how to call India from Australia

Quick answerNeed help figuring out how to call your friends and family back in India? You've come to the right place.

When calling an Indian phone number, the country code of +91 needs to entered, followed by the Indian area code and a local (or mobile) number in order to complete the call.

e.g - To dial the Indian number (22) 5555 5678 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +91 22 5555 5678

If calling from a landline, replace the + sign with 0011 followed by 91 (Indian country code) and then the Indian area code and local number.

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Understanding international dialling codes can be quite tricky. You need the country code, the area code. It also helps to have a plan with unlimited international calls. Even knowing when to remove a zero or add a + sign to the number can be a damn-right headache!

Thankfully, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to know about calling India from Australia. So read on and get typing, the world is only a phone call away!


calling India from an Australian mobile

  1. Enter the + on your dial pad.* This is usually done by holding down the 0 key
  2. Enter the Indian country code (91)
  3. Enter the Indian area code
  4. Enter the Indian local number

* Your phone automatically converts the "+" into the correct international exit code (depending on what country the phone is being used). This allows callers to use the same stored number no matter what county they are in. This is a great feature if you’re travelling abroad, using international roaming and calling your contacts while abroad.

Also remember to remove the first 0 if the area code/mobile number starts with 0

For example:

If you want to call the Indian number:

(22) 5555 5678 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +91 22 5555 5678

calling India from a mobile, plus 91 country code, 22 area code, 55555678 local number


calling India from an Australian landline

  1. Enter the Australian exit code (0011)
  2. Enter the India country code (64)
  3. Enter the India area code
  4. Enter the India local number

Also remember to remove the first 0 if the area code/mobile number starts with 0

For example:

If you want to call the Indian number:

(22) 5555 5678 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 91 22 5555 5678

calling India from a landline, 0011 exit code, 91 country code, 22 area code, 55555678 local number


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Indian calling codes explained

Australian exit code (0011)

This number dials you out of Australia, allowing you to call international numbers. It is the same number no matter where you call in the world.

Indian country code (91)

This is the international code to dial into the India.

Indian area code

This code lets you dial into a part of the country. It’s generally area or city specific and normally comes attached the local number.

Local number

This is the telephone number you want to call.

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Indian area codes

If you're dialling an Indian landline, then you need to make sure you include an area code.

If calling a Indian mobile number then no area code needs to be added, just leave the number as is.

Most landline numbers come with their area codes already attached. But in case it doesn’t, here are the different area codes around New Zealand.

Area/CityArea Code Area/CityArea Code Area/CityArea Code
Agra562Ghaziabad120Mysore821
Ahmadabad79Gorakhpur551Mumbai22
Aligarh571Guntur863Nagpur712
Allahabad532Gurgaon124Nasik253
Amravati721Guwahati361Noida120
Amritsar183Gwalior751Patna612
Asansol341Hubli-Dharwad836Puducherry413
Aurangabad240Hyderabad40Pune20
Bangalore80Indore731Raipur771
Bareilly581Jabalpur761Rajkot281
Belgaum831Jaipur141Ranchi651
Bhavnagar278Jalandhar181Saharanpur132
Bhilai788Jammu191Salem427
Bhiwandi2522Kannur497Siliguri353
Bhopal755Jamshedpur657Solapur217
Bhubaneswar674Jodhpur291Srinagar194
Bikaner151Kanpur512Surat261
Calcutta33Kochi484Thrissur487
Calicut495Kollam (Quilon)474Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)431
Chandigarh172Kota744Tiruppur421
Coimbatore422Lucknow522Trivandrum471
Cuttack671Ludhiana161Vadodara265
Dehradun135Madurai452Varanasi542
Delhi11Malappuram483Vasai-Virar250
Dhanbad326Mangalore824Vijayawada866
Faizabad5278Meerut121Visakhapatnam891
Faridabad129Moradabad591Warangal870