Consular Services for Australians
Consular Assistance and Travel advice
The Australian Embassy in the Netherlands can provide consular assistance to Australian citizens in the Netherlands, but there may be circumstances in which our ability to provide support is limited. Please consult the Consular Services Charter for details of what we can and cannot do.
If you intend to travel abroad, we strongly recommend you read and subscribe to the travel advisories provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of your pre-travel planning. Travel advice specifically for the Netherlands can be found here.
The advisories highlight areas where it is clearly unsafe to travel, and also contain important information about security, safety, health risks, local laws, entry and exist requirements and natural disasters in more than 160 destinations across the globe. The Department also issues special advisory bulletins concerning special events or current issues.
Online registration for Australians overseas
We encourage all Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks, to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Registration will help us contact you or your family in the event of an emergency during your travels.
European visas for Australian citizens
The Australian Embassy is not able to advise Australian citizens on visas, entry requirements, or conditions of residence for the Netherlands, the Schengen Zone, or other countries or regions. For information on these requirements, you should consult the visa issuing authority of the country in question. For the Netherlands, enquiries should be directed to the Netherlands\' Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
Other services for Australians
Notarial services and provision of official documents
The Australian Embassy is able to provide a number of notarial services. For information on the services available from the Embassy, please consult the Notarial Services page of our website.