Press & Media Services

The Austrian Parliament's press and media service is at your service for related inquiries.

Media Service of the Parliamentary Administration

The media make an important contribution with their reporting. The Media Service provides support for this work in Parliament.

If you would like to research, photograph, or film in the Parliament Building, the Media Service is your contact: medienservice@parlament.gv.at.

For all editorial questions: pressedienst@parlament.gv.at.

Access

Media have general access to the Parliament Building via the main entrance upon presentation of a press card or letter of accreditation from a media company or a permanent access card; for filming and photography, media are requested to register in advance at medienservice@parlament.gv.at.

A letter of accreditation from a media company must be presented in printed form together with an official photo ID and should meet the following formal requirements:

  • Subject: Editorial confirmation
  • Current date
  • Name of the person concerned
  • Duration and occasion of the assignment (event, press conference, plenary session, etc.)
  • Period of validity
  • Contact details of the editorial office and telephone number for queries
  • Signature of the editor-in-chief

In addition to a press card or letter of accreditation from a media company, media representatives without a permanent access card also require a QR code for a one-day ticket via online registration.

1-Day Registration

Sittings open to the media

The sittings of the National Council and the Federal Council are open to the public. The media are also admitted to deliberations of EU committees, to public hearings, and to questioning of respondents in Investigating Committees.

Negotiations on government reports in the specialized committees of the National Council are also open to the media. Image and sound recordings are only partially possible.

In most cases, the media may also attend parliamentary hearings.

Members of Parliament and parliamentary groups

Please address political inquiries directly to the Office of the President of the National Council, the Office of the President of the Federal Council, or to the parliamentary groups.

Contact details of the parliamentary groups and spokespersons

If you would like to contact members of Parliament or the Federal Council on a personal basis, please use the contact information in the respective biographies.

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Parliamentary Correspondence

Parliamentary Correspondence ("Parlamentskorrespondenz") reports objectively, comprehensively and independently of parties from the Parliament. Parliamentary Correspondence reports comprehensively: on the legislative process from the initiative to the committees to the plenary sessions, international visits and parliamentary events. Most of the reports are also distributed via the OTS service of the Austria Press Agency (APA).

With a free subscription to Parliamentary Correspondence, you will automatically be informed about every new report or about reports on selected topics.

Takeover of the TV Signal

With the reopening of the renovated Parliament Building in 2023, ORF became the host broadcaster of the Parliament. This enables the Parliamentary Administration to make the ORF signal of plenary sessions available, for example. Media representatives can access the signal in the clean feed via HLS pull ingest.

For detailed information on the signal transfer, please contact the multimedia team of the Parliamentary Administration at mediathek@parlament.gv.at.