Australians can enter the Schengen area without a visa for up to 90 days. The passport stamp received upon entry into one of the EU`s Schengen countries is considered a Schengen visitor visa and is valid for 90 days. An important aspect of this 90-day visa for Australians is that it is necessary to leave the EU Schengen area for 180 days before the 90 days are reset. In the 1950s, Australia signed bilateral visa-free agreements with a number of European countries. At several points, the list included Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Some of these countries have since revoked these agreements and the agreement with France came later, but most of these agreements still exist and apply despite the restrictions that apply to Aussie travellers under the Schengen agreement. In essence, these visa-free agreements allow Australian passport holders to stay in these countries without affecting the 90 days they were granted under the Schengen Agreement. The usual time limit for visa waiver agreements is 90 days. However, if Australian citizens intend to travel to Europe to look for a job, this can be done with a national visa or work permit. But it depends on the country you want to work in. They will also be checked on the basis of your personal and professional circumstances, based on the national requirements of the Schengen member concerned.
All Australian citizens must apply for an exemption from the ETIAS visa requirement in order to travel to the European Union. In addition, minors can travel with their normal passport, but they must also apply for an ETIAS. The Australian government has signed bilateral visa-free agreements with a number of Schengen countries, which allow Australian citizens to spend up to three months in the country concerned, without reference to time spent in other Schengen signatories. Since these agreements remain valid despite the implementation of the Schengen Agreement, the European Commission has confirmed that, in practice, when Australians visit Schengen countries that have signed such bilateral agreements with Australia, the terms of these agreements abdicate the conditions normally imposed as a result of the Schengen visa-free agreement.  However, the amendments are only envisaged through the territory of the Member State which is a party to the bilateral agreement and whose stay the authorities have extended.  As a result, Australian nationals can travel visa-free to each country for up to three months in the aforementioned Schengen Member States. However, when an Australian national travels to another Schengen state not listed above, the limitation does not apply to more than three months of a six-month period in the Schengen area as a whole. Therefore, if an Australian citizen has already spent three months in one or more of the aforementioned Schengen countries, any visit to another Schengen country without a bilateral visa waiver agreement with Australia can cause difficulties with local law enforcement authorities (e.g.B.