Trying to find the best way to call Australia from the US? You’ve come to the right place. This guide gives you everything you need to call Australia from the US, including area codes, country codes and examples. Follow the guide below to learn how to call Australia from the US.

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Before You Call Australia from the US

  • Find out the time zone of the city you’re calling in Australia. Always call your customers during their regular business hours.
  • Consider using a VoIP service as a cost-effective solution for making international calls. Using traditional phone services to make international calls can get expensive.
  • Make sure you have a high-speed internet connection when using a VoIP service. This ensures you'll have uninterrupted service when speaking with clients.

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How to Call Australia from the US

Here are the steps for calling Australia from the US:

  1. First, dial 011, the US exit code
  2. Next, dial 61, the country code for Australia
  3. Then dial the 1-digit area code-See below for a list of all the area codes in Australia.
  4. Finally, dial the 8-digit phone number

Australia Area Codes

Here's a listing of all the area codes in Australia:

Location Area Code Location Area Code
Adelaide 8 Melton 3
Albury-Wodonga 2 Mildura 3
Ballarat 3 Newcastle 2
Bendigo 3 Orange 2
Brisbane 7 Perth 8
Bunbury 8 Port Macquarie 2
Bundaberg 7 Rockhampton 7
Cairns 7 Rockingham 8
Canberra 2 Shepparton 3
Darwin 8 Sunbury 3
Geelong 3 Sunshine Coast 7
Gold Coast 7 Sydney 2
Gosford 2 Tamworth 2
Hervey Bay 7 Tweed Heads 7
Hobart 3 Townsville 7
Launceston 3 Toowoomba 7
Mackay 7 Wagga Wagga 2
Maitland 2 Warrnambool 3
Mandurah 8 Wollongong 2
Melbourne 3

Area codes by state

State Area Code
New South Wales, Canberra region and parts of northern Victoria 2
Queensland 7
Tasmania, Victoria, and parts of southern New South Wales 3
Western and South Australia, the Northern Territory,New South Wales, Cocos and Christmas Islands 8


How to Call a Landline in Australia

Here’s how to call a landline in Australia from the US. In this example, we’re calling the landline number 12345678 in Sydney.

  1. Dial 011,the US exit code
  2. Dial 61, the country code for Australia
  3. Dial 2, the area code for Sydney
  4. Dial 12345678, the phone number

How to Call a Mobile Phone in Australia

Here’s how to call a mobile phone in Australia from the US. In this example, we’re calling the mobile number 12345678 in Sydney.

  1. Dial 011, the US exit code
  2. Dial 61, the country code for Australia
  3. Dial 4, Australia’s mobile phone code
  4. Dial 12345678, the phone number

Note: The area code for all mobile phones in Australia is 4.

Make the Most of Your Call to Australia

It’s important to educate yourself on Australian business practices before calling. Here are some Australian cultural practices you should follow.

  • Punctuality and time management are taken very seriously in Australia. Call your client exactly at the designated time or give advance notice if you're running late.
  • Schedule appointments two weeks in advance as a courtesy to your clients, and confirm the appointment by phone or email a few days before it takes place. It builds trust.
  • Australians are quick to use first names, but wait until you’re invited to do so. Start with "Mr.," "Mrs.," or "Ms.," followed by the person’s surname.
  • Australians appreciate direct, straightforward communication along with a good sense of humor.
  • While long-standing relationships aren't necessary to start doing business, getting to know a bit about your Australian clients can help build rapport with them.
  • Australian business culture tends to be extremely collaborative and egalitarian. Strive to communicate mutual confidence, respect, and courtesy. Additionally, when negotiating, always aim for terms that benefit both parties.
  • Business Hours in Australia are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday

Why use VoIP for Calling Australia?

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