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2014 Western Australian Senate election
An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014.
You can check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol
The deadline to enrol is 8pm AWST Friday 7 March 2014.
In person voting will not be available at the Australian Embassy in Vienna for this election. You can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas
The Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the UN in Vienna has a short-term vacancy for the following position: Receptionist / Administrative Assistant. For further information, please refer to the job advertisement here.
International Women's Day
On 3 March 2014, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, issued a joint media release on the occasion of International Women's Day 2014.
The Australian Government gives priority to gender equality and women's empowerment in our foreign policy and in our overseas aid program. For a booklet on how Australia is supporting women's economic empowerment in the Indo-Pacific region, please refer here.
The Humanitarian Consequences Of Nuclear Weapons
In an op-ed article on 14 February, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, reiterated Australia’s commitment to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and underlined the need for taking sustained, practical steps towards effective disarmament.
Australia first in world for nuclear security
In a media release on 10 January 2014, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, welcomed Australia’s top ranking in a global review of nuclear security.
Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) Grants Program: Round 8 - Expressions of Interest
The AICC Grants Program provides funding for international arts and cultural projects that promote Australia as a sophisticated, multicultural and creative nation and that strengthen people-to-people linkages. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. For information on how to apply, please refer here
The accreditation and responsibility for the Ukraine is being moved from the Australian Embassy in Vienna to the Australian Embassy in Warsaw. All enquiries from the Ukraine, including consular and passport enquiries, should be directed to the Australian Embassy in Warsaw.
24-hour consular emergency service in Canberra on +61 2 62613305
The Australian Embassy in Budapest permanently closed on 12 July 2013. The Australian Embassy in Vienna is now accredited to Hungary. Please contact the Australian Embassy in Vienna for consular and passport enquiries.
24-hour consular emergency service in Canberra on +61 2 62613305
A Circle Closed – Australian Tim Bonyhady Traces His Austrian Heritage
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Australian author and academic Professor Tim Bonyhady recently brought back to Austria the fascinating story of his family, a Jewish family that escaped as refugees from Nazi Vienna in 1938 and settled in Australia. Professor Bonyhady wrote about the family’s experiences in his award-winning book “Good Living Street – The Fortunes of my Viennese Family”. The book was recently published in German by Austrian Zsolnay publishers as “Wohllebengasse. Die Geschichte meiner Wiener Familie”. Professor Bonyhady visited Vienna and Salzburg to present it to Austrian audiences in early November. Read the article here.
Australian Artist at White Night show in Kosice, Slovakia
On 5 October, Australian artist James Tapscott represented Australia’s cultural talent at the international arts project 'White Night', which formed part of the activities of the Slovak city of Kosice during its term as European Capital of Culture 2013. James created a site specific outdoor light installation called 'Transference Field' made of optical cables. With the installation relying on wind, James had to struggle with an unusually still Kosice evening.
Australia Inspires Europe in River Management
The Australian International RiverFoundation (IRF), Brisbane, has partnered with the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) to launch the first European Riverprize, which is modelled on an Australian sister prize. On 12 September 2013, Ambassador David Stuart delivered a speech at the award ceremony in Vienna and highlighted Australia’s commitment to, and achievements in, sustainable development and water management. The prize was awarded to the river Rhine. Senior EU representatives, including the EU Commissioner for Environment and national as well as local government and community representatives from across Europe attended. For more information, please refer here.
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, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Kosovo, as well as Ambassador-designate to Hungary. 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
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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, Hungary, Kosovo, 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, Hungary, 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, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia
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.