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Australian Telephone Numbering Plan

Australia's fixed lines begin with a two digit area code followed by an eight digit local number.
Example: 02 8XXX XXXX. The area code is not required when calling locally.

Australia's mobile numbers use ten digits which all begin with 04, followed by two digits (formerly a mobile network code), and the subscriber's six digit number, always dialled in full.
Example: 0402 XXX XXX

Country Code

Australia's telephone country code is 61 which is required to be dialled before the area code (without the preceeding 0) and the local number for calls originating from outside Australia.
Fixed line example: +61 2 8XXX XXXX
Mobile example: +61 402 XXX XXX

For the country codes of other countries refer to the Country Codes page.

Area Codes & Time Zones

The area codes and time zones for each state and territory of Australia. Area codes only apply for fixed lines and are not required for mobile phones.

State Abbreviation Area Code Time Zone
Australian Capital Territory ACT 02 +10 (+11)
New South Wales * NSW 02 +10 (+11)
Northern Territory NT 08 +9.5
Queensland QLD 07 +10
South Australia SA 08 +9.5 (+10.5)
Tasmania TAS 03 +10 (+11)
Victoria ** VIC 03 +10 (+11)
Western Australia WA 08 +8

* Parts of New South Wales may use the 03 and 08 area codes
** Parts of Victoria may use the 02 area code

Telephone Numbering Plan

The telephone numbering plan for Australia's major cities.

02 9XXX, 8XXX, 7XXX XXXX Sydney
02 4XXX XXXX Newcastle, Wollongong
02 5XXX, 6XXX XXXX Canberra
02 5XXX XXXX Bathurst, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Orange
02 5XXX XXXX Albury, Wodonga
03 9XXX, 8XXX, 7XXX XXXX Melbourne
03 4XXX, 5XXX XXXX Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura, Warrnambool
03 6XXX XXXX Hobart, Devonport, Launceston
04 XX XXX XXX Mobile Phones (Australia wide)
07 3XXX, 2XXX XXXX Brisbane
07 5XXX XXXX Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast
07 4XXX XXXX Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba
08 8XXX, 7XXX XXXX Adelaide
08 8XXX, 7XXX XXXX Darwin, Alice Springs
08 9XXX, 6XXX, 5XXX XXXX Perth

International Direct Dialling

The international direct dialling (IDD) prefix for Australia is 0011 for voice calls and 0015 for fax calls (or 0019 through Optus). For example, to call the UK mobile number 07654 123 123 from Australia, you would dial:

0011 (IDD code) + 44 (UK country code) + 7654 123 123 (mobile number without the 0)

There are also other IDD codes for special purposes, such as 0018, a Telstra product for charging in half-hour blocks and 0014, a Primus product for discounted rates. For details on IDD codes for other countries refer to the International Dialling Codes page.

Emergency Services

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia for access to Ambulance, Fire and Police emergency services. The internationally recognised GSM mobile emergency number 112 will also work for emergency calls originating from mobile phones.

Free Call, Toll Free & Premium Rate Numbers

Australia uses the free call prefix of 1800 for calls from fixed line telephones. Calls to 1800 numbers may incur a charge when made from mobile phones.

There are also 13 and 1300 numbers which are charged at the cost similar to a local call. These types of telephone numbers are not accessible from outside Australia.

The 190X prefix is for premium rate services such as recorded information, competition lines, adult chat lines, psychics etc. These types of calls usually incur very high rates.

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