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.
Support group for family members of alcoholics.
Support group for alcoholics.
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 social organization. See also AWA publications.
Social organization of women from ASEAN member nations.
Women's social organization for women who speak Spanish. Formerly named the Spanish Speaking Women's Club.
Australia and New Zealand social organization.
Social Organization for citizens of Belgium and Luxemburg.
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.
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 email@example.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 social organization.
Canadian community's social organization.
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.
Organization of US Democrats
German speaking women's social organization.
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.
Call Father S. Binzler at 797-1563 for more information.
LinkedIn group for expats in Indonesia - Business and Social Networking
Communication network for expatriate women of all nationalities who are married to Indonesian men.
There are several groups in Jakarta where expats can learn to play gamelan instruments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tel. 769-2555.
Go Wild Indonesia is a nature lovers club that organizes treks to places of floral or faunal interest around Indonesia.
An international, purpose driven youth ministry located in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Social association for Indian nationals.
Portal for the expatriate Indian community in Indonesia. Email email@example.com
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.
Professional organization of expatriates and Indonesians who work in the oil and gas and related industries Website www.ipa.or.id.
French-speaking social group.
Dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Indonesia/
Professional association for Jakarta-based foreign correspondents.
Community choir of international singing enthusiasts.
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. Website www.y-jims.com, Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries welcome.
Jakarta Japan Club Foundation - Website
Community-based expatriate thespian group, open to all nationalities.
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.
Jl.Panglima Polim Raya No. 53, Jakarta Selatan. Tel..021-739-7620 -
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 58, Jakarta Selatan 12950, President: Chong, Eun-Kyung
Korean women's social organization.
Service organization, open to all nationalities.
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.
Fostering Friendship and Connecting Business between Indonesia and Malaysia. Facebook
Support group for abusers of narcotics and drugs. Meets weekly at SOS International clinic.
Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish social organization for men and women.
Fellowship of men and women, who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating, anorexia, or bulimia.
Community choir with expatriate and Indonesian members.
Organizes social and cultural activities to promote friendship and good relations between Indonesians and Americans.
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.
Monthly pub night and other activities for the English community in Jakarta.
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.
International Association of Travel and Trouism Professionals - professional organisation promoting global tourism and friendship. www.skaljakarta.com
International community service organization for women.
A group of Indonesian women who are married to, divorced from or widows of foreigners living in Indonesia.
Social organization for those of Welsh descent and any others!
Eszter Redmond, President, email@example.com
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.
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.
For information please contact: Mrs. Pornpimol Chalermpalanupap +62-816 908 088, firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a better speaker and leader of meetings through involvement in Jakarta area clubs affiliated with Toastmasters International.
French-speaking community group. Tel. 750-7662
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 email@example.com , or visit the UFBE website. (updated 7/2016)
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.
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.
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.
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
Erasmus Huis (Dutch)
Goethe Institute (German)
Institut Français Indonesia (French)
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta (Italian)
The Expat Website is pleased to offer free web pages to all community groups to promote their organizations to newcomers. If you know of groups, formal or informal, that are not listed above, please share the information with the community by contacting us.
Partially updated August 1, 2023