This guide gives you all the information you need to call Australia from the US: area codes, country code, examples, and more. Follow the guide below to learn how to call to Australia from the US.

Calling Australia from the US

Here are a few things you need to consider before you call Australia from the US:

Are you calling an Australian cell phone or landline?

The area code of the place you’re calling in Australia

The cost of the call

How to call Australia from the US

How to call Australia from the US

Calling Australia from the US is simple:

Exit Code

Dial the exit code 011
This will let your carrier know you’re going to make an international call.

Australia Country Code

Dial 61, the Australian country code
Your carrier will know that you’re going to call Australia from the US.

Calling Australia with a Cell Phone

Ignore 0
Technically speaking, the area codes in Australia have two digits, 02, 03,04,07 or 08. If you’re calling from outside of Australia, the 0 is dropped.

Enter the area code

Enter the area code
Enter the one-digit area code for the region you’re calling. The area code for all cell phones, regardless of region, is 4.

Phone number

Dial the phone number
Following the area code, you can enter the eight-digit Australian phone number you have.

What is the area code of the Australian city you wish to call?

Every Australian region has a unique area code, similar to American area codes. It's important that you have the area code confirmed before you start your call to Australia from the US.

Here's a handy list of Australian area codes to keep in mind when you’re calling Australia from the US.

Area Codes

Australia uses eight digit local numbers preceded by a two digit STD area code.

2

REGION

Central East

CAPITAL CITY

Sydney, Canberra

REGION

New South Wales, Canberra Region and areas of northern 0 Victoria

CITY

Albury-Wodonga, Canberra, Gosford, Maitland, Newcastle, Orange, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Tamworth

3

REGION

South East

CAPITAL CITY

Melbourne, Hobart

REGION

Tasmania, Victoria and some southern areas in New South Wales

CITY

Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Melton, Mildura, Shepperton, Sunbury, Warrnambool

7

REGION

North East

CAPITAL CITY

Brisbane

REGION

Queensland

CITY

Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Tweeds Head, Townsville, Toowoomba

8

REGION

Central and West

CAPITAL CITY

Perth, Adelaide, Darwin

REGION

Western Australia, South, Northern Territory 0, Cocos (Keeling), Christmas Islands and some areas in New South Wales

CITY

Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Melton, Mildura, Shepperton, Sunbury, Warrnambool

4

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

Examples


Calling an Australian
landline
Calling Australia from the US

Here is an example of a call to an Australian landline number from the US. In this example, we’re calling a phone number in Sydney at 011-61-2-1234-9876.

1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 61, the Australian country code.

3. Dial 2, the Sydney area code.

4. Dial 1234-9876, the phone number.

Calling an Australian
cellphone
Call Australia from the US

Here is an example of a call to an Australian cellphone. In this example, we’re calling the Australian cellphone number 011-61-4-2468-1357.

1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 61, the Australian country code.

3. Dial 4, the mobile code in Australia.

4. Dial 2468-1357, the mobile number.

Australia Business Call Meeting Tips


Be punctual for your business meeting calls with people in Australia.
Australians value modesty and humility—never act superior to the person you're talking to.
Start a conversation with friendly banter about uncontroversial topics, like sports or weather. Building rapport and developing relationships is valued in Australia.
Ask the person you’re talking with how they prefer to be addressed. Using first names in business conversation is generally acceptable, but it’s best to check first.
Be direct and straightforward when discussing business. It’s better to get to the point rather than draw out the objective.
Be respectful to each person you’re talking to, regardless of title.
Australians often value humor. Laugh at jokes to build rapport. However, be mindful when attempting to be humorous. Do not joke about Australian stereotypes or share a joke that might be considered offensive.

Are calls to Australia expensive?

Calls to Australia can turn out to be expensive, whether they’re for business or personal reasons. Rates can change depending on if you’re calling a landline or cell phone. If you have to make frequent calls from the US to Australia, using a service like 8x8 can help you save time and money.

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One solution for voice, video, meetings, content sharing and messaging on one system of engagement enables your team to collaborate from anywhere, on any device

Quality at scale
Quality at scale

Guaranteed availability and call quality around the globe

Secure
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The highest security standards in the industry with externally validated support for security regulations and standards including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, Privacy Shield and FISMA

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Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty

02.

Collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely

03.

Free up IT resources, with maintenance-free communications and rapid deployment

04.

Unify communications throughout the entire organization

05.

Integrate mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops into your communications strategy

06.

View real-time and historical data about crucial business functions for faster, better decisions

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Keep costs low and productivity high, with one easy-to-use economical system

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