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Embassies and consular services for Austria
|Embassy of Austria|
|New Zealand Embassy to Austria and Permanent Mission to the United Nations||Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia|
Our relationship with Austria
New Zealand and Austria have a warm and enduring relationship. We share many common interests and values, including a strong commitment to multilateralism. We work closely together on international peace and security, disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, UN Security Council reform and human rights issues.
While the Austrian community in New Zealand is small, past residents have had a significant impact on New Zealand’s cultural life. These include Ferdinand von Hochstetter, known as ‘the father of New Zealand geology’, architect Ernst Plischke, and philosopher Karl Popper, who both lived in New Zealand during World War II, as well as artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who made his home in New Zealand in the 1970s.
New Zealand's trade with Austria is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).
As a Member State of the European Union Austria has strong economic links both within the EU and to Central and Eastern Europe.
Information on New Zealand’s Working Holiday Scheme with Austria(external link) is available on the Immigration New Zealand website.
- New Zealand is represented in Austria by the New Zealand Embassy to Austria and Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Vienna
- Austria is represented in New Zealand by the Austrian Embassy, Canberra, Australia
Recent official visits
New Zealand to Austria
- March 2015: Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne attended the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna
- March 2014: Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne attended the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna