On this page:
All the things that need to be done when you move to somewhere new; points of contact and information; official authorities; finding accommodation; plus general information about life in Leoben:
Arrangements & visits to authorities
Registering your place of residence, changing or cancelling a registration
Read more: Residence Registration
Registering for refuse collection
Registering for refuse collection, collection of bulky waste and tree and shrub cuttings, recycling centre, etc.
Registering for municipal water supply
Registering for municipal water supply, or changing your registration, rates, sharing metre reading, etc.
Read more: Stadtwerke Leoben: Water supply (in German)
Applying for parking card
Reduced parking fee sticker for people living within the short-time parking zones, monthly or yearly permits for the green zone
- Parking stickers for residents living within short-term parking zones
- Monthly or annual tickets for the green parking zone
Registering your child for school or child care
Registration for kindergarten, nursery, primary school, after-school programmes, summer camps, etc.
Even more information and practical support
The LE Kompass service centre assists people who have just moved to Leoben in anything related with official authorities, providing answers to frequently asked questions.
Immigration from Abroad
The authority in charge of residence permits is the Leoben District Authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft). EU citizens who stay in Austria for more than three months are obliged to report to the District Authority and present the confirmation of their “registration of right of residence under EU law” (Anmeldebescheinigung).
Consulting in residence permit matters
ZEBRA – Interkulturelles Beratungs- und Therapiezentrum gemeinnützige GmbH offers free advice on residence permits and the recognition of qualifications acquired abroad.
Housing & real estate
Check out our service pages for an overview of real estate on offer in Leoben:
- Current residential building projects in Leoben
- Real estate portals and agents
- Housing cooperatives & property developers
- Accommodation provision of the City of Leoben
- Student accommodation
Application for council flats and/or senior citizens accommodation, consulting hours of the Office of Residential Services, neighbourhood projects, etc.
Having construction projects and heating systems or demolition projects approved, etc.
- New construction, conversion or extension
- Demolition of buildings
- Townscape protection and monument protection
Zoning and plots of land
Zoning, re-zoning, danger zones, assignment of street numbers, etc.
Health, social affairs & important authorities
Leoben provides excellent medical care and is home to numerous authorities:
Medical supply & doctors
- German language courses in Leoben and in the region
- Social service providers and counselling centres
- Recommendations for good neighbourly relations
Town life & leisure in Leoben
Events and latest news
What’s on in Leoben? We have all the latest information on various channels:
Leoben in the social web:
Sports and local recreation
Get a first impression of the many sports and outdoor options you have in Leoben:
Culture and social life
Get to know the cultural and social life in Leoben:
Relocation-related subsidies and funding
Grants for apprentices and students
Leoben Municipality offers grants for apprentices and students who make Leoben their primary place of residence. Please note the relevant rules and regulations:
Support for companies and start-ups
Do you want to set up a company in Leoben or start a new enterprise? Leoben Municipality and/or Leoben Holding offer various support schemes: