Need 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!

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

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  1. Enter the Australian exit code (0011)
  2. Enter the India country code (91)
  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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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.

country code for India (91)

This is the international code to dial into 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.

As well as this, you also want to check if your mobile plan includes international minutes when calling India. Lucky for you – our great range of SIM-only mobile plans include unlimited international calls to India!

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 India.

Area/CityArea CodeArea/CityArea CodeArea/CityArea Code
Calicut495Kollam (Quilon)474Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)431

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