Mountain guide licence - granting - application

General information

The commercial guiding and accompanying of persons on mountain and ski tours as well as the commercial instruction of persons in the skills and knowledge required for mountain and ski tours is subject to the granting of a licence as mountain guide by the Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde. This authorisation is granted to a person under certain conditions.

The guiding and accompanying of persons during mountain and ski tours as well as the instruction of persons in the skills and knowledge required for mountain and ski tours shall be deemed to be commercial if it is carried out for payment or for the attainment of another economic advantage, irrespective of the purpose for which it is intended.

Required documents

Informal application (Formloser Antrag) including documents to prove that the legally required conditions are fulfilled.

Deadlines

The mountain guide licence must be obtained before the intended commercial guiding and accompanying of persons on mountain and ski tours and before the commercial instruction of persons in the skills and knowledge required for mountain and ski tours.

Costs and fees

Verwaltungsabgabe
gemäß NÖ Landes-Verwaltungsabgabenverordnung 2001, StF: LGBl. 3800/1-0 sowie gemäß NÖ Landes-Verwaltungsabgabentarif 2020, StF: LGBl. Nr. 106/2019 (III. Sportangelegenheiten, Punkt 24.) in the respectively valid versions

Gebühren
Gebührengesetz 1957 (GebG), StF: BGBl. Nr. 267/1957 (WV) in the respective valid Version

Please inquire in advance with the responsible Office

Legal bases

Procedure

The district administrative authority has to grant a person the authority as a mountain guide on his application, if he fulfills the regulations of § 15 Abs. 2 Z 1, 2 as well as 4 - 7 Lower Austrian sports law, LGBl. 5710-9.

Requirements

  • the Austrian nationality, the nationality of an EU or EEA Member State or the Swiss Confederation or the status of a third-country national who is long-term resident within the meaning of Directive 2003/109/EC or family members within the meaning of Article 24 of Directive 2004/38/EC
  • the necessary mental aptitude,
  • reliability within the meaning of the Austrian Gewerbeordnung 1994
  • physical suitability
  • professional qualification (Final examination according to Annex A.7 of the Verordnung des Bundesministers für Unterricht und Kunst über die Eignungsprüfungen, Abschlussprüfungen und Befähigungsprüfungen an Schulen zur Ausbildung von Leibeserziehern und Sportlehrern) and practical activity.
  • Conclusion of a liability insurance

Note: Persons who do not have Austrian citizenship can also provide proof of trustworthiness and freedom from bankruptcy (reliability) as well as physical aptitude by means of a corresponding certificate issued by the competent institution in their home country or country of origin.

Forms

Antrag - german only

More information

An administrative offence is committed, which is to be punished with a fine of up to € 2,200, who accomplishes mountain guide activities without authority.

Responsible department

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Means of redress or appeal

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.

Assistance and problem-solving services

Point of single contact Niederösterreich https://eap.noe.gv.at/Start.aspx?lang=en

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Last update

09.12.2020

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