Welcome to the Australian Embassy in The Hague
Ambassador Greg French and the Embassy team welcome your interest in Australia. We encourage you to connect with us regarding any of the areas on our website, or other matters, regarding Australia.
Warm greetings from The Australian Embassy team in The Hague.
Travelling to Australia
It is important that you check your Australian Passport is valid (not expired) on the day of your arrival into Australia. It does not need to have six month remaining validity to enter Australia unless you are passing through a third country who requires it. If you are travelling to a different country (including returning to the Netherlands) we recommend you review the entry/exit requirements on Australia's Homepage | Smartraveller
The Australian Department of Home Affairs advice is that Australian citizens , including dual nationals should leave and enter Australia on their Australian Passport.
All travellers, except citizens of Australia and New Zealand, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia. You can find out more about applying for an Australian visa on our Visa, Migration and Citizenship page and on the website of the Department of Home Affairs.
Information about bringing medication into Australia can be found via the Therapeutic Goods Administration at Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) or the Office of Drug Control at Office of Drug Control (ODC) or by contacting TGA at [email protected] or phone +61 2 6289 4124.
Stay up to date with the Australian Government's travel advice for the Netherlands at Smartraveller. Through Smartraveller you can subscribe to get the latest updates.
Passport Processing Time
Due to a high demand in passport applications, it is advisable to lodge your passport application as soon as possible and in considerable advance of any planned travel.
Current processing times are a minimum of 6 working weeks from the lodgement of a complete application and payment of applicable fees.
Looking for something else?
For enquiries not covered under the above categories, the Australian Embassy can be reached by email ([email protected]) or phone (+31 70 310 8200)
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Calling all Australian Artists!
Are you, or someone you know, an Australian involved in the visual or performing arts here in the Netherlands? The Australian Embassy would like to hear from you!
The Australia-Netherlands Alumni Network
Have you studied in Australia? Visit our Study in Australia page for more information on how you can register for our network.