Cave Guide


The admission to the examination must be requested written (informally) in person or by a third party (submitting a written power of attorney) with the below-mentioned documents attached.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate of the fitness necessary for working as a cave guide
  • Criminal record certificate (not older than 6 months)
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of activity in the field of speleology

There is no time limit existing for this request.

Fixed stamp duty for application and attachments State administration fee for awarding of the authorization.

Admission to the examination must be applied for in writing (informally) in person or through a third party (upon submission of a power of attorney), attaching the above-mentioned documents to the Lower Austrian state government. An expert opinion is then optionally obtained, which is brought to the knowledge of the parties in the hearing of the parties. The party has the option of submitting an opinion or its own expert opinion. After assessing the facts and weighing the evidence, the procedure is concluded with a notice.

Application with justification must be submitted at the Lower Austrian Government, health suitability as a cave guide, positive certificate of a good character, at least 2 years of activity in the field of speleology.

Exercising the profession of cave guide without showing the necessary requirements is an administrative offense.

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a four weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it. 

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling. 

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.


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