The currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) - The currency code is IDR

Frequently used coins: 100, 200, 500

Frequently used notes: 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000

ATMs are available in Bali along with exchange facilities at banks, airport and authorised money changers.  Credit cards are widely accepted.

When using money changers, always ask for the exact amount first and count it out in front of the clerk to check.

Visit for the current exchange rate prior to departure and fill out this table to take with you as a quick guide.

Here is a rough AUD guide:

1,000 = 10 CENTS
5,000 = 50 CENTS
10,000 = $1
20,000 = $2
50,000 = $5
100,000 = $10

Health and First Aid

Before you go:

  • Visit your GP and discuss what and if vaccines may be needed

  • Pack your regular medicine, diarrhoea tablets, stingose, bandaids and general items such as headache tablets.

  • Pack precautionary items to protect against mosquitos

  • Take out travel insurance (including coverage for pre-existing conditions & any additional coverage for activities such as water sports and riding scooters)

In Bali:

  • Drink only bottled water (no tap water)

  • Brush your teeth with bottled water

  • Take extra care with children (even wash them in baths so they don’t ingest any shower water)

  • Beware of drink spiking in mixed alcoholic drinks

  • Cover up to help avoid mosquito bites, wear tropical strength insect repellent, spray indoor areas with mosquito sprays


Chemists such as Guardian or local Apotek’s are located in all areas

  • For Bali Belly try Flagyl Forte antibiotics available over the counter (2 tablets every 4 hours for 24 hours with fluids).

  • Please also be extra vigilant in using mozzie spray as there have been increasing numbers of Dengue Fever in all areas of Bali this Wet Season according to BIMC.

  • Dengue Mozzies are most evident early morning so please use freely day and night.

  • Toprecommendations readily found in supermarkets in Bali are Soffel, Utama Spice Begone Bug, My Baby Minyak Telon Oil.




Bali International Medical Centre

Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 100x, Kuta, 80361, Bali

Open 24 hours – Licence YM.02.01.9778

Phone: 0361 761 263        Fax: 0361 764 345

Email:    Web:


Sanglah Hospital

0361 227 224 0361 227 224
Ambulance 118

Pack your regular medicine, diarrhoea tablets, stingose, bandaids and general items such as headache tablets. If you are concerned taking some medications through customs travel with a letter from your local GP and you will not have an issue.
Take out travel insurance (including coverage for pre-existing conditions & any additional coverage for activities such as water sports and riding scooters).
Drink only bottled water (no tap water) and brush your teeth with bottled water.
Pack a First Aid Kit something small that may contain "immodium" anti-diarrhoea tablets , Flagyl Forte or "charcoal" tablets for Bali Belly , antiseptic for cleaning any cuts and abrasions, Panadol, anti-fungal powder, insect repellent , some burn cream, Band-Aids. There are chemists in Bali, and most drugs are readily available.
Some recommended Inoculations may be recommended by your doctor. (Malaria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B are recommended if you are going to visit remote areas of Bali) though may not be necessary in the more built up areas. Please seek advice from your doctor


Australian consulate general Bali

Jalan Tantular No. 32, Renon, Denpasar, Bali, 80234

Office hours: 0800 – 1600 Monday - Friday

Phone: 0361 241 118            Fax: 0361 221 195

Email:        Web: 

For emergencies only, Australian citizens requiring urgent assistance outside normal Consulate-General office hours, including weekends and public holidays can call (+62 361) 241 118 – follow the instructions (press 4, wait for the information recording to begins and then press 6), this will connect you to the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra.  Alternatively call them direct on (+61 2) 6261 3305

Important numbers

(6 digit numbers are local) – From overseas, first dial your international access code

62 – Indonesia        361 - Bali

110    Police    

118    Ambulance

113    Fire

111    Search and Rescue (or 115 & 151) 


Tourist Police 0361 224 111 0361 224 111
Tourist Office 0361 222 387 0361 222 387

Thank you and credit to the following contributors for this Bali information:


Villa Theo Ungasan no1

Everything Bali

Villa Mataraz


There are many helpful groups on Facebook you can join/discuss and connect with fellow Bali lovers such as


Bali Now



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