Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia

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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.

 

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Passport and Notarial Services Outreach

Australian Embassy Consular Visit to Budapest

14-15 July 2021

Consular staff from the Australian Embassy Vienna will visit Budapest on Wednesday 14 July and Thursday 15 July. The visit will include provision of notarial and passport services. See Services for Australians for more information.

 

 

   COVID-19 Notice

 

 

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of host government protocols in place, we are limiting appointments to essential passport and notarial services. Please consider your need for an appointment at this time and whether your service can be deferred to a later date. Note our ability to provide some services may be limited.  See Services for Australians for more information.

As the Embassy wants to provide a safe environment for both staff and visitors, we ask that everyone visiting the Embassy takes care to protect themselves and others from illness, by:

  • wearing an FFP2 face mask
  • practicing good hygiene
  • staying home if you’re unwell
  • self-quarantining as soon as possible if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19

 

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National Reconciliation Week - 27 May – 3 June

 

 

Australia marks National Reconciliation Week every year from 27 May to 3 June, during which we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and promote reconciliation with non-Indigenous peoples.

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the Australian reconciliation journey — starting with the successful 1967 referendum when more than 90 per cent of Australian voters chose ‘Yes’ to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census.  The week ends on the anniversary of Australia’s land High Court decision in the Mabo case when the court recognised native title for the first time.

2021 marks almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process and incorporates the theme ‘More than a Word, Reconciliation Takes Action’, which urges those that are involved in the reconciliation movement toward braver and more impactful action.

For more information on what reconciliation action the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is taking, visit here.

 

 

The Contribution of Indigenous Australia to our diplomacy

 

On 20 May 2021 Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, gave an important speech outlining how the department intends to build Indigenous Australia into its diplomacy and create an authentically Australian foreign service.

Read her speech here.

 

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) - 17 May 2021

Australia joins citizens from around the world in celebrating the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May 2020.  This important day celebrates diversity and inclusion and raises awareness of the work still needed to combat discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people around the world. Valuing diversity and promoting inclusion benefits everyone.

Australia has joined 44 embassies, diplomatic missions, the Austrian Foreign Ministry and international organisations based in Vienna, Austria, in welcoming IDAHOBIT.  See full statement of the Diplomats for Equality group.

 

 

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

 

Messages of condolence on the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh can be made using the online or downloadable form at https://www.pmc.gov.au/his-royal-highness-duke-edinburgh.  Messages will be sent to Buckingham Palace and archived by the Commonwealth of Australia.

 

Events

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 in Austria and elsewhere, the Australian Embassy and the New Zealand Embassy were sadly not be able to commemorate Anzac Day in our customary way with a formal in-person commemorative service. 

Instead, we invited you to commemorate the day with us virtually.

Come and visit our special 2021 Anzac Day page, our Facebook page and the Ambassador’s Twitter for an update about our virtual Anzac Day commemoration.

 

 

The Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission in Vienna held an exploratory discussion about expanding business and investment opportunities between Austria and Australia via a new networking platform, ABIE Austria, on 31 March.

For those who did not have an opportunity to attend, find out more via this brief concept note.

 

 

The Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission in Vienna would like to invite all Australians and friends of Australia to visit our virtual Australia Day celebration.

Featuring a special performance of Advance Australia Fair by Australian musicians in Vienna,  photo memories from our community across Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as lockdown-friendly Aussie games, activities and videos. 

Visit the Events page to see all the resources.

 

Appointment of Australian Honorary Consul in Bosnia and Herzegovina 


Australian Embassy is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Elvedina Busuladžić as Honorary Consul for Australia, resident in Sarajevo with jurisdiction throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ms Busuladžić is an experienced businesswoman who has strong professional networks and experience in Australia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a dual national with citizenship of Australia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms Busuladžić has strong ties with both countries. Ms Busuladžić lived in Perth, Western Australia, for five years until 2010, and maintains strong linkages with her personal and professional connections in Australia. She lives in Sarajevo with her family.

There are approximately 8,500 Australians visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina annually. The Australian Consulate in Sarajevo provides consular and passports services to Australians in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact details for the Australian Consulate are as follows:

Address
Australian Consulate
Strossmayerova 1/1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

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