This page provides information for Australian citizens. If you are looking for information on visas for Australia, please note the Australian Embassy in Vienna does not provide visa services. Please refer to visas and migration for more information.
24-hour consular emergency service
Consular staff can assist Australians overseas in accordance with the Australian Consular Service Charter.
FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY, Australian citizens requiring urgent assistance outside normal Embassy opening hours, including weekends and public holidays:
- Call the Australian Embassy at +43 1 506 74-0 and follow the instructions to be put through to the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra. Alternatively, call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra directly on (+61 2) 6261 3305.
- Non urgent enquiries can be made by email to [email protected]
- Further information on where to get help can be found at Smartraveller
Passports and Notarial services
Appointments are available for passport and notarial services on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays and can be booked up to six weeks in advance. Please book your appointment by clicking on the "book appointment" button below.
Australian Embassy, Vienna
Should you require a passport, but are not able to visit the Embassy due to exceptional circumstances, please contact us to find out what we can do to assist you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be issued a passport with limited validity if staying in country, and/or an emergency passport if leaving the country to go back to Australia, or for other locations that accept emergency passports. The maximum period a passport will be issued for without a face to face interview is 12 months.
Please contact the Australian Consulate in Sarajevo for a passport appointment. The Consulate cannot provide notarial services.
Please contact the Australian Consulate in Ljubljana for a passport appointment. The Consulate cannot provide notarial services.
Travel information for Australians
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The Australian Embassy provides the following notarial services by appointment only:
- Witnessing signatures, where a local Notary Public is not authorised to perform the service
- Certifying copies of documents, where a local Notary Public is not authorised to perform the service
- Providing Certificates of Non-Impediment to Marriage
- Legalisation of signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents (apostilles and authentications)
Please bring your valid passport or ID card and the original documents to the appointment.
Please note that local Notary Public Offices may be able to provide the following services:
- Witnessing signatures
- Certifying copies of documents
- Legalisation of signatures and/or seals on locally-issued official documents (i.e. not Australian official documents);
We would recommend that you contact the organisation or authority requesting the document and ask for a list of suppliers who may perform the service. Where a local Notary Public is authorised to perform the service, you should engage their services. You can find Notaries Public in the EU at https://notaries-directory.eu/en, or at https://notaribih.ba/en/o-komori for Notaries Public in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We recommend contacting the Notary Public in advance to ensure that they have an English stamp for the certification/authentication.
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy in Vienna guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.
The Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015 provides for the annual CPI indexation of Australian travel document fees on 1 January each year.
Passport fees applicable from 1 January 2021 are:
- 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over - $301
- 5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over - $152
- emergency passport overseas - $189
- replacement passport - $189
- adult overseas surcharge - $135
- child overseas surcharge - $66
Passport fees are charged in Euro in Vienna. Please refer to your appointment confirmation for up-to-date fees in Euro. Please note payment by card is strongly preferred.
To complete your passport application, please visit the Australian Passports Office website.
Payment for services
Payment must be made in person at the time of the appointment. Payment by credit card or bankcard is preferred. Where not attending in person, payment by credit card can be arranged via a payment authorisation form. If payment by credit card is not possible, please contact the Consular Section at [email protected] for further information.
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