The Australian Embassy in Vienna and Permanent Mission to the UN is accredited to Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, and to the International Organisations in Vienna.
2023 NSW State Election
The 2023 NSW State election will take place on 25 March.
If you’re overseas, you can still take part by applying online to vote by post. Postal vote applications close 6pm, 20 March - apply as soon as possible to ensure the ballot reaches you in time for you to vote by election day.
Please note we are not a drop off location. Find the list of drop off locations here: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/.../interstate-or-overseas
If you don’t have a drop of location near you, send your completed postal vote directly to the NSW Electoral Commission. For more details, visit: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/
Anzac Day 2023
To mark Anzac Day 2023, the Australian and New Zealand Embassies will be hosting a joint commemorative Dawn Service in Vienna on Tuesday 25 April.
Please join us at this year’s commemoration venue Belvedere 21 (Museum of Contemporary Art), Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna, at 5:30 am with commemoration to start at 5:45 am.
Should you wish to attend, please register at [email protected] by Wednesday 19 April 2023.
Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia's and New Zealand's most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing on the beaches of Gallipoli in 1915 as part of the Allies’ invasion, the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Anzac Day is a day of national remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders. We remember and reflect on the service of our more than 1.5 million men and women in all conflicts, wars and in peacekeeping operations. We honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that our nations may enjoy the freedoms they have today. And we pay our respects to those who continue to serve our nations today.
The Anzac Portal features information on some of the campaign’s most important aspects and significant themes.
The Australian War Memorial provides information about services and commemorations, customs and traditions and has a special Anzac At Home section for those who are unable to join a commemoration in person.
Medibank Private/ahm and other recent data breaches - advice for foreign passport holders
22 November 2022
Medibank Private/ahm have advised the Australian Passport Office (APO) that no Australian Travel Document information was compromised in this breach.
Foreign passports for international students were compromised through this cyberattack. Medibank Private/ahm are contacting impacted customers directly.
If Medibank Private/ahm have advised you that your foreign passport information was compromised, you should contact the government that issued the passport for advice on what to do. This is also the case for all data breaches that impact foreign passport holders, including the recent breaches at Optus and Medlab.
Medibank/ahm impacted customers:
- Call Medibank on 134 148 (within Australia) or +61 3 9862 1095 (International)
- Contact Medibank’s 24/7 Student Health and Support line (Medibank international students call 1800 887 283 and ahm international students call 1800 006 745)
- Visit Medibank Cyber Event Updates and Support page medibank.com.au/cybersecurity
- Go to ID Care’s dedicated Medibank and ahm breach response plan).
- See the Australian Cyber Security Centre's Medibank Private alert.
Optus impacted customers:
- Contact Optus customer service directly on 133 937 (within Australia), or +612 8082 5678 (International), or go to their Passport Information(link is external) webpage.
- Go to our Frequently Asked Questions on the Optus data breach and passport information
- See the Australian Cyber Security Centre's Optus data breach(link is external) alert.
Medlab impacted customers:
Contact Medlab customer service directly on +61 1800 433 980, or go to their data breach web page(link is external).
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:
- human rights;
- employment and industrial relations;
- combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
- consumer interests;
- science and technology;
- competition; and
The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.
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