Australians are advised that only you are planning to visit the country can provide the latest and accurate information about its specific visa requirements. Passengers should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the Embassy of the countries they plan to visit before the trip.
Overall, Australian tourists planning to spend less than 90 days in total during the period of 180 days' Schengen visa does not require the parties to the Schengen Convention.
The countries of the Schengen Convention: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
It is important to get your passport stamped when entering the Schengen area. From the initial Schengen port of entry stamp on arrival may result in the absence of a fine or to difficulties in the coming meetings with local police or other authorities throughout the Schengen area.
In some countries you must register with local authorities within three working days of your arrival.
Australians who are likely to exceed the cumulative period of 90 days, or visiting other than tourism or business purposes into the Schengen area should contact the embassy, the embassy or consulate in the country or countries to obtain the necessary visa.
All of the rules relating to labor and business visits are governed by separate parties.
Travelers who have more than days per period of days of legal stay in the Schengen area, the risk will be fined or even banned from entry into the Schengen area for a certain period of time.
Australians should be aware that the United Kingdom, Ireland, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine is not part of the Schengen area. Australians should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the Embassy of the country for visa information.
Australia has reciprocal agreements with many countries in the Schengen area, which enables young people has been extended holiday supplemented by short-term work. More information about the working holiday program visa procedures can be obtained from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.