AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING NETHERLANDS
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
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.
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).
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, Netherlands
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 6005
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 3000
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, Australia
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 2600
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
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Area: 41,526 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +31
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