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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Croatia starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Croatia. All tourists entering Croatian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Croatian 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.

Custom Regulations
Croatian 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 Croatian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

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).

Currency Restriction
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 Croatia with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Australia and Croatia
Australia recognised Croatia after its declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, and diplomatic relations were established on the eve of Valentine’s Day 1992. Bilateral agreements between the two countries include a bilateral social security agreement to give improved social security protection to people who have lived and/or worked in both countries and an Air Services Agreement together with a Memorandum of Understanding between the aeronautical authorities entitling airlines to operate daily services between the two countries. Australia has also amended and simplified their extradition legislation as regards Croatia.
Goods and services trade between Australia and Croatia dropped from 2015, but the five-year trend remains positive. Trade in services was double that of merchandise trade. Major imports from Croatia include food products, electric machinery and parts, and non-electric engines and motors. Australian exports to Croatia increased drastically by 340.5%, consistent with the five-year growth trend and include coal, fruits, nuts, and non-electric engines and motors. Foreign direct investment figures are limited but suggest a negligible trend between the two countries.
Australia has 43,688 Croatia-born residents and 133,264 claiming Croatian ancestry. Many Croats still identify as Yugoslavs which may skew these figures and affiliations somewhat. The Croatian diaspora is eligible to vote in Croatian presidential and parliamentary elections.
Australians visiting Croatia can do so with only a valid passport at the moment. When ETIAS is implemented in 2021, Australians will have to get pre-authorisation online through the system before embarking on travel to Croatia, whether by land, air or sea. The ETIAS process will be much the same as Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) in time and cost-effectiveness.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Croatia

Australian Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia

Address: Kaptol Centar, 3rd Floor, Nova Ves 11, 10 000 Zagreb, CroatiaCheck on map

Phone: (385 1) 4891 200

Fax: (385 1) 4891 216



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Details: Ms Susan Cox - Ambassador

List of Croatian diplomatic offices in Australia

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Canberra, Australia

Address: 14 Jindalee Crescent, O'Malley Act 2606, Canberra, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: 00 61 2 62 86 6988

Fax: 00 61 2 62 86 3544


Office Hours: Working hours: " Monday - Friday 9.00-17.00

Details: Covers Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Melbourne, Australia

Address: 9/24 Albert Road, South Melbourne 3205, Victoria, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: 0061 3 9699 2633

Fax: 0061 3 9696 8271


Office Hours: Working hours: " Monday - Friday 9.00-17.00

Details: Covers the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Georgia

Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Perth, Australia

Address: St. George 's Terrace, Perth WA 6831, Australia P.O.Box Z5366

Phone: 0061 8 9321 6044

Fax: 0061 8 9321 6240


Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Sydney, Australia

Address: 4/379 Kent Street P.O. Box Q104, Sydney, NSW 1230, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: 0061 2 9299 8899

Fax: 0061 2 9299 8855


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About Croatia

Capital: Zagreb
  • Croatian 95.6%;
  • Serbian 1.2%;
  • Other 3%;
  • Unspecified 0.2%;

Area: 56,542 KM2
Population: 4,491,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Calling Code: +385

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