To dial Australia, a caller must know how to access the international phone system. This system utilizes a series of international dialing codes for connecting the countries around the world. A caller must first use the specific exit code assigned to the country where he is initiating the phone call. The caller must then connect to the Australian phone system by using the assigned country code. By utilizing the proper dialing codes and sequence, a caller can connect to landlines and cell phones located throughout the country of Australia.
Callers must first use the proper exit code to dial Australia. Each country’s exit code does not relate directly to Australia. Rather, the exit code sets up the phone to make an international call. Every country has its own code, but many countries do have the same code. For example, the UK and Mexico both use “00.” Similarly, the US and Canada both use the same “011” exit code.
Callers can determine the exit code of their own country (or the country from where they are calling if on vacation) by using the HowToCallAbroad codes page (see Sources). When dialing Australia, enter the exit code and then immediately proceed to Step 2.
Every country has a country code in the international dialing system. The country code is used to connect to that country’s phone system from any other country. You must enter “61” to dial Australia. Once a caller enters the exit code and country code, he is ready to proceed to the final step.
Example: A caller from London would dial 00-61 to establish a connection to the Australia phone system. But a US resident would need to dial 011-61. Notice how, while the exit code may change depending on the source of the call, the country code remains the same.
The final step requires the caller to dial Australia area codes and phone numbers. Just use the same area code and phone number used to make a domestic phone call. However, you should never put a “0” in front of the area code and phone number. Australians may use this “0” trunk code when making a domestic long-distance call. But it is not applicable to international calls. Therefore, exclude this trunk code of “0” when dialing Australia from abroad.
Australia area codes consist of only one digit, and the phone numbers are comprised of eight digits. Cell phones start with a “4” instead of an area code.
Example: Now, let’s say we have a caller from Toronto who is trying reach the 1234-5678 number in Melbourne. First, the area code of Melbourne is “3.” So the Canadian caller (with an exit code of “011”) would dial the following number:
Codes List on the HowToCallAbroad Website