how to call New Zealand from Australia

Quick answerWondering how to call New Zealand from Australia? Here's everything you'll need to know about calling your Kiwi friends and family.

When calling a New Zealander phone number, the country code of +64 needs to entered, followed by the NZ area code and local number in order to complete the call (remember to remove the first 0 from the area code/mobile number)

e.g - To dial the New Zealand number (09) 361 4595 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +64 9 361 4595

If calling from a landline, replace the + sign with 0011 followed by 64 (NZ country code) and then the NZ area code and local number.

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Understanding international dialing 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 New Zealand from Australia. So read on and get typing, the world is only a phone call away!


calling New Zealand from an Australian mobile

  1. Enter the + on your dial pad.* This is usually done by holding down the 0 key
  2. Enter the NZ country code (64)
  3. Enter the NZ area code
  4. Enter the NZ 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 NZ number:

(09) 361 4595 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +64 9 361 4595

calling NZ from a mobile, plus 64 country code, 9 area code, 3614595 local number


calling New Zealand from an Australian landline

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

(09) 361 4595 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 64 9 361 4595

calling NZ from a mobile, exit code 0011, 64 country code, 9 area code, 3614595 local number


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NZ 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.

NZ country code (64)

This is the international code to dial into the New Zealand.

NZ 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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NZ area codes

If you're dialing a NZ landline, then you need to make sure you include an area code.

If calling a NZ 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/City

Area Code

Area/City

Area Code

Area/City

Area Code

Auckland

9

Hastings

6

Rotorua

7

Blenheim

3

Invercargill

3

Taupo

7

Christchurch

3

Napier

6

Tauranga

7

Dunedin

3

Nelson

3

Wanaka

3

Gisborne

6

New Plymouth

6

Wanganui

6

Greymouth

3

Palmerston North

6

Wellington

4

Hamilton

7

Queenstown

3

Whangarei

9