When using a telephone in Australia there are a few differences. To dial long distance (50 km or more) you need to place the area code in front of the telephone number, which can vary from state to state. When making international calls, you need to dial 0011 followed by the country code. To phone the UK, for example, you dial 001144.

Please remember that you will have to pay for local and overseas telephone calls from your accommodation.

Useful Numbers

Australia Country Code+61
NSW Code02
Victoria Code03
Queensland Code07
Western Australia Code08
UK Country Code+44
Ireland Country Code+353
Directory Assistance12245
Emergency, Fire, Police000
International Access Code0011 or 0018
International Directory Assistance2245