Austin is a small, unincorporated community located in Lander County, Nevada. It is situated on the western slopes of the Toiyabe Range, at an elevation of about 6,600 feet. Its population as per 2004 records is 340.
The federally recognized Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation has its headquarters in Austin. At some distance from Austin is a cluster of hot springs that arise naturally, which draw many visitors.
Austin also has some deposits of silver. These deposits comprise numerous narrow (often only several inches in width) quartz veins hosted in monzonite rock.