Some answers that may support you!

In this section of the website we endeavor to provide answers to many of the general questions that we are asked almost daily. We hope that you may find some of this information supportive.

Are you wanting to visit BARC while in Bali?

It is important to note that we are not a travel agent, visa agent or immigration representative. We are a registered charity who loves it when our donors and friends come to visit and play with our dogs while they are in Bali.

Therefore it is imperative that you conduct your own research about entry into Indonesia. The below website may assist with your visa questions:

Bringing items into Bali

Its hard to tell what Bali customs may have an issue with on any given day – what gets through one day may get confiscated the next day, without reason or explanation.

If you would like to bring items from our wish list over to Bali with you, then please email us, using the contact us form and our admin team will send you a letter you can present to customs if queried.

Please note: having this letter will not guarantee that customs still wont confiscate any items.

Australian Registration

The Trustee for Bali Adoption and Rehabilitation Center is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a registered trust (ABN: 33 773 078 645).

“Consumer Affairs Incorporated Association registration number a0095678o”

Registered Australian address: 9 Islington Place, Caroline Springs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3023

Indonesian Registration

BALI ADOPTION AND REHABILITATION CENTRE is a registered Indonesian Yayasan.
Registered Indonesian Address: Serenity House and Coffee Shop, Jalan Sandat No. 24 Ubud 80571.

United States Registration

BALI ADOPTION AND REHABILITATION CENTRE is currently in the process of applying for US Charity Status and we hope to have this finalized in coming months.


As a precaution travelers who intend to handle animals are recommended to ensure their Rabies Vaccinations are up to date!

Some facts:

An outbreak of rabies in dogs has been ongoing in Bali, Indonesia, since November 2008.  As of April 13, 2013, more than 130 people have died from rabies in Bali since the outbreak began.

Human and animal rabies cases have been confirmed near popular tourist destinations throughout the island. Efforts, including an annual free government vaccinations program for dogs, have been implemented control the outbreak.

These efforts appear to be helping to manage the outbreak on the island.
(Source: The Global Alliance for Rabies Control).


Rabies is a rapidly progressing virus that causes death. It is almost always spread by an animal bite but can also be spread when a rabid animal’s saliva gets directly into the eyes, nose, mouth, or broken skin. The primary sources of human infection worldwide are dogs and certain wildlife species, such as foxes, raccoons, mongooses, and bats.

How can Travelers Protect themselves?

Consider a rabies vaccine:
• Immunization is recommended before you arrive in Bali, however, if intend to be here longer than 3 weeks you can obtain the immunization here at a cost of approximately $45. The pre-exposure rabies vaccination is a three-shot series (days 0, 7, and 21 or 28) given before travel contact with the animals.
• Even if you receive pre-exposure vaccination, you will still need immediate medical treatment if you are bitten or scratched by an animal.

Avoid animal bites:
• Avoid touching wild animals and pets. Pet dogs in Bali are not always vaccinated against rabies.
• Resist the urge to rescue animals with the intent to bring them home to your country. Dogs and cats may be infected with rabies but not show signs until several days or weeks after you first encounter them. Not to mention that it is illegal to export dogs outside of Bali.
• Supervise children closely, especially around dogs, cats, and wildlife such as monkeys. This is important since children are more likely to be bitten by animals, may not report the bite, and may have more severe injuries from animal bites.

Act quickly if an animal bites or scratches you:
• Wash the wound well with soap and water.
• See a doctor right away, even if you don’t feel sick or your wound is not serious. To prevent rabies, you may need to start a series of vaccinations immediately.
• Before your trip, find out if your health insurance covers health care overseas and medical evacuation.

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