Located along the equator, Indonesia lies between Southeast Asia and Australia and spans over 5,800 kilometres. Consisting of over 3000 islands, Indonesia experiences a climate ranging from tropical to moderate in the highlands.

Bali Indonesia

Photo Credit: tropicaLiving – Jessy Eykendorp

Travel Risks

Preventable diseases include Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Influenza and the requirement for a Yellow Fever vaccine mainly for travellers arriving from certain destinations. Routine vaccinations usually administered during childhood re assessed and your Travel Doctor will advise the need to update your level of protection. Malaria and Dengue Fever can occur throughout the year in Indonesia with mosquitoes being the mode of transmission. “Traveller’s Diarrhoea” is also a potential high risk, even common in deluxe accommodation.


In order to enjoy your holiday and avoid unnecessary preventable illnesses, the Perth Travel & Vaccination Centre recommends travellers ensure their vaccinations, products and travel advice are updated in order to effectively protect and avoid preventable diseases and health issues that could impede upon an enjoyable trip. Recommended vaccinations will provide adequate protection if you plan to visit one of our Travel Doctors at least 4 -6 weeks prior to departure, with travel advice providing you with valuable information to ensure your journey remains safe and memorable. First aid kits, insect repellents and preventative medications are also available for purchase at the Perth Travel & Vaccination Centre.

Our Top Traveller’s Tip

Only drink bottled water, which is quite cheap and readily available around Indonesia. Do not drink tap water, brush your teeth with it, open your mouth in the shower or eat the ice after your drink has finished.