Local Australia Phone Numbers

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Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and more - $2.95 per month*

  • Choose from over 40 different local Australian prefixes
  • 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)
  • High level service quality with our AU phone numbers | Set the Australian phone number to VoIP or call forwarding to a regular phone number
  • Special Registration: We'll need a name and address to register the phone number. Any address in the world and we can use a person or company.

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Our inventory of Australian cities

  • Our coverage of the land down under is solid, search through our inventory to confirm we carry the prefix you're looking for.
  • Keep in mind if porting in a phone number it's not required for that city/area code to show up - contact us for details.
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3 core options with every Australia phone number

  • These settings can be changed anytime via your FlyNumber panel
  • 1. Forward the Australia FlyNumber to any regular phone number
  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • More info on call forwarding

  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system
  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the Australia phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on the phone system

  • 3. Set the Australia virtual phone number directly to VoIP
  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the Australia phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your Australia FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Set your Australia DID phone number to one of our "easy setup" voip providers
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on 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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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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The history behind Australian phone numbers

  • The history of Australia's phone numbering system can be traced back to the early 20th century, with several key developments and changes occurring over the years.
  • Early 1900s: The first telephone exchanges were established in Australia, using manual switchboards operated by human operators. Phone numbers were usually just two or three digits long, with each digit representing the specific exchange the call was routed through.
  • Late 1920s to early 1930s: With the introduction of automatic exchanges, phone numbers began to include an area code followed by a local number. These early area codes were usually one or two digits in length, while the local numbers were generally around four digits.
  • 1960:The Australian Government introduced the Subscriber Trunk Dialing (STD) system, which allowed long-distance calls to be made without operator assistance. This change led to the standardization of area codes, which were now two or three digits in length, followed by a local number of five or six digits.
  • 1994: The Australian Communications Authority (now the Australian Communications and Media Authority, or ACMA) introduced the eight-digit numbering system, where each number consisted of a two-digit area code followed by a six-digit local number. The area codes started with a "0," while the first digit of the local number indicated the type of service (e.g., "2" for landlines and "4" for mobile phones).
  • 1997: The Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) numbering plan was introduced, allocating a separate range of numbers for ISDN services.
  • Early 2000s: The introduction of voice over IP (VoIP) services led to the allocation of a new range of numbers for these services.
  • 2005: The ACMA implemented the Geographic Numbering Plan (GNP), a comprehensive framework for the allocation and use of geographic telephone numbers in Australia. This plan helped to manage the distribution of phone numbers and ensured a consistent approach to numbering across the country.
  • Present: Australia's phone numbering system continues to evolve to accommodate new technologies and services. Area codes still consist of two digits, with the first digit representing the geographic region, while local numbers remain six digits in length. Today, phone numbers can be assigned to various types of services, including landlines, mobile phones, VoIP, and other telecommunications services.


  • Wasn't the internet supposed to make phone calls more affordable?
  • FlyNumber works great if you just launched a start-up and you're on a shoestring budget
  • Is your business already off the ground but you'd rather not spend hundreds of dollars a month on phone service?
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  • Buy multiple international local phone numbers and manage them all from your FlyNumber account

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
  • Set a credit card/Paypal for recurring billing or add funds manually to your prepaid balance
  • 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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