A Perth man managed to throw one of his attackers out of a window before being stabbed in the neck and chest during a home invasion at a Bali villa in the early hours of Friday morning.
Forty-two-year-old Paul Gill was taken to Bali International Medical Center where police say he is in a critical condition.
Mr Gill was staying at his home on the Indonesian resort island with his wife and two young daughters, and some friends from Perth, when two robbers broke in about 2am on Friday.
Bali police believe they scaled a wall before breaking a back window to get into the villa.
The robbers then walked into Mr Gill's bedroom and took an iPad and his wallet, the Bali Post newspaper reported on Saturday.
But Mr Gill's wife Jacqui suddenly woke up, saw the intruders and started screaming.
The screams woke Mr Gill, who jumped up and began wrestling with one of the robbers in the dark, before throwing him through a window.
The other robber then stabbed Mr Gill repeatedly before running away.
His guests heard the commotion and rushed upstairs to find Mr Gill lying in a pool of blood.
Mr Gill was immediately taken to the Bali International Medical Centre where he underwent surgery on Friday.
''He was stabbed in two places, in the chest and neck and doctors assume the wounds were caused by a knife,'' said Herlia Adisasmita, head of communications at BIMC.
The wound in the shoulder blade was six centimetres deep.
''He has been stablilised, now but he will have to stay here for two days. We don't know what will happen,'' Ms Adisasmita said.
On Saturday Mr Gill's condition had reportedly become critical.
Mr Gill recently moved to Bali with his wife and two children and was staying at Villa Chloe in Kerobokan with friends from Perth who were visiting.
Villa Chloe is a quiet, secluded holiday villa, located between rice paddy fields and high-end accommdation.
Mr Gill's brother-in-law Adam Crook wrote on Facebook, "I thank every second I breathe that he was able to defend himself, my sister and two nieces. He's stable and will recover in time.. Thank the Lord."
Tragically, the attack came at a particularly hard time for Mrs Gill, Mr Crook wrote, occurring on the anniversary of their brother's passing.
"(Jacqui) has the strongest soul I know of," Mr Crook said.
North Kuta Police chief Aldi Alfa said Mr Gill that officers have been at the crime scene since early this morning and the canine unit has also been employed to inspect the premises.
''Two burglars overpowered him, he was stabbed and is now being treated at BIMC. It was one against two, if not he might have been able to put up a fight,'' said police chief Aldi Alfa.
- With AAP, Pamela Mirghani and Kate Lamb