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


A valid passport is required to enter Netherlands. All tourists entering Dutch territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Dutch 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
Dutch 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 Dutch 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), tobacco (1Kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (10L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (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 the Netherlands with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:

  • Children have the same nationality as the companion
  • Children’s names are included in the passport of the companion.

Australia and Netherlands
Australia and the Netherlands have a bilateral social security agreement for those living and/or working in both countries. The Netherlands is a significant investment and trading partner and is Australia’s third largest export market within the EU, in both goods and services. Australian exports include coal, other ores and concentrates, medical instruments, beef, and oil seeds and oleaginous fruits.
Significant imports from the Netherlands include medicaments, pharmaceutical products and coffee. Australian services exports amounted to about a third of those imported and were mostly personal travel and professional, technical and other business services.
The Dutch were the first Europeans to visit Australian soil way back in 1606 and again in 1618. The 1950s saw of 30% of all Dutch emigrants arriving in Australia, making them the second largest non-British group in Australia. Dutch emigration increased sharply after the Second World War when poor economic prospects post-war became a powerful incentive to start a life elsewhere.
Agricultural problems and increasing demographic pressures in the Netherlands encouraged the Dutch government to actively promote emigration as a solution.
More than 76,000 Australian residents were born in the Netherlands, and approximately 335,000 have Dutch ancestry. Approximately 15,000 first or second-generation Australians live in the Netherlands.
Australians wanting to travel to the Netherlands once ETIAS is in force in 2021 will need to get authorisation accordingly. ETIAS is similar to Australia’s own ETA, and application is as quick and cost-effective.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Netherlands

Australian Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands

Address: Carnegielaan 4, The Hague 2517 KH, NetherlandsCheck on map

Phone: +31 (0)70 310 82 00

Fax: +31 (0)70 310 82 50



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Details: Mr Neil Mules - Ambassador

List of Dutch diplomatic offices in Australia

Consulate-General in SYDNEY

Address: Level 23, Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton Street (cnr. Grosvenor Street), Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Phone: +61 2 9387 6644

Fax: +61 2 9387 3962



Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. Visa applications Mon - Thurs by appointment only from 10.00 am - 12.00 (noon). Telephone consular inquiries: Monday - Friday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. Pls. note: CG Sydney is closed on Thursday, 29 July (training) and Monday, 2 August 2010 (Bank Holiday). Only in case of an emergency the Consulate-General can be reached on +61 (0) 410 461 606.

Consulate of Netherlands in Port Moresby, Australia

Address: P.O. Box 6579, Boroko NCD, Port Moresby

Phone: +675 325 4177

Fax: +675 325 4175



Office Hours: Opening hours Monday to Friday: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Consulate of Netherlands in Perth, Australia

Address: Office B, 1139 Hay Street, West Perth WA 6005Check on map

Phone: (0)8 9486 1579

Fax: (0)8 9321 6410



Office Hours: Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon by appointment only.

Consulate of Netherlands in Melbourne, Australia

Address: Level 3, 50 Market Street, Melbourne Vic 3000Check on map

Phone: (03) 9620 2701

Fax: (03) 9620 9270



Office Hours: Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Passport and visa applications by appointment only

Consulate of Netherlands in Hobart, Australia

Address: 439A Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: +61 (0) 3 6225 3951

Fax: +61 (0)3 6234 5774


Office Hours: Opening hours Wednesdays only: 8.30 am - 2.00 pm

Consulate of Netherlands in Brisbane, Australia

Address: Suite 2, Bellevue Terrace, 25 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 OR, PO Box 15777, Brisbane City East QLD 4002

Phone: +61 (0)7 3839 9644

Fax: +61 (0)7 3839 2176


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Consulate of Netherlands in Adelaide, Australia

Address: c/o Willem Ouwens Lawyers, First Floor, 147 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: +61 (0)8 8232 3855

Fax: +61 (0)8 8223 3836


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Netherlands Consulate-General in Sydney, Australia

Address: Level 23, Tower 2, Westfield Bondi Junction, 101 Grafton Street (cnr. Grosvenor Street), Bondi Junction NSW 2022, PO Box 261, Bondi Junction NSW 1355

Phone: +61 (0)2 9387 6644

Fax: +61 (0)2 9387 3962


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm Visa applications : by appointment only between 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia

Address: 120 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600Check on map

Phone: +61 (0)2 6220 9400

Fax: +61 (0)2 6273 3206



Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and 14:00 - 16:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm The Consular Section is open Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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About Netherlands

Capital: Amsterdam
Languages: Dutch
Area: 41,526 KM2
Population: 16,645,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +31

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Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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