17 February – The President of IndonesiaJoko Widodo drops his nomination of Budi Gunawan as national police chief following allegations that Gunawan was involved in a bribery scandal.
27 February – Salvage workers recovered a large piece of fuselage, including the wings, of QZ8501. Lifting balloons were used to lift the fuselage, but the first attempt failed as the balloons deflated.
17 March – The official search for bodies of QZ8501 ended, after 106 bodies had been recovered. Fifty-six bodies remained unaccounted for.
8 April – A bomb exploded in a residential area in Tanah Abang district, Jakarta, killing one person and wounded several others. Police have stated that terrorists were behind the attack, even though they have claimed that they didn't know who was responsible for the attack.
14 April – The Indonesian National Armed Forces has arrived in Yemen to evacuate the remaining Indonesian due to the ongoing conflict.
10 June – After went missing from nearly a month, Angeline was found dead in her backyard, prompting widespread condemnation from the Indonesian media and speculations on whether someone behind the murder.
9 July – A bomb exploded in a toilet at the Alam Sutera Mall in Tangerang, Banten. No one was killed or injured in the blast.
10 July – A massive explosion struck PT. Mandom, a perfume factory in Bekasi, West Java. At least 28 people were killed and 31 people were injured. Authorities suspected that a broken gas pipe caused a gas leak in the worker area, which subsequently caused the blast.
14 July – Twelve people were killed when a bus carrying dozens of passengers while celebrating the Eid Al-Fitr holiday on the Palimanan-Kanci toll flipped over and hit a bridge.
16 July – 22 July – A strombolian volcano in East Java, Mount Raung, erupted for the first time since the 1900s. The eruption later caused a massive delay and cancellation on flights, especially on the resort island of Bali.
28 July – The 7.0 MwPapua earthquake affected Mamberamo Raya Regency with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). One person was killed and some buildings were damaged or destroyed.
2 August – A student in Bekasi, West Java has died during the student orientation programme. The incident caused some controversies in the Indonesian government, whether to prohibit the programme or not.
3 August – A large explosion occurred in a housing complex in Makassar, killing two women and critically injured the other three. Three houses were also heavily damaged by the blast. Even though the police hasn't officially announce the cause of such event, it was suspected that a fish bomb was planted in the area.
12 August – A Komala AirPAC 750 carrying six people crashed before landing at Ninia Airport, killing one onboard and injuring five others.
An ATR-42 carrying 54 people, operated by Trigana Air Service loses contact with air traffic controller in Indonesia's Papua region.
Six foreigners were reported missing while diving in Sangalaki Island in East Kalimantan.
23 September – Two commuter train collided head on in Juanda Train Station, Surabaya. As the result forty-two people were injured in the incident. Miraculously, no one was killed.
25 September – An earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.8 and depth of 10km struck Sorong, Papua. The shaking was felt as far away as Manokwari. Around 62 people were injured and 57 houses were damaged. Reconstruction would cost billions of rupiah.
28 September – An anti illegal mining activist was murdered in Lumajang, Indonesia. It was the first killing of an activist since the killing of Munir in 2004.
30 September – An image of a dead baby killed due to haze with her mother has gone viral in social media.
2 October – a Twin Otter DHC-6, registered as PK-BRM, operated by Aviastar, disappeared above the Island of Sulawesi with 10 people on board.
5 October – Aviastar Flight 7503 was found crashed into the mountainside of Latimojong, all aboard were perished. It become the 4th Indonesian air tragedy in just 10 months.
7 October – After a series of downturn, finally the rupiah has strengthening in the wake of the weakening of U.S Dollars.
25 October – Twelve people were killed due to suspected smoke inhalation and seventy one were injured after a fire occurred in a karaoke club in Manado, North Sulawesi. Most of them were trapped on the third floor and in karaoke rooms as the fire broke out on the second floor.
28 October – A bomb exploded in a canteen toilet in Alam Sutera mall, causing injury to one person. It was the second terror attack in the mall. The bomb was suspected to be smuggled in the paper holder inside the toilet.
29 October – The perpetrator of the bombing of Alam Sutera mall has been caught by the Indonesian National Police.
4 November – A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Alor. Around 214 houses were damaged, one person was reported to had broken bones.
16 November – MV Wihan Sejahtera capsizes in Surabaya. Everyone onboard made out alive.
21 November – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks the islands of Maluku. Even though no one was killed, more than 500 houses were damaged.
29 November – A ferry operated by BatamFast collided with a floating object in Singapore strait. The ferry was carrying 97 passengers in which 51 of them were Singaporean. None of the onboard killed.
3 December – 11 people were killed when a Toyota Erf crashed into a truck in Cikopo-Palimanan toll.
In Muara Angke, Jakarta, a metromini bus crosses a rail track in a rail intersection when a train were going to pass 50 meters from them. The train hit them, and the bus split into two. The force of the impact was so massive that some of the bodies were mutilated. The train goes into a stop 200 meters from the point of impact. None of the passengers in the train were injured, but 18 people were killed in the bus. Thirteen of them died instantly, five others while in hospital. The six remaining survivors still in serious injuries.
A truck slammed another truck in Cikopo-Palimanan toll, killing two. Less than an hour later, a car, Daihatsu Luxio, carrying eleven people slammed into another car in the same toll. Six people were killed. The toll later nicknamed as the "Death Toll"
In Jakarta, another bus, suddenly flipped and crushed a pedestrian, killing him instantly.
In West Java, a military bus had a brake failure and accidentally run over two motorcycles. It came into a stop after hitting a car. Three people were killed due to the accident.