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How to Call Australia from Canada?

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How to call Australia from Canada

Calling someone abroad may seem complicated as it involves learning international codes. Wrong formatting of international codes may get you in difficulty when making international calls. 😑

No worries, it’s a fairly simple process. All you need is the knowledge of exit, country, area code, and phone number to make an international call 📞.

In this blog, we will discuss how to call Australia from Canada in simple steps, the best time to call Australia and the cheapest alternative way to call. 

🔑 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • To make a call to Australia from Canada, you need to dial the exit code of Canada, Australia country code, area code, and phone number in a predefined format.
  • Australia’s landline number consists of 8 digits, and the mobile number is 10 digits.
  • The typical cost to call Australia from Canada ranges from $0.02 – $4.00 /min.
  • You can buy a calling plan from the service provider, or you can use VoIP services like KrispCall to make international calls at a cheap price.

How to Call Australia From Canada?

To make an international call from Canada to Australia, you have to first dial Canada’s exit code “011”, next dial the Australian country code, “61”, then dial the area code of Australia, and finally dial the Australian phone number whom you want to contact.

The whole format will look like this 011 – 61 – City Code – Local Numbers.

To make a call on an Australian Mobile Phone Number, you have to dial “4” instead of Australia’s area code. Area code is used for landline numbers whereas 4 is the prefix used specifically for mobile phone numbers across Australia.

Here is the step-by-step guide to Calling Australia from Canada:

1. Dial the Canada exit code, i.e., “011”.

Dial the Canada exit code

2. Enter the Australian country code, i.e., “61”.

Enter the Australian country code

3. Dial the area code of Australia if you are calling landline numbers.

Dial the area code of Australia

4. Dial the phone number of the person you want to contact.

Dial the Australian phone number

If you are calling to Australian Landline Number of Sydney

👉 Your telephone number will look like this: 011-61-2-XXXX XXXX 

If you are calling to Any Australian Mobile Number

👉 Your telephone number will look like this: 011-61-4-XXXX XXXX

📖 Also Learn: How to Call New Zealand from Australia

How Do You Call Australia From Canada On A Cell Phone?

To call Australia from Canada on Cell phones, firstly, you need to dial “011,” which is Canada’s exit code, then dial the Australian country code, i.e., “61”, subsequently dial the Australian area code for the landline number otherwise dial “4” for mobile number and following that dial the phone number you want to contact.

The following steps explain how to use a cell phone to make a call from Canada to Australia.

  1. Dial Canada’s exit code “011”.
  2. Dial Australia country code “61.”
  3. Dial the area code for the landline number otherwise, dial “4” for mobile numbers.
  4. Dial the phone number you want to contact.

Popular Australia Area Codes

Calling the landline number of Australia needs an area code, also known as a city code. The area code is dialed after the country code. Here are some of the popular area codes of Australia City. The zero mentioned on the area code is only meant for domestic calls (Australia to Australia).

City / RegionArea Code
Sydney(0)2
Melbourne(0)3
Adelaide(0)8
Brisbane(0)7
Canberra(0)2
Central and West Region(0)8
Central East Region(0)2
Hamilton(0)3
New South Wales(0)2
North East Region(0)7
Perth(0)8
Queensland(0)7

How Much Does It Cost To Call Australia From Canada?

The cost to call Australia from Canada ranges from $0.02 – $4.00 per minute. However, the cost can significantly vary depending on the service provider, the number you are calling, i.e., landline or mobile phone, and the calling plan.

When To Call Australia From Canada?

Considering certain factors helps you find the best time to call Australia from Canada. 

Australia is 14 hours ahead of Ottawa, ON, and Canada. Also, Australia’s workdays are usually from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The time to call may differ for different calling purposes.

The best time for a business call would be in the evening, around 7:00-8:00 pm since it corresponds to the morning of the Australian time zone, around 9:00 am to 10:00 am. 

The best time for quick calls would be in the afternoon, around 4:00-5:00 pm, since it corresponds to the morning of the Australian time zone, around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Time Zone Differences Between Australia and Canada

The time zone differs from 13-16 hrs between Australia and Canada. The table below explains the different time zones of Australia and Canada.

Canada Time ZoneCompared with the Australian Time Zone
Central of Canada13:45 hrs behind of Central Australia
Ottawa, ON, Canada14 hrs behind of Canberra ACT, Australia
Alberta, Canada16 hrs behind of Sydney, Australia

Alternative Methods To Call Australia From Canada

There are many alternative ways to call Australia from Canada. Options like VoIP services (cloud phone systems) or some social media apps like Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, and Messenger can be good choices. 

Using VoIP Services

With VoIP services like KrispCall, you can make international calls through the Internet at minimal costs. KrispCall has features like global calling that you can easily use for this purpose. You can also get Australian virtual numbers through it, meaning you don’t have to worry about international calling costs.

Use Calling Cards

Calling cards can be used to make international calls through pre-paid cards. Calling cards provide international calls through their pre-paid card account. These prepaid cards offer a set amount of call time for a specific price. They can be convenient but be mindful of expiry dates and potential hidden fees.

Use a Computer If You Do Not Have Phone

We can also use services like Skype or Google Meet on our computer to make free calls to Australia, similar to using mobile apps. This can be a good option if you don’t want to use your phone for minutes. To make a call, we need to download those apps on a desktop, or we can simply log in to their official website. Make sure you are connected to the WIFI.

Use Mobile Apps to Make Voice and Video Calls

Various mobile applications have a feature that allows voice and video calls worldwide using the internet for free. WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime, Skype, etc., are popular applications for making audio and video calls to Australia from Canada or whenever you want. 

Use Social Media Apps For Free Communication

Popular social media platforms, including Instagram, Messenger, Snapchat, etc, allow you to make international calls using the Internet for free. To use this service to make international calls to Australia from Canada, you and the person you want to call must have a similar social media account and be connected to the internet (Wi-Fi or mobile data).

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Final Thoughts 

Making international calls may seem difficult as it involves many predefined formats. Having knowledge of how-to and where to use those predefined formats makes it handy. All we need is to dial exit, country, area code, and phone number in the right format.

It’s pretty simple to call Australia from Canada; just dial the exit code of Canada, Australia’s country code, the area code of Australia, and the phone number, and make a call.

Using VoIP technology in your international call helps to reduce your costs. You can also opt to choose virtual numbers from KrispCall that can be used as an alternative and affordable way to make international calls to Australia or any country.

FAQs

What is the international code for Australia?

The International code for Australia is “+61”.

How many digits is an Australian phone number?

Australian landline number consists of 8 digits, and mobile number consists of 10 digits, including “04” or “05” as a prefix.

Can I text from Canada to Australia?

Yes, you can text from Canada to Australia. Follow these simple steps to text Australia from Canada:

  1. Dial Canada’s exit code “011”.
  2. Dial Australia country code “61.”
  3. Dial the prefix “4”.
  4. Dial the phone number and send a text.

How do I call a 1300 number from Canada to Australia?

To call a 1300 number from Canada to Australia, just dial 001 + 61 and the 1300 number. 

What is the cheapest way to call Australia from Canada?

The cheapest way to call Australia from Canada is using cloud phone services like KrispCall through which you can acquire virtual numbers and make international calls at an affordable cost.

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Dinesh Silwal Co-Founder KrispCall

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

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