AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING AUSTRIA
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Austria starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Austria. All tourists entering Austrian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Austrian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Austrian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Austrian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from an EU Member State:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), rolling tobacco (250g).
- Alchohol: Spirits over 22% (1L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (2L), non-sparkling wine (4L), beer (16L).
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Austria with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Infants up to 6 months old will be exempt from requiring a visa under the following conditions:
- the mother of the infant has a valid residence permit for Austria
- the father/legal guardian of the child has a valid residence permit for Austria and the guardianship of the infant has belonged only to the father/legal guardian
- if the legal guardian is a national of Austria, permanently residing in Austria and the guardianship of the infant has belonged only to this person.
Australia and Austria
Austria has had links with Australia since it first attracted European settlers, at which time Austrians arrived as members of scientific, diplomatic and religious missions. Immigration to Australia increased after World War II and persisted until 1960. An estimated 42,500 Australians now have Austrian ancestry.
The two countries enjoy a number of bilateral agreements on aviation, double taxation, social security and mutual legal assistance. The recently implemented Work and Holiday Visa arrangement is of great benefit to the youth in both countries.
Australian musicians and artists are attracted to Austria as a cultural hub. The Australian Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) and the Vienna Boys Choir have performed together in both countries, in concerts in Vienna, Cairns and Sydney. Austria sees performances from many Australian groups, theatre companies and individuals.
For Australians visiting Austria after 2021, ETIAS authorisation will be valid for three consecutive years or until the passport expires. Children under 18 years will not have to apply for the European visa.
Austrians wanting to visit Australia for tourism or business visitor purposes will require an eVisitor authorisation, which is an online pre-authorisation similar to ETIAS. This authorisation is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport and is not a work visa. To work in Australia, Austrians require a relevant visa.
List of Australian diplomatic offices in Austria
Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
List of Austrian diplomatic offices in Australia
Consulate General of Austria in Sydney, Australia
Address: 1 York Street, 10th Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone: (+61) (2) 9251 3363
Fax: (+61) (2) 9251 1038
Office Hours: 09:00 - 12:00 (by appointment)
Consulate of Austria in Perth, Australia
Address: Unit 7, 132 Terrace Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone: (+61) (8) 6364 5225
Fax: (+61) (8) 6364 5233
Office Hours: Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
Consulate General of Austria in Melbourne, Australia
Address: 93 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3052, P.O.Box 52, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia
Phone: (+61) (3) 9349 5999
Fax: (+61) (3) 9349 5100
Details: Dr Michael Wolff - Consul General
Consulate of Austria in Hobart, Australia
Address: 10 Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
Phone: (+61) 3 6225 4601
Details: Dr Eva Maria Meidl - Consul
Consulate of Austria in Cairns, Australia
Address: c/o Pacific International Hotel, 43 The Esplanade, P.O.Box 2325, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone: (+61) (7) 4031 66 66
Fax: (+61) (7) 4051 14 45
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 - 12:30
Details: Mr Paul Herbert Kamsler - Consul
Consulate of Austria in Brisbane, Australia
Address: Level 28, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, P.O. Box 2591, Ascot Queensland 4007, Australia
Phone: (+61) 487 14 41 85
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30
Consulate of Austria in Adelaide, Australia
Address: 101 Port Wakefield Road, Cavan Adelaide, South Australia 5095, Australia
Phone: (+61) (8) 8139 7336
Fax: (+61) (8) 8139 7338
Office Hours: Tuesday and Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Details: Mr Robert Gerard - Consul
Embassy of Austria in Canberra, Australia
Address: 12 Talbot Street, Forrest, ACT 2603, P.O.B. 3375, Manuka, ACT 2603, Australia
Phone: (+61) (2) 6295 1533, (+61) (2) 6295 1376
Fax: (+61) (2) 6239 6751
Details: Dr Helmut Block - Ambassador
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- German 88.6%;
- Turkish 2.3%;
- Serbian 2.2%;
- Croatian 1.6%;
- Other 5.3%
Area: 83,858 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +43