Do you need to call someone in
Australia from another country? Before you pick up
the phone to make that call, you need to first take
note of Australia dialing code.
If you are within
the country, there will not be much problem. But if
you are elsewhere, you may not be able to talk to
the party you are calling if you do not follow
certain directions. In general, an international
dialing prefix is required when making an offshore
call to anywhere in the world.
There is a specific Australia
dialing code, just as there are specific country
calling codes assigned to the US, the UK and all
The calling codes are assigned
by the Geneva, Switzerland-based ITU-T or the
International Telecommunication Union’s
Telecommunication Standardization Sector. The general standard
international call prefix is 00. However, there are
many exceptions. As mentioned, Australia is one of
Instead of dialing 00 before dialing
an international number plus its prefix, 0011 is used, as it
is the international call prefix assigned to the country.
demonstrate, suppose you are to make a similar call to the
UK from Japan, which has 010 as its international access
code. Dial 010 44 567697.
How about calling to Australia from anywhere in the world?
The same telecom rule apply.
If you are calling from the US, the international access
code is 011.The country calling
code of Australia is 61. Thus, you will dial 011 + 61 +
assigned area code + 8-digit local telephone number.
For example, dial 011 61 2 56986969. What is an area or city code? If you are dialing an
Australian number and you are within an Australian
territory, there is no need to add an international call
There is a difference between
a country calling code and an international
The first is required to be
pressed or dialed when calling to a country,
while the latter is used in dialing from a
In Australia, the international
call prefix (also called international
access code) is 0011.
For example, if you will call
a landline number in the UK from Australia, you have
to dial 0011 first before proceeding to dial the
actual UK phone number.
Suppose the landline number
The country calling code of the UK is 44.
Thus, from Australia, you have to dial 0011 44
However, if you are calling a person
who is in another area or city, there are area codes. For
example, if you are in Adelaide and you are calling a
landline located in Sydney, the local area code is 2.
are in Adelaide and you are calling a landline also in
Adelaide, there is no need to dial 2, just proceed to dial
the 8-digit telephone number. Check out area code lists
available from your phone service provider.