How to place a call from the US to Australia

April 1st, 2009

Country Code for Australia

To call from the U.S. to Australia you need to dial

011 + 61 + City Code + Number



City Codes for Major Cities in Australia

Central Region (including New South Wales, and parts of northern Victoria; Albury, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong) - 2

South East Region  (including Tasmania, Victoria, and parts of southern New South Wales; Ballarat, Geelong, Hamilton, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne) - 3

North East Region (including Queensland; Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville) - 7

Central and West Regions (Adelaide,  Alice Springs, Darwin, Perth) - 8



Time Zone

Australia is 12 to 14 hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone depending on the region you’re calling.


Click here to see rates for calling from the U.S. to Australia.

Click here to see rates for making phone calls from Australia to the U.S.



Tips for calling to Australia

  • When dialing to a number in Australia, you do not need to dial a 0 between the country code and the city code. For example, if you need to call to Sydney, you would dial 011 + 61 + 2 + Phone Number.
  • When dialing to a mobile phone in Australia, the city code will begin with a 4 followed by the 8-digit number. The total number of digits of a mobile phone number in Australia including the country code is 11 digits.




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