how to call Malaysia from Australia

Quick answer When calling a phone number, the country code of +60 needs to be entered, followed by the area code in Malaysia and a local (or mobile) number in order to complete the call.

e.g - To dial the number in Malaysia (03) 4044 1241 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +60 3 4044 1241

If calling from a landline, replace the + sign with 0011 followed by 60 (country code of Malaysia) and then the Malaysia area code and local number.

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Understanding international dialling codes can be quite tricky. You will need the country code and 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 summarised everything you’ll need to know about calling Malaysia from Australia. So read on and get dialling, the world is only a phone call away!


calling Malaysia from an Australian mobile

  1. Enter the + on your dial pad.* This is usually done by holding down the 0 key
  2. Enter the country code for Malaysia (60)
  3. Enter the area code in Malaysia you want to dial
  4. Finally, enter the local number of your family or friend

* 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 a landline number in Malaysia:

For example, (03) 4044 1241 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +60 3 4044 1241

calling a landline number in Malaysia from a mobile

If you want to call a mobile number in Malaysia:

For example, 016 888 8888 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +60 16 888 8888

calling a mobile number in Malaysia from a mobile

calling Malaysia from an Australian landline

  1. Enter the Australian exit code (0011)
  2. Enter the country code for Malaysia (60)
  3. Enter the area code in Malaysia you want to dial
  4. Finally, enter the local number of your family or friend

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

For example:

If you want to call a landline number in Malaysia:

For example, (03) 4044 1241 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 60 3 4044 1241

calling a landline number in Malaysia from a landline

If you want to call a mobile number in Malaysia:

For example, 016 888 8888 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 60 16 888 8888

calling a mobile number in Malaysia from a landline


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calling codes from Malaysia 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.

country code for Malaysia (60)

This is the international code to dial into Malaysia.

area code for Malaysia

The area code to dial into specific areas of the country for Malaysia.

Local number

This is the telephone number you want to call.


area codes in Malaysia

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

If calling a mobile number in Malaysia 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 a few different area codes around Malaysia.

Area CodeArea/City
03Kuala Lampur
03Selangor
03Shah Alam
04Kedah
04Kulim
04Penang
05Ipoh
05Pahang
06Johor
07Johor
09Kelantan
082Sarawak
083Sarawak
084Sarawak
085Sarawak
086Sarawak
087Sabah
088Sabah
089Sabah