Kiwis allegedly involved in violent attack of Australian man Matthew Stevenson outside Bali nightclub

A Perth man beaten up and mugged outside a Bali nightclub has been left with a broken cheek and no passport. 

Matthew Stevenson, 27, was attacked by a group of men on Friday night who are believed to be from New Zealand.   

Stevenson believes one of the attackers was the brother of a girl he had been dancing with inside a club in Kuta. 

He told 7News he arrived at the club at 11:30pm on Friday and stayed there for approximately two hours. 

He said one man pushed him while inside the club, however, his friends helped de-escalate the situation which they assumed had been resolved. 

"I got hit and then just mobbed, I would say, by a group of five or six people," he told 7News.  

The group of men allegedly involved are understood to have come from New Zealand.  

Stevenson said immediately after being attacked, he went to a hospital where he was turned away due to not having any money. He said this had been stolen, along with his passport and phone. 

Stevenson said he returned to his hotel, where staff members took him back to hospital and paid for his bills themselves. 

"They've gone above and beyond," he acknowledged. 

Matthew Stevenson suffered multiple injuries after being beaten and mugged in Bali.
Matthew Stevenson suffered multiple injuries after being beaten and mugged in Bali. Photo credit: 7News

He said he feels he was lucky to escape with just a broken cheek and a split scalp. 

"There's always cases of that happening, people hit in the head and dying. Or, incurring brain damage - it could have been much more severe," he said. 

Stevenson told 7News time is running out for him to find or replace his stolen passport and pass a medical clearance so he can fly home for his brother's wedding on Wednesday. 

"Obviously flying with a head injury isn't a good thing," he admitted.  

According to 7News, Stevenson said missing his brother's wedding would be a bigger blow than anything his alleged attackers inflicted on him. 

"I've lost my phone, I've lost my passport," Stevenson said. "I've got 5000 rupiah stolen. They even stole my hat." 

One man is in police custody after he was pulled off Stevenson by a friend and handed over to police, who are investigating the attack. 

"Consular assistance is being provided to a New Zealander in Bali," a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson told Newshub.