Vienna Expats is an online community and has been operating since 2005 and exists to provide information for Expats living in and around Vienna. We hold frequent events, with monthly Meet & Greets, regular barbecues in the Summer, and other events.
Our “members” (we use the term in inverted commas as there is no membership fee or formal membership as such) come from all kinds of backgrounds – from au pairs through to trailing spouses, students and academics, members of the international community working for international institutions through to people working for Austrian companies. Some are true Expats, for whom Vienna is a stop for a job placement before they move on, while others have settled here for the long-haul. Our members come from all around the globe – from Alaska through to New Zealand, South America through to the Far East, Southern Africa through to Northern Europe. Our forums provide a wealth of information about relocation and living in Vienna and Austria – both for people already in Vienna and people who have yet to make the move to Vienna. Our events are organised by a team of Moderators – who also oversee the smooth running of the website. The site has become a hobby for most – and other than a few donations from partners to cover the costs of running the website, relies entirely on volunteer capacities.