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

Visas and migration


Welcome to the website of the Migration Branch of the Australian Embassy in Vienna. We are an overseas office of the Department of Home Affairs. We service clients who are usually resident in Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or was unsuccessful.

Closure of Visa Office in Australian Embassy Vienna

Effective 1 July 2018 there will no longer be a Visa Office presence at the Australian Embassy Vienna. 

You can continue to apply for a range of temporary visas, permanent visas and Australian Citizenship online through your ImmiAccount. 

ImmiAccount allows you to scan and attach supporting documents to your online application. You can create an ImmiAccount at

This is the strongly preferred and most efficient way to have your application managed and considered promptly.

Any paper applications need to be sent to:

Australian Embassy Berlin
Visa Office
Wallstrasse 76-79
D-10179 Berlin, Germany

Please note that most applications must be lodged online and cannot be accepted by mail.  Please closely consider information provided regarding your visa product on prior to application lodgement.

Once received, your application will be automatically allocated to a Visa Office within the Europe Region or Australia for consideration and decision.

Comprehensive information regarding visa options are available on the website

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.


What's New?

The Australian Government has announced it will enhance the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work and Holiday visa application online lodgement trial for nationals of the Slovak Republic

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Home Affairs is moving towards online lodgement for Work and Holiday visa applications. From 1 July 2018, Australia will be commencing a trial of online lodgement for Work and Holiday visa applications for nationals of the Slovak Republic.

The change means that from 1 July 2018 all Slovakian nationals must lodge their Work and Holiday application online through the Department of Home Affairs’ website at using ImmiAccount. Paper applications will not be accepted for these clients.

This trial only relates to the method of lodging the visa application so. All visa requirements and eligibility criteria remain unchanged. The trial also does not affect Work and Holiday visa arrangements with other countries, whose nationals will continue to lodge paper applications. If this trial is successful, online lodgement will be made available to nationals of other countries in coming years.

For further information, please see


New Work and Holiday arrangement with Austria commencing 15 February 2018

The new Work and Holiday arrangement with Austria comes into effect on 15 February 2018. Young adults from Austria can apply for a subclass 462 visa from the date of commencement.  More information about the subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa, and how to apply, can be found at the Department’s website.

Important information

  • Applications should be lodged by post to:

Australian Embassy
Visa Office
Wallstrasse 76-79
D-10179 Berlin, GERMANY

  • Applications must be accompanied by a letter of government support.
  • Please ensure that your payment details are correct and that your bank will allow for international transactions.  Applications where the payment does not work will be invalid and will not be processed.
  • Any application received before 15 February 2018 will be invalid and will not be processed.
  • The cap for the Austrian work and holiday program is 200 places per year. We will only process the first 200 applications received and all other applications will not be considered.
  • Applications mailed together by groups or couples will not necessarily be considered together or given priority.


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