What area code is in South Australia?

South Australia currently utilizes 1 area codes that are dedicated for the form of geographic numbers: (08). Accordingly, area code (08) covers these following localities of South Australia including Adelaide, Bordertown, Ceduna, Mid North, Mount Gambier, Murraylands, Naracoorte, Riverland, South East. Regarding the form of mobile telephone numbers, (04) is applied for the whole country, regardless of the caller's location.

Area codes for cities in South Australia

The following table sets out the form of geographic numbers for use in South Australia:

State/Territory Locality Prefix
South Australia Adelaide 0870
South Australia Adelaide 0871
South Australia Adelaide 0872
South Australia Adelaide 0873
South Australia Adelaide 0874
South Australia Adelaide 0881
South Australia Adelaide 0882
South Australia Adelaide 0883
South Australia Adelaide 0884
South Australia Bordertown 0887
South Australia Ceduna 0826
South Australia Ceduna 0876
South Australia Ceduna 0886
South Australia Mid North 0878
South Australia Mid North 0888
South Australia Mount Gambier 0887
South Australia Murraylands 0825
South Australia Murraylands 0875
South Australia Murraylands 0885
South Australia Naracoorte 0887
South Australia Riverland 0825
South Australia Riverland 0875
South Australia Riverland 0885
South Australia South East 0877

History of area code in South Australia

The Australian telephone numbering plan has changed many times to deal with the expansion of the subscriber phone number demand.

According to the latest version of the Telephone numbering plan in Australia 2015, the Australian government applied 08 area code for South Australia.

What is White Pages in South Australia?

To make a successful phone call to South Australia, the caller needs to know about the area code of that locality as well as the telephone number of the receiver. If they do't, access the White Pages of South Australia to search for personal information those who callers want to contact.

The White Pages is a phone book that contains the contact information of names, addresses, and phone numbers of residents, businesses, service providers and government departments in South Australia. It helps people in South Australia keep in touch with each other, reconnect with their old relationships, check backgrounds and prevent crime. The White Pages also provides phone numbers, work time, maps, email addresses & websites for local South Australia businesses which allows businesses to promote their products or services and stay in contact with their customers.

How to make a national call in South Australia?

Australia uses eight digit local phone numbers preceded by the telephone prefix of area code. Therefore, users have to dial before someone's telephone number if they want to make a phone call from their place to another area. However, if the caller is located within the same area code of the receiver , you can omit the area code and just dial the last 8 digits. For instance:

  • Dialing from a different cities:

Caller wants to call for the number 5599 9999 in Adelaide.

Adelaide is in South Australia.

The Area Code for Adelaide in South Australia is 08

Follow the format like this: Area Code + Phone Number

Call: 08 5599 9999.

  • Dialing a number within the same city:

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

Call: 5599 9999

How to make an international call in South Australia?

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

Country code + Area Code + Phone Number

There are situations when making an international call:

  • Making an International call from South Australia state

To make an international call from South 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 South Australia number from Overseas

If the caller is in Uk and wants to call for the number 5599 9999 in Adelaide of South Australia state.

The Country Code for the Australia is +61

The Area Code for Adelaide in South Australia state is 0870

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

Remove the first "0".

Call: +61 8 5599 9999

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

How to make a mobile call to South Australia from overseas?

Calling a mobile number in South Australia state 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 South Australia not work?

To a call to South 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 South Australia area code + the local number)
  • Dropping off the "0" in the area code from the area code or from the mobile telephone number when calling from outside Australia.

Special prefixes in South Australia

The following codes are used in domestic dialling to serve local activities or give urgent advice in life-threatening situations for Australia people.

  • 000 is the telephone number for Emergency (Police, Fire, Ambulance)
  • 106 is used for the hearing impaired with a TTY terminal.
  • 112 is the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number.
  • 1800 xxx xxx is the free phone number for calls from within Australia except from mobile phones.
  • 13 xx xx/ 1300 xxx xxx is the fixed (untimed) low call rate from within Australia except from mobile phones. These numbers can provide source-based routing which are used to connect with customers by organisations such as food chains.

Other State or Territory Area Codes besides South Australia area code

State/Territory Area code
Central East 02
South East 03
North East 07
Central and West 08

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