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)
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
0361 227 224 0361 227 224
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
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
(6 digit numbers are local) – From overseas, first dial your international access code
62 – Indonesia 361 - Bali
111 Search and Rescue (or 115 & 151)
Tourist Police 0361 224 111 0361 224 111
Tourist Office 0361 222 387 0361 222 387
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