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Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Austria. The Embassy in Vienna is accredited to:
The Australian Embassy is closed on
Thursday, 9 May - Ascension Day
Monday, 20 May - Whit Monday
Thursday, 30 May - Corpus Christi
Australians who require urgent assistance, please call the following toll free number:
0800 29 1847
This is a local call in Austria. The call will begin with "Smart Traveller" information. Please wait to be connected to our operator.
Please do not use the toll free number for visa and immigration enquiries.
Australian Federal Election - 14 September 2013
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Early (in-person) voting will be offered at the Embassy from Monday 2 September until Friday 13 September 2013. Election arrangements including voting times will be published on this page closer to the election.
Further information relating to being overseas at election time and how to vote while overseas is available on the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) website at
For the 2013 elections the Australian Electoral Commission has implemented an online postal vote application (OPVA) service, including for people overseas. This is the AEC’s preferred method of receiving postal voting applications. However, the AEC has asked if voters could wait until late July/early August before applying for a postal vote as ballot materials will not be available until after late August. Postal ballot material will be processed in Australia (not via the Embassy) and sent to the applicant’s overseas mailing address after 26 August 2013.
Australians wanting to vote in the Federal Election should go online to check their enrolment details are correct before Monday 19 August 2013.
Australian Ambassador David Stuart - Presentation of Letters of Credence
On 12 September 2012 , Ambassador David Stuart presented his Letters of Credence to the Austrian President, His Excellency Dr Heinz Fischer, at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. In addition to Austria, Ambassador Stuart is also Australian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Kosovo, as well as Ambassador-designate to the Slovak Republic and Ukraine. Ambassador Stuart is Australia’s resident Representative and Governor on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, as well as Australia’s Permanent Representative to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBTO) Preparatory Commission. For more information on Ambassador David Stuart, please refer here http://www.dfat.gov.au/homs/at.html
Australia to support the OSCE’s anti-human trafficking work in Central Asia
Australia will support the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in an effort to combat the effects of human trafficking in Central Asia.
On 21 February 2012, the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Vienna, Michael Potts, and the Secretary General of the OSCE, Lamberto Zannier, signed a three year grant agreement that will promote human rights protection for trafficked persons and vulnerable groups in Central Asia. Australia’s support for the initiative was first announced by the then Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at the OSCE Ministerial Council in December 2011 held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The agreement marks the deepening of Australia’s cooperation with the OSCE. See the media release and images here
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Embassy Contact Details
For contact details and information about the Embassy and our Honorary Consulates in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia please refer to the About Us section in the menu on the left.
Enquiries regarding Australia's relations with Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine should be directed to the Embassy in Vienna.
Registration and Services for Australians
The Australian Embassy in Vienna encourages Australians visiting or living in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine to register on-line.
For Information on how Australians can apply for a passport, please refer to our Services for Australians section.
Visas, migration and citizenship
The Embassy’s Visa & Migration office processes visa applications from nationals and residents of the following countries:
Austria, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia
Nationals and residents of Kosovo may lodge applications at the Visa Office in Vienna or at the Australian Embassy in Belgrade.
Nationals and residents of Ukraine should lodge applications at the Australian Embassy in Moscow.
All citizenship by descent applications for Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia are processed at theAustralian High Commission in London.
More information in English about Australian visas, immigration and citizenship is contained in the Visas and Migration section of our website.