International Calling & Messaging: Dialling & Country Codes

If you need assistance with international dialling or need a country code/rate, take a look at this article for everything you need.


International rates & zones

  • International calling or messaging rates from your Fixed Line or Mobile Phone are available from this article.
  • International roaming rates & zones are available from this article.

International calling from your Fixed Line Phone

Your Home / Office Phone must be free of any international restrictions to connect successfully with overseas numbers. 

  1. Dial 0011
  2. Dial the country code (table below)
  3. Dial the area code then phone number (remove the first 0 if the area code starts with 0)

Examples:

  • To call the UK landline number: 065 888 8888 you'd dial: 0011 44 65 888 8888 from Australia
  • To call the US mobile number: 0884 887 887 you'd dial: 0011 1 884 887 887 from Australia

Having trouble?

  • In some countries a successful connection requires that your phone number is displayed/shown to the receiver. If your phone number is preset not to show, then dial 1832 before 0011 in the steps above. For more infor on showing or hiding your number, see this article.
  • International restrictions maybe active on your service. To request removal please call General Enquiries and Billing on 133 937.

International messaging/calling from your Mobile Phone

Your service must not have international restrictions active to connect successfully from Australia. If calling from another country you must have international roaming active. To remove call/messaging restrictions, please call Mobile General Enquiries and Billing on 133 937.

  1. Press + (on most mobile phones the + symbol is located on the * or 0 button)
  2. Enter the country code (table below)
  3. Enter the area code then phone number (remove the first 0 if the area code starts with 0)

Examples:

  • To call the Australian landline number: 03 9888 8888 you would dial: + 61 3 9888 8888 from another country.
  • To call/SMS the mobile number: 0421 000 000 you would dial: + 61 421 000 000 from another country.

Need to know how to make or receive a call when roaming overseas?

Having trouble?

  • In some countries a successful connection requires that your phone number is displayed/shown to the receiver. If your phone number is preset not to show, then dial 1832 before + in the steps above. For more info on showing or hiding your number, see this article.
  • International restrictions maybe active on your service. To request removal please call General Enquiries and Billing on 133 937.

Calling Australia from Overseas

The service you're calling from; must not have international restrictions to connect successfully to Australia. Need to know how to make or receive a call/messages from your Optus Roaming Mobile, overseas? See this article instead.

To call an Australian number from Overseas follow these examples

  • To call the Australian landline number: 03 9888 8888 you would dial: 61 3 9888 8888 from another country.
  • To call/SMS the mobile number: 0421 000 000 you would dial: + 61 421 000 000 from another country.

Where + is the international exit code for the country that you're in, ie. They're equivalent of Australia's "0011".


Country & Marine Satellite (Inmarsat) codes

Australia's country code is 61, our international exit code is 0011.

To quickly find the code you need on your keyboard: Hold down 'Control' or 'Command' and press 'F'. Then type in the name of the country you're looking for and hit 'Enter'. Your browser should take you straight to that country and its code.

Country (A - K) Code Country (L - Z) Code
Afghanistan 93 Laos 856
Albania 355 Latvia 371
Algeria 213 Lebanon 961
American Samoa 684 Lesotho 266
Andorra 376 Liberia 231
Angola 244 Libya 218
Anguilla 1+264 Liechtenstein 423
Antarctica 672 Lithuania 370
Antigua & Barbuda 1+268 Luxembourg 352
Argentina 54 Macau 853
Armenia 374 Macedonia 389
Aruba 297 Madagascar 261
Ascension Island 247 Malawi 265
Austria 43 Malaysia 60
Azerbaijan 994 Maldives Republic 960
Azores 351 Mali 223
Bahamas 1+242 Malta 356
Bahrain 973 Mariana Islands 1+670
Bangladesh 880 Marshall Islands 692
Barbados 1+246 Martinique 596
Belarus 375 Mauritania 222
Belgium 32 Mauritius 230
Belize 501 Mayotte 269
Benin 229 Mexico 52
Bermuda 1+441 Micronesia 691
Bhutan 975 Moldova 373
Bolivia 591 Monaco 377
Bosnia-Herzegovina 387 Mongolia 976
Botswana 267 Montenegro 381
Brazil 55 Montserrat 1+664
British Virgin Islands 1+284 Morocco 212
Brunei 673 Mozambique 258
Bulgaria 359 Namibia 264
Burkina Faso 226 Nauru 674
Burma (Myanmar) 95 Nepal 977
Burundi 257 Netherlands 31
C.I.S. 7 Netherlands Antilles 599
Cambodia 855 New Caledonia 687
Cameroon 237 New Zealand 64
Canada 1 Nicaragua 505
Canary Islands 34 Niger 227
Cape Verde 238 Nigeria 234
Cayman Islands 1+345 Niue Island 683
Central African Republic 236 Norfolk Island 6723
Chad 235 Norway 47
Chile 56 Oman 968
China 86 Pakistan 92
Colombia 57 Palestine 970
Comoros/Mayotte 269 Palau 680
Congo (Rep. Of) 242 Panama 507
Cook Islands 682 Papua New Guinea 675
Costa Rica 506 Paraguay 595
Croatia 385 Peru 51
Cuba 53 Philippines 63
Curacao 599 Pitcairn Island 872
Cyprus 357 Poland 48
Cyprus (Turkish Occupied) 90+392 Portugal 351
Czech Republic 420 Puerto Rico (Op. Conn.) 1+809
Denmark 45 Puerto Rico (D/D) 1+787
Diego Garcia 246 Qatar 974
Djibouti 253 Republic of Serbia 381
Dominica Island 1+767 Reunion 262
Dominican Republic 1+809 Romania 40
East Timor 670 Russia 7
Easter Island 5632 Rwanda 250
Ecuador 593 Sakhalin Island 7504
Egypt 20 San Marino 378
El Salvador 503 Sao Tome 239
Equatorial Guinea 240 Saudi Arabia 966
Eritrea 291 Senegal 221
Estonia 372 Serbia, Republic of 381
Ethiopia 251 Seychelles 248
Falkland Islands 500 Sierra Leone 232
Faroe Islands 298 Singapore 65
Fiji 679 Slovak Republic 421
Finland 358 Slovenia 386
France 33 Solomon Islands 677
French Polynesia 689 Somalia 252
Gabon 241 South Africa 27
Gambia 220 Spain 34
Georgia 995 Sri Lanka 94
Germany 49 St Helena 290
Ghana 233 St Kitts & Nevis 1+869
Gibraltar 350 St Lucia 1+758
Greece 30 St Pierre & Miquelon 508
Greenland 299 St Vincent & Bequia 1+784
Grenada 1+473 Sudan 249
Guadeloupe 590 South Sudan 211
Guam 1+671 Surinam 597
Guantanamo Bay 5399 Swaziland 268
Guatemala 502 Sweden 46
Guiana (French) 594 Switzerland 41
Guinea Bissau 245 Syria 963
Guinea Republic 224 Taiwan 886
Guyana 592 Tajikistan 7 or 992
Haiti 509 Tanzania 255
Honduras 504 Thailand 66
Hong Kong 852 Togo 228
Hungary 36 Tokelau 690
Iceland 354 Tonga 676
India 91 Trinidad & Tobago 1+868
Indonesia 62 Tunisia 216
Inmarsat Atlantic (East) 871 Turkey 90
Inmarsat Atlantic (West) 874 Turkmenistan 993
Inmarsat Indian 873 Turks & Caicos Islands 1+649
Inmarsat Pacific 872 Tuvalu 688
Iran 98 U.S. Virgin Islands 1+340
Iraq 964 Uganda 256
Ireland 353 Ukraine 380
Israel 972 United Arab Emirates 971
Italy & Vatican City 39 United Kingdom 44
Ivory Coast 225 USA 1
Jamaica 1+876 Uruguay 598
Japan 81 Uzbekistan 998
Jordan 962 Vanuatu 678
Kazakhstan 7 Venezuela 58
Kenya 254 Vietnam 84
Kiribati 686 Wallis & Futuna 681
Korea (North) 850 Western Samoa 685
Korea (South) 82 Yemen (Dem) 967
Kuwait 965 Yemen (P.D.R) 969
Kyrgyzstan 996 Zaire (Dem. Rep. Of The Congo) 243
 
Zambia 260
 
Zimbabwe 263