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AUSTRALIA CALLING GUIDE

Calling to Australia

Making Calls while in Australia

Other Information about Long Distance Calling To/From Australia

Calling Australia requires just a few simple steps. Be sure to use Australia phone cards, and you’ll save—Aussie dollars!

General Tips for Calling to Australia from Abroad

STEP 1: Dial the international access code (011 in the U.S., 00 in many other countries).

STEP 2: Dial the country code for Australia, 61.

STEP 3: Dial the area code (1 digit).

STEP 4: Dial the local subscriber number (8 digits).

If you still can’t connect, call an international operator by dialing 00.

Instructions for Calling to Cities within Australia

For international call to Australia, dial the international access code first (011 in the U.S.), followed by 61 (Australia’s country code). Then dial the area code and local subscriber number you are trying to reach. e.g. For a call to Sydney in New South Wales from the U.S., dial 011-61-2-xxxx-xxxx. For a call to Brisbane in Queensland from London, dial 00-61-7-xxxx-xxxx.

For domestic long-distance calls, you’ll need to dial 0 before the area code. e.g. For a call to Sydney from Brisbane, dial 02-xxxx-xxxx. For local calls within one area code, simply dial the 8-digit local number. e.g. xxxx-xxxx.

Australia has only a small number of area codes. Here are the codes for major cities in the country:

CityCity Code 
Adelaide8 
Albury2 
Alice Springs8 
Armidale2 
Ballarat3 
Brisbane7 
Cairns7 
Canberra2 
Darwin8 
Geelong3 
Gold Coast7 
Hamilton3 
Hobart3 
Launceston3 
Melbourne3 
Mildura3 
Newcastle2 
Perth8 
Sydney2 
Toowoomba7 
Townsville7 
Wollongong2 

Instructions for Calling to Cell Phones in Australia 

If you need to call a cellular phone in Australia, dial the number just as you would dial that of a land line. The only difference is that cell phone numbers use the prefix “4” in place of area codes. e.g. To call an Australian cell phone from the U.S., dial 011-61-4-xxxx-xxxx. To call an Australian cell phone from within Australia, be sure to dial the 0 before the prefix 4. e.g. 0-4-xxxx-xxxx. 

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