Local Australia Phone Numbers

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Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane among others - $2.95 per month

  • Choose from over 40 different local Australian prefixes
  • Unlimited incoming when you use VoIP to receive calls
  • AU mobile numbers are $12.95 (currently the only ones that support SMS)
  • All Australian virtual phone numbers are $2.95 USD per month - Excluding Mobile (04)
  • Make and receive phone calls with any device or software
  • Set the Australian phone number to VoIP or call forwarding to any regular phone number

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Special Registration Requirements for Australia

  • If you're venturing into Australia, either for business or personal reasons, securing a virtual phone number is the way to go. At FlyNumber, we make the process hassle-free by adhering to the requirements set by the Australian telecommunications governing body.
  • Let's break down the specifics for Australia:
  • For Local and Toll-Free Numbers:
  • 1. Your name and contact phone numbers. If it's for a company, please provide the business name.
  • 2. An address from anywhere in the world.
  • For Mobile Numbers:
  • For Individuals:
  • 1. Your name and contact phone numbers.
  • 2. A valid government-issued ID.
  • 3. An address from anywhere in the world.
  • 4. Proof of address, which can be a utility bill no older than 6 months.
  • For Businesses:
  • 1. Your business name and contact phone numbers.
  • 2. A valid company registration certificate.
  • 3. An address from anywhere in the world.
  • 4. Proof of address, which can be a utility bill no older than 6 months.
  • Once you've provided the necessary details, the activation usually takes between 24 to 48 hours, but can sometimes be even swifter. We'll ensure you're well-informed with email updates throughout the process.

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Australia Phone Number / VoIP FAQ's

What is an Australian virtual phone number?

An Australian virtual phone number is a phone number that, while associated with the Australian dialing code, can be used to receive calls anywhere in the world. Technically, these numbers come from the same government entity that provides phone numbers to landline and mobile companies in Australia.

The "virtual" part comes from the fact that the number is not tied to a specific location or device - you can direct calls to your virtual number to any device you choose, such as your mobile phone, office phone, or VoIP device. This allows you to have a local presence in Australia, regardless of where you or your business are actually located.

Can I use my Australian FlyNumber to make international calls?

Yes, with our optional hosted PBX, you can use your Australian FlyNumber to make international calls. This is particularly useful for businesses that want to present a local Australian number to their customers, regardless of where the call is actually being made from.

How can I manage my business hours with my Australian FlyNumber?

Our optional virtual phone system includes a feature called time-based routing. This allows you to route calls based on the time of day, so you could send calls to voicemail after hours or route calls to a different person on weekends. This can be particularly useful for managing incoming calls according to your business hours in Australia.

Can I set up an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system with my Australian FlyNumber?

Yes, our optional virtual PBX allows you to set up an IVR system, also known as a call menu. This system allows callers to interact with your phone system via the telephone keypad, directing them to various destinations based on their keypress choices.

How does SIP forwarding work with an Australian FlyNumber?

SIP forwarding allows you to direct calls from your Australian FlyNumber to any SIP (URI/host). This means you can use one of our "easy setup" VoIP providers to receive calls. There are no additional charges for receiving calls this way - it's included in the $2.95 fee and offers unlimited incoming minutes. You can learn more about this on our VoIP information page.

Can I forward calls from my Australian FlyNumber to a mobile or landline number?

Yes, you can forward calls from your Australian FlyNumber to any mobile or landline number in the world. You can change the destination number at any time via the FlyNumber panel. More information about this can be found on our call forwarding page.

Can I receive text messages on my Australian FlyNumber?

Yes, however it's limited to Australian mobile numbers. We'll email you the texts as they come in, allowing you to stay connected in more ways than just voice calls.

Can I keep my existing Australian number if I switch to FlyNumber?

Yes, you can port your current Australian number to FlyNumber, allowing you to keep your existing number while enjoying the benefits of our services. Our team will guide you through the straightforward process. For more information, please refer to the porting information section below.

How does FlyNumber ensure the security of my Australian virtual phone number?

At FlyNumber, we take security seriously. One of the key features of our service is that you can forward your Australian virtual phone number to any regular phone number worldwide, which is a step towards a more secure VoIP connection.

Additionally, we have robust measures in place to combat SIP-based VoIP abuse. While we offer the option to enable encryption on your FlyNumber for enhanced security, please note that this comes with a one-time fee. You can delve deeper into our security measures in our blog post on understanding and combating SIP-based VoIP abuse.

Why is FlyNumber a popular choice for virtual phone numbers in Australia?

FlyNumber is a popular choice in Australia due to our competitive pricing, flexibility, and transparency. We offer detailed call logs that you can export to CSV, and you're billed based on the phone number, not users or agents. We have no hidden fees, no contracts, and you can cancel anytime. You can learn more about us on our blog.

Can I utilize my Australian virtual phone number to handle incoming faxes?

Absolutely! With FlyNumber's Fax module, your Australian virtual phone number can be configured to receive faxes. These incoming faxes are converted into PDF files, and you can select from a variety of delivery methods such as Email, Dropbox, FTP, SFTP, Google Drive, or OneDrive. Supported by G.711 pass-through and T.38 fax protocols, this service provides a seamless and paper-free solution for your faxing needs in Australia.

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Every Australia Phone Number Comes with Three Core Options

  • 1. Route your Australia FlyNumber to any standard phone number
  • This is a fundamental FlyNumber feature that can be updated "on the fly" (pun intended) via your panel
  • There's no need for a PBX or phone system with this option
  • Whenever our system has to route calls to a standard phone number, a minimal per minute rate applies
  • Learn more about call forwarding

  • 2. Pair the FlyNumber with our cloud-based PBX
  • This is an optional feature. You can always revert to one of the other core options (1. Standard Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • The cost is $14.95 a month, in addition to the price of the Australia phone number (displayed at the top of the page)
  • If you route to a standard phone number and/or make outgoing calls, a per minute rate is applicable
  • Features include IVR/Voice Menu, Call Recording, On-Hold/Queue, Time-based routing, SIP Accounts, Voicemail, and more
  • The PBX significantly enhances the core features (1. and 3.)
  • You can use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • Learn more about the phone system

  • 3. Directly link the Australia virtual phone number to VoIP
  • This is a fundamental FlyNumber feature - link the Australia phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • No PBX involved | Instantly update settings | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocol (VoIP) may be the most efficient way to handle calls, as it involves the least number of "hops"
  • Your Australia FlyNumber is compatible with 3CX, Asterisk, FreePBX, FreeSwitch, and other VoIP solutions
  • There are no extra charges for receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Link your Australia DID phone number to one of our "easy setup" voip providers
  • Each FlyNumber includes 2 incoming channels (with the option to purchase more in the near future)
  • Learn more about using VoIP

Buy a Australia virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

3.) Configuration Options

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Porting Information for Australia

  • Switching your service to FlyNumber is a seamless process, typically completed within 20-35 days. You have the option to port your existing Australian local, mobile, or toll-free numbers to us, or if you prefer, you can sign up for a new number instead. If you choose to port your number, here are the steps you'll need to follow:
  • Local Number:
  • Complete an authorized Letter of Authorization (LOA), provided by FlyNumber.
  • Provide specific details about your current service, including whether your current provider classifies your number as a simple (CAT A) or complex (CAT C) porting case.
  • Share the most recent invoice from your current phone service provider.
  • Provide the account number associated with your current phone service.
  • Share your contact details, including your full name and phone number.
  • Mobile Number:
  • Fill out an authorized LOA from FlyNumber.
  • Provide the most recent invoice from your current phone service provider.
  • Share the account number with your current phone service provider.
  • Provide your full name and phone number.
  • Toll-Free Number:
  • Complete an authorized LOA from FlyNumber.
  • Share the most recent invoice from your current phone service provider.
  • Provide your full name and phone number.

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Use cases for an AU virtual phone number

  • Perhaps you started a business in Australia? - A genuine AU FlyNumber can be used anywhere on anything
  • Website | Forms ( online and offline ) | Letterhead | Email signature | Marketing materiel | Ads | Stationery
  • Great if you’re advertising in Melbourne or perhaps you sell homes in Sydney - Manage multiple numbers with your panel
  • Do you post on Gumtree? - Get an AU FlyNumber to stay anonymous while remaining “local”
  • Keep your current AU mobile or landline number private and off any databases - Use an AU FlyNumber instead
  • Are you abroad and on the hunt for a job in Australia? - Get a local AU number for your resume and/or for possible employers to reach you
  • Keep your current AU mobile calls active while you fly outside the country - Before you fly out, set your mobile phones’ “call forwarding” settings to an AU FlyNumber - Now you control where and to what device the FlyNumber calls go (via the website panel)
  • Are you outside the country but still have family or friends in Brisbane? - Get a local number for them to save in their phone contacts , you’ll be ever so reachable (if that’s what you’re looking for)
  • Australian expats looking to stay in touch while abroad

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Technical info on Australian phone numbers

  • Australia's telephone numbering system follows a specific format that is regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
  • Country code: The country code for Australia is +61. To dial an Australian number from overseas, you need to dial your country's exit code, followed by +61.
  • Area codes: Australia has eight area codes for its states and territories:
  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory: 02
  • Victoria and Tasmania: 03
  • Queensland: 07
  • South Australia, Northern Territory, and Western Australia: 08
  • Local numbers: Australian local numbers typically have eight digits. When combined with the area code, this creates a 10-digit phone number format.
  • Mobile numbers: Mobile numbers in Australia begin with the prefix '04', followed by eight digits. They are not tied to specific regions like landlines, as they are assigned to individual mobile carriers.
  • Special numbers
  • Emergency services: In Australia, the emergency number for police, ambulance, and fire services is 000.
  • Directory assistance: 1223 is the number for directory assistance in Australia.
  • 13, 1300, and 1800 numbers: These are Australian 'local rate' or 'toll-free' numbers, where the cost of the call is shared between the caller and the recipient, or the recipient pays for the entire call.
  • When dialing Australian phone numbers from within the country, you need to include the area code, even for local calls (e.g., 02 XXXX XXXX for New South Wales). When dialing from abroad, you need to include the country code (+61) and drop the leading '0' from the area code (e.g., +61 2 XXXX XXXX for New South Wales).
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Family and friends

  • Stay in touch with family and friends by giving them a phone number "local to them"
  • For example you have friends or family in the U.S. but now live elsewhere, you can give them a US FlyNumber that forwards directly to your smartphone
  • Great for expats that want to stay in touch with friends and family from their hometown
  • Give family members who aren't tech-savvy an easy way to reach you no matter where you are
  • Grandma or Grandpa would love a simple local phone number they can dial that connects them to their loved ones

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Why choose FlyNumber?

  • You "own" the Australia phone number, you can port out if necessary
  • No obligations | Cancel anytime | Never any hidden fee's | No contracts
  • You're billed based on the phone number, not users or agents
  • Detailed call logs that you can export to CSV, we don't retain the logs past a certain point
  • Logs include multiple responses - Ok (connected), declined, timeout, internal server error, request terminated and more
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  • Easily add multiple phone numbers to your account
  • Starting at $2.95 a month for U.S numbers as well as Canada, the U.K. and others

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