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A former Perth man has been stabbed in the chest and neck during a robbery in Bali.

Paul Gill, his wife and two children were staying at a villa in North Kuta when they were robbed at about 2am.

It is reported that at least two people broke into the villa and 42-year-old confronted the burglar.

The intruder was reportedly trying to steal things from a room next to where Mr Gill's children were sleeping.

Bali International Medical Center communications manager Herlia Adisasmita said Mr Gill had two knife wounds on his chest and neck.

"We had to do surgery to stabilise Paul and then we just did it and it was successful. Now he is stabilised," Ms Adisasmita said.

A man renting a neighbouring villa told ABC News Mr Gill was trying to remove the intruder from the villa when he was stabbed six or seven times by a second robber.

Ms Adisasmita said Mr Gill will remain in hospital for several days.

A DFAT spokeswoman said the department was aware of the media reports and the Australian consulate-general in Bali was making urgent inquiries.

“At present, no requests for consular assistance regarding this case have been received,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.