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


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

The export of items crafted before 9 May 1945 is prohibited without an export permit.

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 Poland 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 Poland
Australia and Poland have many bilateral agreements including the Investment and Promotion and Protection Agreement, Double Taxation Agreement, Extradition Treaty, Air Services Agreement, a Joint Communiqué on Cooperation in Environmental Technologies, Goods and Services, a Social Security Agreement, and a Memorandum of Understanding on a bilateral Work and Holiday Maker Visa Arrangement.
Over 180,000 Australians residents are of Polish ancestry. The Polish community promotes commercial and academic ties through community organisations, bilateral business councils and institutes. Several Australian landmarks were named by or in honour of Polish explorer, Paul Edmund Strzelecki. The first Polish settler came to Australia as a convict in October 1803. The immigrants lured by the 1850 gold rush mostly returned to Poland to take part in the 1863 uprisings. After World War II two main waves of Polish immigration occurred between 1947 and 1955 and again in 1980. The first wave were mostly refugees and the second were as a result of the relaxation of Polish emigration laws around the time martial law was instituted in Poland
Poland is a growing market for Australia’s commercial interests and two-way goods and services trade is dominated by merchandise imports from Poland. Trade in services is more balanced. Australia’s major exports are coal, copper ores and concentrate and other ores and concentrates. Australian investment in Poland has grown substantially while Polish investment in Australia is relatively small.
Once ETIAS is implemented, Australians will need to apply online through ETIAS to get pre-authorisation to travel to Poland. The ETIAS is very similar to Australia’s ETA visa waiver system and will be similarly efficient and cost-effective. Polish visitors to Australia already have to apply for ETA authorisation.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Poland

Australian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland

Address: ul. Nowogrodzka 11, Warsaw 00-513, PolandCheck on map

Phone: 48-22-5213444

Fax: 48-22-6273500



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Details: Ms Jean Dunn - Ambassador

List of Polish diplomatic offices in Australia

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Australia

Address: Main Entrance, 7 Turrana Street, Yarralumla ACT 2600

Phone: (+61-2) 6273 1208 or (+61-2) 6273 1211

Fax: (+61-2) 6273 3184



Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Australia

Address: 10 Trelawney Street, Woollahra NSW 2025Check on map

Phone: +61 419 488 677

Fax: +61 2 9327 2216



Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Australia

Address: Lot 102 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch, SA 5351, Adelaide

Phone: (00-61-8) 852-440-33

Fax: (00-61-8) 852-445-33


Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Australia

Address: 10 Trelawney Street, Woollahra NSW 2025Check on map

Phone: +61 419 488 677

Fax: +61 2 9327 2216



Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Australia

Address: 239 George St., GLD 4000, BrisbaneCheck on map

Phone: (00-61-7) 3398-5850

Fax: (00-61-7) 3229-9482


Honorary Consul of the Republic fo Poland in Darwin, Autralia

Address: Lot 3005 Stuart Highway, Berrimah, NT 0828, Darwin, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: (+61-8) 8931 1966

Fax: (+61 8) 8932 3421


Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Melbourne, Australia

Address: Level 12, 20 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIc 3000, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: (+61-3) 9654 5180

Fax: (+61-3) 9654 5180


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About Poland

Capital: Warsaw
  • Polish 96.2%;
  • Polish and non-Polish 2%;
  • non-Polish 0.5%;
  • Unspecified 1.3%

Area: 312,685 KM2
Population: 38,500,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Calling Code: +48

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