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.
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
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- 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