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COMMUNICATION

TELEPHONES

International Direct Dial (IDD) calls can be made from most public phones. Country code is 61. Outgoing international code is 0011.

To make an international call: dial the International Access Code (0011) then the Country Code, then the Area Code, then the Telephone Number. If the area code you are dialling begins with "0" (0171 for London) omit the "0" : 0011 + 44+ 171 + telephone number.

USEFUL NUMBERS


Directory Assistance (Australia) 1223
Directory Assistance (International) 1225
Reverse Charge calls 12550

Minimum cost of a local phone call from public telephones is 50c. Most public telephones in Australia now use pre-paid phonecards that can be purchased from post offices, newsagents, kiosks and tourist information centres. Phonecards are available in denominations of A$5, $10 and $20 and can be used for local, STD or international calls.

Creditphones, which take most major credit cards, can be found at airports, city-centre locations and many hotels.

POSTAL INFORMATION

Cost of a standard letter within Australia is 60 cents.


For letters to: USA
UK
Europe   
Africa
NZ
Japan
$1.05
$1.20
$1.20
$1.20
$0.75
$0.95


There are post offices in all main towns of every State.
Opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Most post offices are also open Saturday 9am to 12 midday.
Stamps are often available at hotel and motel receptions areas and most newsagents.

Post to Europe and the US takes between four and ten days.

Postcards to the UK and Europe cost $1, to the USA 95 cents.
All international aerogrammes cost 75 cents.

For any enquiries call Australia Post on 13 1317.

FAXES:

All post offices send faxes.



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