Australia offers a high-quality communications network throughout the country. Public pay phones are conveniently located in all towns and cities, in hotels, railway stations and in most public places. Local telephone calls are a fixed rate and are not timed, they are usually charged at 40 cents per call. Most phones accept coins, pre-paid phone cards and some accept major credit cards. Mobile phone coverage in Australia is also extremely good.
To make an international call to Australia, the international country code is 61, followed by the appropriate city code for (ie Sydney is 2, Melbourne is 3, etc), followed by the local number. When making an international call from Australia, you will be required to dial 0011+ the country code + area code (minus the 0) + phone number. For assistance, call International directory assistance on 1225.
Fire, police, ambulance: 000
Lifeline counselling service: 13-11-14
Poisons information: 13-11-26