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How to Call Australia from the U.S.

Call Australia today with Vonage and get connected with affordable rates.

Calling friends in family in Australia is now easier than ever before! Whether you’re calling Sydney or Melbourne, Vonage World® is a great way to call Australia. Vonage makes it easy to enjoy low-cost, reliable home phone service with unlimited¹ calling to Australia. That means you can call Australia from the U.S. without any confusion or hassle.

When you add Vonage Extensions™ to Vonage World® you can extend your home calling plan to any phone, including mobiles, at no extra charge. So you can call Australia from both your home and mobile phones on the same plan. You’ll also be able to make unlimited¹ calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and mobile phones in more than 10 countries and territories. Now you can call Australia from the U.S. whenever and however you want.

With Vonage, you can add a local Sydney number to your account. That way, your friends and family in Sydney can make a local call that rings right to your home phone in the U.S. It’s called a virtual number and is inexpensive and easy to use; you get a phone number from a different domestic or international location that rings to your home phone. By adding a virtual number to your Vonage World® plan, you can save your friends in Australia from expensive international calling charges when they call you. Of course, with Vonage World® you can make unlimited calls to Australia.

To call Australia from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 61, the country code for Australia.
  • Then dial the area code (1 digit).
  • Finally the phone number (8 digits).

Have family in Australia who often call the U.S.?

Here’s an idea: Why not give Vonage World® to your friends or family in Australia? It’s easy… just sign up for a Vonage World® account for them and ship them the Vonage Box™*. That way they can make unlimited¹ calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. Imagine your family member in Sydney having the same U.S. area code as you. You and anyone in the U.S. can reach them on a U.S. number, rather than paying international rates to call Australia. And if you both have Vonage, calls between you both are included at no additional charge! Vonage works anywhere there’s a high-speed Internet connection.

Need more help with how to call Australia?

Here is a list of Australia major area codes and city calling codes

AUSTRALIA AREA CODES
Adelaide 8
Brisbane 7
Canberra 2
Darwin 8
Hobart 3
Melbourne 3
Perth 8
Sydney 2

Are there any international calling apps?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international calling apps for Android™ & iPhone® devices.

*You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.