Austria More Info


Agreement between the Austrian Federal Government and the Government of Australia on visual matters

Travel documents, visions
Date of signature
In force
Sent: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 7:46 PM
Subject: AW: [Kontaktformular] Bilateral Visa Waiver agreement between Austria and Australia for Australian citizens



According to a bilateral agreement between Australia and Austria, citizens of Australia are allowed to stay in Austria for a period of three months without obtaining a visa (for touristic purposes, private visits or business). You may find the respective bilateral treaty on the Website of the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs – The German title of the agreement is Abkommen zwischen der österreichischen Bundesregierung und der Regierung von Australien in Sichtvermerksangelegenheiten”. If it is intended to stay in Austria for more than three months, but not longer than 6 months, a visa D is needed.


Whenever a foreign citizen enters the Schengen Area (also visa-free) he/she will have to meet the general requirements of the Schengen Borders Code (which means being in possession of a travel document valid at least three months after departure from the Schengen Area, having enough financial means to cover the stay in the Schengen Area and the return to your home-country, etc.). You are kindly requested to contact the embassy or consulate of the country where you are planning to enter the Schengen Area for further information.


For further information on entering the Schengen Area and Austria, you are kindly requested to directly contact the competent authority for matters regarding border controls and aliens police, which is the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior:


Federal Ministry of the Interior

Department II/3

Immigration Police and Border Control

Minoritenplatz 9, 1014 Vienna

Phone: +43(0)1-53126-3100

E-Mail: []



For further information about travelling to Austria you may also directly contact the competent Austrian authority for Australia:


Austrian Embassy Canberra

12 Talbot Street, Forrest, ACT 2603




Yours sincerely,


Section IV | Service

Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Office: +43-501150-4172 | | |