Have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions to see if these may answer some of your questions before enquiring with us, click on the question to find the answer!
DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?
Yes, you are required to have Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B . We also advise to get the optional Malaria Tablets and Typhoid vaccination.
WHERE IS THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN BALI?
JL Tantular No 32, Renon, Denpasar
Phone +62 361 2000 100
CURRENCY WHAT DO I NEED - CASH CARDS OR TRAVELLERS CHEQUES?
Indonesian Rupiah is available from most currency exchange services, however the exchange rate is not as good as in Bali. I would recommend you change $100 AUD (or local currency) at the airport. Credit cards are accepted throughout Bali and ATMs are everywhere, just remember you will be charged an international fee. Travellers cheques accepted but not necessary.
WHAT IS THE TIME DIFFERENCE?
Bali is GMT+8, or 2 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
DO I NEED A VISA?
Not from Australia, please check your local visa requirements at Bali.com
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET SICK?
We will call a doctor straight away. We never self-diagnose or self treat for any symptoms for insurance purposes.
There is a call out charge for this by the doctor, plus any medications/treatment costs. Please ensure this is covered by your medical insurance.
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE LIKE?
Bali has a tropical climate. Average temperature is around 26 – 27’c with 85 – 90% Humidity. The wet season is between October to March. April to September is the dry season. Generally, the cooler months are June, July, August and September where there is less humidity.
WHAT ARE THE PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS?
Must have a MINIMUM of six months validity on your passport, otherwise you will be refused entry. You must produce a return ticket, otherwise you will be refused a flight from an Australian Airport.
DRESS CODE WHEN VISITING TEMPLES IN BALI?
All temples out of respect require you to wear a sarong, usually available for a small fee at entry point.
FOODS - SPICES - OILS?
If you are not used to spices you may experience diarrhoea, it is not Bali Belly. Western food and vegetarian food are also available everywhere in Bali.
WHAT IS THE POWER SUPPLY?
Generally Voltage is 230V Frequency: 50Hz, power sockets: type C/F. You can purchase an adapter in Australia, in Bali or at the airport.
MOBILE PHONES IN BALI?
Turn your mobile data off before you leave the country. Most phone contracts from your own currency are very expensive to use in Bali, so make sure you set up International roaming before you leave your country. Wi-Fi is available everywhere in Bali and is usually offered for free. Alternatively, you can purchase a local sim card to use.
DO I NEED A PORTER AT THE AIRPORT?
On the way in you do not, but for a fee of 50,000 Rupiah ($5.00AUD) you may like to use one on your return trip depending on how much shopping you have done.
WHAT AND WHEN IS NYEPI DAY?
Nyepi day changes every year depending on the moon. It’s Bali’s new year day of silence where the whole island turns off all lights and sounds, stops all traffic, all worldly activities and meditates while complete silence and serenity reigns over the entire island including the airport. It changes every year, for eg: 2018 begins from 6.00am Tuesday 17th April, and ends 6.00am Wednesday 18th.