Australian Embassy
The Netherlands


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. 




This section contains information for Australian citizens needing to apply for a new passport or renew their existing passport. Passport and Notarial services are available from Monday to Friday from 09.00-13.00.

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Notarial services & appointments

The Embassy’s Consular and Passport Section is able to provide notarial services such as witnessing signatures, legalising Australian public documents, certifying copies, and swearing oaths or affirmations for affidavits. You can find more information about these services on the Smartraveller website.


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Consular services

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.



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Visas & citizenship

The Australian Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands does not provide advice or process Australian visa or citizenship applications. For clients resident in the Netherlands visa processing is undertaken electronically online, or by processing centres in Australia.

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Doing business with Australia

With one of the most skilled and diverse labour forces in the world; a safe, low-risk, transparent and well-regulated business environment; and world-class, globally significant research and development opportunities, Australia is a great place to do business.  Find out more about the Australian business climate in the Australia Benchmark Report .

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Study in Australia

if you want to find out more about studying in Australia, and how you can take the next step in your education or your career, you should check out StudyinAustralia, the official Australian Government website for international students.  You'll find a guide to living & studying in Australia, information on visas for students, and help to find and apply for courses and scholarships.

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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)                                                                                                                           





Get in Touch:

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.


Study in Australia
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