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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Call for Honorary Consul, Budapest

Are you based in Budapest and interested in supporting Australia’s work in Hungary?

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from both Australian and non-Australian citizens for appointment as Honorary Consul for Australia, resident in Budapest with jurisdiction throughout Hungary.

To find out more, click here.

Close date: 23 December 2022

 

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.

More information:

Medibank/ahm impacted customers:

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;
  • environment;
  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
  • consumer interests;
  • science and technology;
  • competition; and
  • taxation.

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.

 

 

   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 aims 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. We request that visitors please:

  • wear an FFP2 face mask
  • practice good hygiene
  • stay home if you’re unwell
  • self-quarantine 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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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
 

Smartraveller website

Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.

Visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
 

 

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