A warm welcome to the homepage of the Austrian Embassy in Jakarta!
Here you will read general information about Austria, Indonesia, and the relations between the two countries. You will also find guidelines and information on consular matters, and (for guests in Austria) visa requirements. There are links to several sites which may be of interest to you. More information can be found on the homepage of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
In 1954 diplomatic relations were established between the two countries and an Austrian chargé d’affaires to Indonesia was appointed. Since 1961, Austria has an embassy in Jakarta.
Important historical contacts between Austria and Indonesia go much further back. Already in 1623 the Austrian Explorer Carl Fernberger travelled to Batavia, where he lived as a trader until 1625. The expedition of the ships “Aurora” and “Novara” in the 19th century, during which numerous scientific discoveries were made, was of great significance. Crew members of the “Novara” became acquainted with the pioneer of modern Indonesian painting, Prince Raden Saleh. In 1870 Raden Saleh presented Emperor Franz Josef a painting, which is now in the possession of the Austrian Gallery (in Vienna?).
The Austrian Ambassador in Jakarta is also accredited to Singapore, Timor Leste and the ASEAN.
For matters of interest and further enquiries, my entire team and I are pleased to be at your disposal.