Federal Office of Consumer Health (BAVG) 1220 Vienna, Spargelfeldstraße 191

The Federal Office for Consumer Health (BAVG) is assigned to the AGES and, according to § 6c (4) GESG, has to use the means at the disposal of the AGES for the execution of its sovereign tasks.

Shareholder of AGES: Republic of Austria

Supervisory authority of the Federal Office of Consumer Health: Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection

Executive Director of the Federal Office: Dr. Anton Reinl


Federal Office of Consumer Health:


IBAN: AT85 6000 0000 9605 1513


Reference to official language

Pursuant to Article 8 (1) of the Federal Constitutional Law, the German language is the state language of the Republic of Austria, without prejudice to the rights granted to linguistic minorities by federal law. This is the language which the organs of legislation, jurisdiction and administration must use both in their dealings with each other and in their official dealings with other people. For this reason, no translation of the Official News of the Federal Office of Consumer Health is provided.


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AGES constantly checks and updates the information on its websites. Despite all due care, data may have changed in the meantime. Therefore, no liability or guarantee can be assumed for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Furthermore, AGES reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information provided. The AGES website may contain links to websites of other providers, for which AGES assumes no responsibility or liability.

Legal basis

The legal bases listed here must not be understood as conclusive. Only the Federal Law Gazette for the Republic of Austria, which is published by the Federal Chancellor as part of the Federal Legal Information System (RIS), is legally binding ( The consolidated versions available for download here are for information purposes only.

European legislation can be accessed at EUR-LEX cannot guarantee that the versions of a document available online correspond exactly to the official version. Only the version of European Union acts published in the paper edition of the Official Journal of the European Union is authentic.

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The website of the Federal Office of Consumer Health (BAVG) complies for the most part with the requirements for an accessible website. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that not all PDF or MS Office files are barrier-free.

If you need assistance in reading such a document or form, you can contact the BAVG office at the following e-mail address

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