Bali Visa & Passport Requirements for Australians

Travelling to Bali and not sure if you need a visa? Whether you are going for a week or 40 days, knowing if you need a visitor visa or you can travel visa free, helps prepare for your trip.

Bali Visa & Passport Requirements for Australians

Do I need to apply for a visa for Bali, Indonesia?

You do not need to apply for a visa if you will be staying in Bali for 30 days or less. If you are staying for more than 30 days then you will need to apply for a visa on arrival at immigration.

How much does a Bali visa cost?

The 30-day visa free option in Bali is free.

If you plan on visiting Bali for longer than 30 days, you must apply for a visa from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia before you travel or pay immigration $35US upon arrival.

Fast tip:

  • 1 week or less = no visa
  • 2 – 3 weeks = no visa
  • 30 days or less = no visa
  • More than 30 days = need visa

How long can you travel to Bali without a visa?

You can travel visa free in Bali for exactly 30 days – this includes the day you arrive and the day you depart.

If I get a visa how long is it valid for?

If you wish to stay longer than 30 days then you will need to apply for a Visitor on Arrival visa.

Can I extend my visa?

If you choose the 30-day visa free option then you will not be able to apply for an extension.

If you have a visa for more than 30 days, it can be extended whilst in Indonesia for another 30 days.

What happens if I overstay my Visa in Bali?

If you overstay your visa in Bali you will need to pay a penalty of IDR 1,000,000 per day. You can generally pay this at immigration when you are leaving if your overstay is up to 3 days. For any more days than this, you may find yourself having to answer a lot more questions by immigration officials. If you have overstayed more than 3 days, it is a good idea to seek assistance from a visa immigration agent before heading to the airport to face immigration.  

What is not permitted to take to Indonesia, Bali?

  1. Guns/weapons/ammunition
  2. Narcotics
  3. Fresh fruits and vegetables
  4. Chinese medicine and printing
  5. Pornography
  6. Certain fish and plants
  7. Importation of electronic equipment
  8. Cats and Dogs will require an import permit

What is the duty-free limits for Bali, Indonesia?

  • 1 litre of Alcohol
  • 50 cigars / 200 cigarettes / 100 grams of tobacco
  • Cash; you need to declare more than $250 USD per person and $1000 USD per family.
  • Perfume; for personal and reasonable use only. No commercial usage allowed.
  • Food; of reasonable quantities and from a registered territory.

Passport Requirements

Before you purchase your flight to Bali make sure you have at least six months from the date you intend to return to Australia.

Another thing to consider is damaged passports. Bali immigration tend to look at the condition of your passport as part of determining whether you should be allowed into the country. It is your responsibility as the traveller to make sure your passport is intact and is in a good condition. Normal wear and tear is usually acceptable but anything that can’t be visually read by passport authorities may not be accepted.

Fast Tips

  • Don’t allow your passport to make any contact with water and other liquids that can cause serious damage.
  • Don’t remove or tear any pages from the passport
  • Make sure that the details on your personal details page is easy to read and clear with no evidence of tampering on any part of the booklet.
  • Keep your passport safe



Any information provided is general only. If you are not sure if your passport is in the right condition, call the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 or just pop into an Australian consulate.

As well as making sure you satisfy Bali immigration requirements, you should also consider getting Bali Travel Insurance for your trip.




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