Summary of current Topics and Key Aspects
Welcome to the Website of the Austrian Embassy in Canberra!
We would like to provide facts and figures about Austria and give an overview regarding the political and cultural life of the alpine republic.
Temporary Closure of Austrian Consulates in Australia and New Zealand
The Honorary Consulate Christchurch will be closed from 04 May 2013 until 20 May 2013.
The Honorary Consulate Auckland will be closed from 29 July 2013 until 01 September 2013.
In urgent matters please contact the Embassy in Canberra.
Expiry of Child-Entries in the Austrian Passport of a Parent
On 15 June 2012 entries of children in the Austrian passport of a parent automatically expired and every child now requires a separate passport to travel. The validity of the parent's passport is not affected.
more under Passport
Mobile Passport Application in 2013
An officer of the Embassy will travel to Adelaide and Brisbane with a mobile fingerprint scanner in 2013. Austrian citizens who are unable to apply for a new passport in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Auckland may use these opportunities to submit their passport application:
Adelaide: Presumably October 2013 (Austrian Honorary Consulate). The exact date will be announced on this website in September 2013.
Brisbane: Presumably October or November 2013 (Austrian Honorary Consulate General). The exact date will be announced on this website in September 2013.
see also Passport
Working Holiday Visa Agreement with New Zealand
The Working Holiday Scheme for New Zealand nationals has entered into effect on 18 April 2012. Every year a limited number of allotments will be available allowing young people from New Zealand to stay and work in Austria for up to six months. more...