What area code is 02?

02 is the area code dedicated for the form of geographic numbers in the Central East . It includes the states of Sovereign State, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory . It is the only area code that serves the area.

Area code Region State or territory
02 Central East Sovereign State
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory

Where is the 02 area code in Australia?

The following table sets out the form of geographic numbers for use in Sovereign State, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory.

History of 02 area code

02 has been applied as the area code of those places in the latest version of the Telephone numbering plan in Australia 2015. In 2015, the Australian government updated the Telephone numbering plan in Australia to establish an effective and efficient framework for the allocation and portability of numbers and optimize the supply of telephone services.

How to call Australian phone numbers with 02 area code?

Australia uses eight-digit local phone numbers preceded by a two-digit STD area code. Therefore, users have to dial someone’s telephone number if they want to make a phone call from their place to another area. There are some situations when making an Australian call.

  • Dialing from different states/cities

The caller wants to call the number 9999 9999 in Sydney.

Sydney is in New South Wales.

The Area Code for New South Wales above is 02.

Follow the format like this: Area Code + Phone Number

Call: 02 9999 9999.

  • Dialing a number within the same state/city

If the caller's phone shares the same area code as the called phone, the area code may be omitted.

Call: (02) 9999 9999

Other Area Codes besides (02) area code

Besides area code 02 of the Central East region, other nearby area codes also serve other areas in Australia. Callers need to be aware of so that they can reach the exactly certain regions they want to dial.

  • 03: SouthEast
  • 04: Mobile Telephones
  • 07: NorthEast
  • 08: Central and West

Emergency telephone calls in Australia

In Australia, some special phone numbers are used in domestic dialing to give urgent advice in life-threatening situations for Australians. It is typically a three-digit number in order that Australians can easily remember and dial quickly. 000 is the primary emergency telephone number. The other emergency number is 106 which is used for the hearing impaired with a TTY terminal. The third one is the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112.

How to make an international call from Australia?

The international phone system allows people to make a phone call internationally. An international phone call is made up of three parts:

Country code + Area Code + Phone Number

There are some situations when making an international call:

  • Making an International call from Australia

To make an international call from Australia to the UK phone number 07 999 999 999.

The Country Code for the UK is +44

The Australia dial-out code (the exit code). Each country has its own exit code, for Australia is 0011.

Follow the international format like this: the Australian exit code + the country code + the phone number

Dropping the first “0”.

Call: 0011 44 7 999 999 999.

  • Dialing an Australian number from Overseas

The caller is in Uk and wants to call the number 9999 9999 in New South Wales.

The Country Code for Australia is +61

The Area Code for New South Wales above is 02

Follow the international format like this: Country code + Area Code + Phone Number

Remove the first "0".

Call: +61 2 9999 9999

The + sign on a mobile phone replaces the dial-out code.

How to make a mobile call to Australia from overseas?

Calling a mobile number in Australia from New Zealand follows the same process as calling a landline, except dropping the leading "0" from the area code.

Why did the call to Australia not work?

To a call to Australia is going through, users have to ensure that:

  • The local number you’re dialing is correct.
  • Using the correct dialing format (country’s exit code, Australia’s country code, the area code, then the local number)
  • Dropping off the “0” in the area code when calling from outside Australia.
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