Union of Indonesian Women in Multi-cultural Marriages

A group of Indonesian women who are married to, divorced from or widows of foreigners living in Indonesia.

St. David's Society

Social organization for those of Welsh descent and any others!

St. Patrick's Society

Eszter Redmond, President, stpatsjakarta@gmail.com Facebook page

The St. Patrick's Society, Jakarta is a social and cultural organisation that raises money for charities in Indonesia. Social events are held regularly, including monthly Pub Nights, our Annual St. Patrick's Charity Ball (held in March), quiz nights, golf days and other activities. Our roots and many of our members are Irish, but we are an international group and people from all over the world are give a warm Irish welcome at our meetings and events.

Taman Suropati Chamber

Consisting of violinists, cellists, guitarists. Playing Indonesian Traditional Songs at Taman Suropati Jakarta every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Feel free to come and enjoy the music or bring your own musical instrument and join us. A different type of relaxation and it's free. Contact Yasminka Subekti for more information.

Thai Women's Association Facebook page

For information please contact: Mrs. Pornpimol Chalermpalanupap +62-816 908 088, polly_jis@yahoo.com

Toastmasters International

Become a better speaker and leader of meetings through involvement in Jakarta area clubs affiliated with Toastmasters International.

Union des Francais de l'Etranger (UFE)

French-speaking community group. Tel. 750-7662

Union Francophone des Belges à l’Étranger (UFBE)

UFBE was founded in 1967. The Indonesian chapter consists of a group of French-speaking Belgian expatriates living and/or working in Indonesia. For more information contact: Dr Randolph Wintgens, Indonesia delegate r_wintgens@indo.net.id , or visit the UFBE website. (updated 7/2016)

Women's International Club (WIC)

Gedung Nyi Ageng Serang, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-22, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan. Tel 526-3301, 526-3302, 526-3303. or visit our website at www.wic-jakarta.or.id

WIC is a non-political, non-profit organization, open only to women, and the official languages are English and Bahasa Indonesia. The membership is 60% Indonesian and 40% other nationalities, providing the opportunity for ladies from all over the world to meet and mingle with other women on a personal basis. WIC invites all women residing in Jakarta to learn more about us through our website.

Yayasan Kita

Addiction Treatment and Recovery with Yakita. We are a non-profit organisation assisting all members of society with addiction treatment and recovery throughout Indonesia. We aim to help those who struggle with their addiction and their life has become unmanageable. We are open and willing to help regardless of the situation.

If you have knowledge of an expatriate community organization that is not on this list, or more complete information that we have posted, please contact us.

Community Organizations Outside Jakarta

We have limited information on community organizations outside Jakarta and are always gathering more information. If you are moving to a major city outside Jakarta, see city/island-specific information at Expat Living Outside Jakarta.

Bali International Women's Association

Balikpapan International Women's Association

Bandung Women's International Club

Batam Ladies Expat Society

Cirebon Expat Club

Solo Expatriates Association


Expatriate Womens' Association of Surabaya
Alcoholics Anonymous - Surabaya Chapter

Foreign Cultural Institutes

Activities at the cultural centers' vary, but usually include language courses, film festivals, help with education abroad, and cultural events. Most activities are open to Indonesians and expats alike:

American Cultural Center
Australia Indonesia Institute
British Council
Erasmus Huis (Dutch)
Goethe Institute (German)
Institut Français Indonesia (French)
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta (Italian)

Upcoming Community Events
Community Organizations Outside Jakarta
Religious services
Sports Clubs
Business Associations
Foreign Cultural Institutes

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Partially updated January 10, 2024