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Austrian emissions stickers: New compulsory labelling for foreign HGVs

8. January 2015

By 1st January 2015 all Heavy Goods Vehicles and articulated vehicles driving in Vienna and its neighbouring districts (known as Wiener Umland) as well as in certain regions of Styria must display Austrian emissions stickers.

The existing driving ban on Large Goods Vehicles in Vienna and parts of Lower Austria (“Wiener Umland”) – which previously only applied to EURO category 0 – is being toughened. From 1st July 2014 the driving ban has been extended to HGVs and articulated vehicles in emissions category EURO 1. From 1st January 2016 vehicles in EURO category 2 will also be banned. The ban applies to every weight category (N1, N2 and N3). The only exceptions will apply to HGVs with expensive special bodywork modifications. In Styria a driving ban for HGVs of 7.5 t hzG and above (emission category EURO 2) has been in place since 1st January 2014 as well.

Compulsory labelling with a coloured sticker is another new feature.
All HGVs and articulated vehicles driving in Vienna and surroundings (“Wiener Umland”) must display an Austrian emissions sticker by 1st January 2015 at the latest. This will show that the vehicles conform to a EURO category unaffected by the driving ban.The stickers come in different colours depending on the EURO classification:

  • EURO 2: red
  • EURO 3: yellow
  • EURO 4: green
  • EURO 5: light blue
  • EURO 6: purple

Where can I get the emissions sticker?
The stickers are available in every workshop authorised to issue safety check stickers [pdf, 200.5kb] in accordance with Section 57a of the Motor Vehicles Act, as well as at the authorised testing facilities of Austria’s two leading breakdown insurers, ARBÖ and ÖAMTC. The process is simpler for HGVs over 3.5 tonnes – for these vehicles it is possible to get the sticker from a workshop without actually presenting the vehicle.

How much does the emissions sticker cost?
The stickers cost EUR 2.50 including VAT, plus the service costs of the workshop (the check should generally take around 12 minutes). The stickers will be attached to the inside windscreen and remain valid even if the licence plate is changed.

Which routes require the emissions sticker?
The sticker is compulsory for driving in the entire city of Vienna and in the following districts of “Wiener Umland”:

  • Bezirk Bruck an der Leitha: Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Bruck an der Leitha, Enzersdorf an der Fischa, Göttlesbrunn-Arbesthal, Götzendorf an der Leitha, Hainburg an der Donau, Haslau-Maria Ellend, Höflein, Petronell-Carnuntum, Rohrau, Scharndorf, Trautmannsdorf an der Leitha
  • Bezirk Gänserndorf: Aderklaa, Andlersdorf, Deutsch-Wagram, Eckartsau, Engelhartstetten, Gänserndorf, Glinzendorf, Groß-Enzersdorf, Großhofen, Haringsee, Lassee, Leopoldsdorf im Marchfelde, Mannsdorf an der Donau, Marchegg, Markgrafneusiedl, Obersiebenbrunn, Orth an der Donau, Parbasdorf, Raasdorf, Strasshof an der Nordbahn, Untersiebenbrunn, Weiden an der March, Weikendorf
  • Bezirk Korneuburg: Bisamberg, Hagenbrunn, Korneuburg, Langenzersdorf
  • Bezirk Mödling: Achau, Biedermannsdorf, Brunn am Gebirge, Guntramsdorf, Hennersdorf, Laxenburg, Münchendorf, Vösendorf, Wiener Neudorf
  • Bezirk Wien Umgebung: Fischamend, Gerasdorf bei Wien, Himberg, Schwechat, Ebergassing, Klein-Neusiedl, Klosterneuburg, Lanzendorf, Leopoldsdorf, Maria-Lanzendorf, Rauchenwarth, Schwadorf, Zwölfaxing

The sticker is also compulsory for driving in certain parts of Styria. In Tyrol (A 12) emission stickers could also become compulsory for HGVs of 7.5 tons by June 2015.