Website of the Austrian Social Ministry


The Ministry

Postal address

Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection,
Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna

Contact via telephone, e-mail and fax

Tel.: +43 (1) 711 00 - 0


Fax: +43 (1) 7158258

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Office hours for the submission of documents

Monday-Thursday 7:30-16:00 and Friday 7:30-15:00

Access to the building

For security reasons, an access control system has been installed at the government building on Stubenring 1. All visitors have to register at the information counter in order to obtain access to the offices of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection. After an official photo ID card or document has been deposited with the staff, a guest card is issued. This also enables visitors to use the lift.

Citizens’ Service/opening hours

Citizens' Service team

The Citizens' Service team offers advice and guidance on questions in the social sector and helps individuals to find their way in the social system.

It provides information on what the Ministry of Social Affairs does and general advice on social issues, for example on nursing care for family members. 

Tel.: +43 1 71100 - 86 22 86 (toll-free from anywhere in Austria)
Monday-Friday: 8:00-16:00

Outside these hours or if the lines are engaged you are welcome to leave a recorded message. You will be called back as soon as possible.

Please send written enquires to:

Sozialministerium /BürgerInnenservice
Stubenring 1, 1010 Wien
Fax: +43 1 718 94 70 - 3153

Brochure service (in German)

The fast way to get information

The brochure database of the Ministry of Social Affairs offers all interested parties an up-to-date and comprehensive range of information materials from the social sector.

You can carry out a search from among around 200 publications in the Brochure Service according to issues, key words, titles and authors. When you have decided on one or several brochures, we are happy to send them to you by post, or alternatively you can take the opportunity to look at them immediately as a pdf file and download them.

In addition, you also have the possibility to contact us directly on the service number +43 1 71100 - 86 25 25, or you can write us an email with your order wishes to Personal details which you have to give when ordering will be deleted again immediately after the order is dispatched.