Minister of the Interior
Bundesminister für Inneres
Incumbent
Karl Nehammer

since 7 January 2020
Ministry of the Interior
StyleMr. Minister
(normal)
His Excellency
(diplomatic)
TypeMinister
StatusSupreme executive organ
Member ofCabinet
SeatMinistry of the Interior, Minoritenplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerThe President
on advice of the Chancellor
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Austria
First holderHeinrich Mataja
Websitebmi.gv.at (in German)

This is a list of Ministers of the Interior of Austria.

List

Austrian Empire (1804–1867)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office
1
Kolowrat, FranzFranz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky
(1778–1861)
29 September 182620 March 184821 years, 173 days
2
Pillersdorf, FranzBaron Franz von Pillersdorf
(1786–1862)
20 March 18488 July 1848110 days
3
Doblhoff, AntonBaron Anton von Doblhoff-Dier
(1800–1872)
8 July 184830 October 1848114 days
4
Stadion, FranzFranz Stadion, Count von Warthausen
(1806–1853)
21 November 184828 July 1849249 days
5
Bach, AlexanderBaron Alexander von Bach
(1813–1893)
28 July 184922 August 185910 years, 25 days
6
Gołuchowski, AgenorAgenor Romuald Gołuchowski
(1812–1875)
22 August 185913 December 18601 year, 113 days
7
Schmerling, AntonAnton von Schmerling
(1806–1893)
13 December 186026 June 18654 years, 195 days
8
Belcredi, RichardCount Richard Belcredi
(1823–1902)
27 July 18657 February 18671 year, 226 days
9
Beust, FriedrichFriedrich Ferdinand von Beust
(1809–1886)
7 February 18677 March 186728 days
10
Taaffe, EduardEduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe
(1833–1895)
7 March 186730 December 1867298 days

Cisleithania in Austria-Hungary (1867–1918)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office
1
Giskra, CarlCarl Giskra
(1820–1879)
1 January 186822 March 18702 years, 80 days
2
Taaffe, EduardEduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe
(1833–1895)
14 April 18706 February 1871298 days
3
Hohenwart, KarlCount Karl Sigmund von Hohenwart
(1824–1899)
7 February 187130 October 1871265 days
4
Holzgethan, LudwigBaron Ludwig von Holzgethan
(1800–1876)
Acting
30 October 187124 November 187125 days
5
Zollheim, JosefJosef Lasser von Zollheim [de]
(1814–1879)
25 November 18715 July 18786 years, 222 days
6
Auersperg, AdolfPrince Adolf of Auersperg
(1821–1885)
5 July 187815 February 1879225 days
-
Stremayr, KarlKarl von Stremayr [de]
(1823–1904)
Acting
15 February 187912 August 1879178 days
(2)
Taaffe, EduardEduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe
(1833–1895)
12 August 187911 November 189314 years, 91 days
-
Stremayr, KarlKarl von Stremayr [de]
(1823–1904)
Acting
12 August 187916 February 1880188 days
-
Eybesfeld, SigmundSigmund Conrad von Eybesfeld [de]
(1821–1898)
Acting
16 February 18805 November 18855 years, 262 days
-
Frankenthurn, PaulPaul Gautsch von Frankenthurn
(1851–1918)
Acting
5 November 188511 November 18938 years, 6 days
6
Bacquehem, OlivierOlivier Marquis de Bacquehem [de]
(1847–1917)
11 November 189318 June 18951 year, 219 days
7
Kielmansegg, ErichCount Erich Kielmansegg
(1847–1923)
18 June 189530 September 1895104 days
8
Badeni, KasimirCount Kasimir Felix Badeni
(1846–1909)
30 September 189528 November 18972 years, 59 days
9
Frankenthurn, PaulPaul Gautsch von Frankenthurn
(1851–1918)
28 November 18975 March 189897 days
10
Thun, FranzFranz, Prince of Thun and Hohenstein
(1847–1916)
5 March 18982 October 18991 year, 211 days
11
Koerber, ErnestErnest von Koerber
(1850–1919)
2 October 189921 December 189980 days
12
Stummer, JosefJosef Stummer
(1834–1903)
21 December 189918 January 19001 year, 0 days
(11)
Koerber, ErnestErnest von Koerber
(1850–1919)
18 January 190027 December 19044 years, 344 days
13
Bylandt-Rheidt, ArturArtur von Bylandt-Rheidt [de]
(1854–1915)
1 January 190530 April 19061 year, 119 days
14
Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, KonradPrince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
(1863–1918)
2 May 190628 May 190626 days
15
Bienerth-Schmerling, RichardCount Richard von Bienerth-Schmerling
(1863–1918)
2 June 19067 November 19082 years, 158 days
16
Haerdtl, GuidoBaron Guido von Haerdtl [de]
(1859–1928)
15 November 19089 January 19112 years, 55 days
17
Wickenburg, MaximilianCount Maximilian von Wickenburg
(1857–1918)
9 January 191128 October 1911292 days
18
Udinski, KarlKarl von Udinski
(1862–1943)
3 November 191130 November 19154 years, 27 days
(14)
Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, KonradPrince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
(1863–1918)
30 November 191529 August 1916273 days
19
Handel, ErasmusErasmus von Handel [de]
(1860–1928)
29 August 191621 October 191653 days
20
Schwartzenau, ErwinErwin Schwartzenau [de]
(1858–1926)
31 October 191613 December 191643 days
(19)
Handel, ErasmusErasmus von Handel [de]
(1860–1928)
20 December 191623 June 1917185 days
21
Toggenburg, FriedrichCount Friedrich von Toggenburg
(1860–1928)
23 June 191711 June 1918353 days
22
Gayer, EdmundEdmund von Gayer [de]
(1860–1952)
11 June 191822 July 191841 days
(21)
Gayer, EdmundEdmund von Gayer [de]
(1860–1952)
25 July 191811 November 1918109 days

First Republic

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Mataja, HeinrichHeinrich Mataja
(1877–1937)
30 October 191815 March 1919136 daysCSRenner I
2
Renner, KarlKarl Renner
(1870–1950)
15 March 19199 May 191955 daysSDAPÖRenner II
3
Eldersch, MatthiasMatthias Eldersch [de]
(1869–1931)
9 May 19197 July 19201 year, 59 daysSDAPÖRenner II–III
4
Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
7 July 192020 November 1920136 daysIndependentMayr I
5
Glanz, EgonEgon Glanz [de]
(1880–1945)
20 November 19207 April 1921138 daysIndependentMayr II
-
Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
Acting
7 April 192123 April 192116 daysIndependentMayr II
6
Ramek, RudolfRudolf Ramek
(1881–1941)
23 April 192121 June 192159 daysCSMayr II
7
Waber, LeopoldLeopold Waber [de]
(1875–1945)
21 June 192116 January 1922209 daysGDVPSchober I
-
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
Acting
16 January 192226 January 192210 daysIndependentSchober I
-
Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
Acting
26 January 192227 January 19221 dayIndependentBreisky
-
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
Acting
27 January 192231 May 1922124 daysIndependentSchober II
8
Frank, FelixFelix Frank
(1874–1932)
31 May 192217 April 1923321 daysGDVPSeipel I
9
Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel
(1874–1932)
17 April 192322 November 19241 year, 219 daysCSSeipel II–III
(6)
Ramek, RudolfRudolf Ramek
(1881–1941)
22 November 192420 October 192659 daysCSRamek I–II
(9)
Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel
(1874–1932)
20 October 19264 May 19292 years, 196 daysCSSeipel II–III
Ramek I–II
Seipel IV–V
10
Streeruwitz, ErnstErnst Streeruwitz
(1874–1932)
4 May 192926 September 1929145 daysCSStreeruwitz
11
Streeruwitz, ErnstVinzenz Schumy [de]
(1878–1962)
26 September 192930 September 19301 year, 4 daysLandbundSchober III
12
Starhemberg, ErnstErnst Rüdiger Starhemberg
(1878–1962)
30 September 19304 December 193065 daysHeimatblockVaugoin
13
Winkler, FranzFranz Winkler [de]
(1890–1945)
4 December 193020 May 19321 year, 168 daysLandbundEnder
Buresch I–II
14
Bachinger, FranzFranz Bachinger [de]
(1892–1938)
20 May 193210 May 1933355 daysLandbundDollfuss I
(11)
Streeruwitz, ErnstVinzenz Schumy [de]
(1878–1962)
10 May 193323 September 1933136 daysLandbundDollfuss I
15
Kerber, RobertRobert Kerber [de]
(1884–1977)
23 September 193330 July 1934310 daysCSDollfuss II
16
Fey, EmilEmil Fey
(1886–1938)
30 July 193429 October 19351 year, 91 daysHeimatblockDollfuss II
17
Baar, EduardEduard Baar-Baarenfels [de]
(1885–1967)
29 October 19353 November 19361 year, 5 daysVFSchuschnigg I–II
18
Schuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg
(1897–1977)
3 November 19366 November 19363 daysVFSchuschnigg II
19
Glaise, EdmundEdmund Glaise-Horstenau
(1882–1946)
6 November 193616 February 19381 year, 102 daysVFSchuschnigg III
20
Seyß, ArthurArthur Seyß-Inquart
(1892–1946)
16 February 193813 March 193825 daysNSDAPSchuschnigg IV
Seyss-Inquart

Second Republic

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Honner, FranzFranz Honner [de]
(1893–1964)
27 April 194520 December 1945237 daysKPÖRenner IV
2
Helmer, OskarOskar Helmer [de]
(1893–1964)
20 December 194516 July 195913 years, 208 daysSPÖFigl I–II–III
Raab I–II
3
Afritsch, JosefJosef Afritsch
(1901–1964)
16 July 195927 March 19633 years, 254 daysSPÖRaab III–II
Gorbach I
4
Olah, FranzFranz Olah
(1910–2009)
27 March 196321 September 19641 year, 178 daysSPÖGorbach II
5
Czettel, HansHans Czettel [de]
(1923–1980)
21 September 196419 April 19661 year, 210 daysSPÖKlaus I
6
Hetzenauer, FranzFranz Hetzenauer [de]
(1911–2006)
19 April 196619 January 19681 year, 275 daysÖVPKlaus II
7
Soronics, FranzFranz Soronics [de]
(1920–2009)
19 January 196821 April 19702 years, 92 daysÖVPKlaus II
8
Rösch, OttoOtto Rösch [de]
(1917–1995)
21 April 19708 June 19777 years, 48 daysSPÖKreisky I–II–III
9
Lanc, ErwinErwin Lanc
(born 1930)
8 June 197724 May 19835 years, 350 daysSPÖKreisky III–II
10
Blecha, KarlKarl Blecha [de]
(born 1933)
24 May 19832 February 19895 years, 254 daysSPÖSinowatz
Vranitzky I–II
11
Löschnak, FranzFranz Löschnak
(born 1940)
2 February 19896 April 19956 years, 63 daysSPÖVranitzky II–III–IV
12
Einem, CasparCaspar Einem
(born 1948)
6 April 199528 January 19971 year, 297 daysSPÖVranitzky IV–II
13
Schlögl, KarlKarl Schlögl
(1924–2007)
28 January 19972 March 20003 years, 34 daysSPÖKlima
14
Strasser, ErnstErnst Strasser
(born 1956)
2 March 200011 December 20044 years, 284 daysÖVPSchüssel I–II
Platter, GüntherGünther Platter
(born 1954)
Acting
11 December 200422 December 200411 daysÖVPSchüssel II
15
Prokop, LieseLiese Prokop
(1941–2006)
22 December 200431 December 2006 †2 years, 9 daysÖVPSchüssel II
Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel
(born 1945)
Acting
2 January 200711 January 20079 daysÖVPSchüssel II
16
Platter, GüntherGünther Platter
(born 1954)
11 January 200730 June 2008171 daysÖVPGusenbauer
Molterer, WilhelmWilhelm Molterer
(born 1955)
Acting
30 June 20081 July 20081 dayÖVPGusenbauer
17
Fekter, MariaMaria Fekter
(born 1956)
1 July 200821 April 20112 years, 294 daysÖVPGusenbauer
Faymann I
18
Mikl, JohannaJohanna Mikl-Leitner
(born 1964)
21 April 201121 April 20165 years, 0 daysÖVPFaymann III
19
Sobotka, WolfgangWolfgang Sobotka
(born 1956)
21 April 201618 December 20171 year, 241 daysÖVPFaymann II
Kern
20
Kickl, HerbertHerbert Kickl
(born 1968)
18 December 201720 May 20191 year, 153 daysFPÖKurz I
21
Ratz, EckartEckart Ratz
(born 1953)
22 May 20193 June 201912 daysIndependentKurz I
22
Peschorn, WolfgangWolfgang Peschorn [de]
(born 1965)
3 June 20197 January 2020218 daysIndependentBierlein
23
Nehammer, KarlKarl Nehammer
(born 1972)
7 January 2020Incumbent211 daysÖVPKurz II

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