An Illawarra man was detained by police in Bali after a brawl broke out at a popular night spot.
Mick Franklin, 37, is accused of being involved in an altercation with other tourists after drinking heavily at Seminyak's La Favela nightclub.
The brawl moved out onto the street and there are unconfirmed reports motorbikes were damaged.
The Civil Police reportedly subdued Mr Franklin, who denies any wrongdoing.
He was taken to Seminyak Police Station station at 3.30am (5.30am AEST) on Wednesday.
Indonesian Civil Service Police held him for several hours before he was taken back to his hotel, the Grand La Walon.
Friends of Mr Franklin, a personal trainer, told the Mercury he was devastated by the incident and denies he acted unlawfully.
He denies damaging any property, refutes all allegations and was released without charge.
He refused to make any further comment.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has been contacted for comment.