Whether you’re looking to call friends and family in Australia or want to do business there, knowing how to make the call is essential.
To do so, you must know your country’s exit code (U.K. and New Zealand = 00, USA and Canada = 011), the Australian phone number’s country code, and its area code.
What is the country code for Australia?
If you have a client or team member in Australia, you may wonder how to call them from the U.S. Luckily, you can follow some simple steps to get the job done.
First, you’ll need to know the country code for Australia. It is 61 and can be found on the phone dial.
You’ll then need to add an area code if you’re calling from the United States.
When calling Australia from the United States, you’ll want to omit the zero always in front of domestic Australian phone numbers.
What is the country code for a particular city?
When calling Australia from the U.S., you must understand that you’ll need the country code for Sydney (61). You also need the area code and the phone number.
When writing international phone numbers, you should use a plus sign, ‘+,’ as a prefix. Write Australian telephone numbers in the national format if they’ll be used inside Australia, and write them in the international form if they’ll be used outside of Australia.
For an emergency call, you can dial 112 or 106, depending on the nature of the emergency. The former is available from all GSM or GSM-derived mobile phones and automatically translated to the country’s emergency number; 106 is the text-based emergency number for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.
In Australia, the city or area code is always 3 for Melbourne. Typically, an Australian number is just one digit and does not have a leading zero.
When calling from the U.S. to a Brisbane phone, you must dial 61 plus Brisbane’s code 7. The subscriber number follows it.
What is the exit code for Australia?
If you’re an American and want to call Australia from the U.S., dial the exit code first. It is a set of three numbers that tells your phone carrier that you’re making an international call outside the U.S.
Once you’ve dialed the exit code, you must dial the country code, which is 61. So far, your display screen should read 01161, which tells your phone system that your call is leaving the U.S. and entering Australia.
When calling a landline in Australia, you have to dial the exit code, country code, area code, and phone number without the zero. It is the same process on a mobile, except that you must add four before the phone number as this is the mobile code.