number guides are accessible at post offices, and prices vary.
are widely available from assorted retail outlets.
collection by courier is available in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide,
Perth and Sydney.
services are hard to access in the outback.
cafes are widespread in all capital cities including over 24 outlets
in Tasmania, and individual hotels may also provide facilities.
ISP's include BigPond, Hunterlink,
Tassienet and Telstra.
services for national and international telecommunications
International Direct Dialing is accessible.
country code is 61.
outgoing international code is 0011.
payphones green, red, blue or gold, and red phones only allow
local calls to be made from them. Blue, gold and green phones
have International Direct Dialing and Subscriber Trunk Dial (IDD
local phone call costs 40c and Telstra Smart Phone cards can be
bought at supermarkets, newsagents and chemists. These can be
bought in denominations of A $20, A $10
and A $5, and used for local, international or STD calls.
Credit phones can be found at airports,
city centre locations and many hotels, these take most major credit
payphones are available in parts of Sydney and Melbourne, these
have a touch screen which allows users to gain access to information
services and tourist information, which can be printed off. Phone
cards for these telephones can be bought at local shops.
System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900 and 1800 networks are
network providers include: Optus,
Telstra and Vodafone.
coverage extends to all main cities including Tasmainia, whilst
access in the more isolated areas is limited.
handsets are not compatible.
offices exist in all the main towns of every State.
office hours are Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, some
post office are also open Saturdays 9.00 am to 12.00 am.
are often offered at hotel and motel reception areas and selected
Restante facilities are accessible at selected post offices throughout
Australia, and mail is held for 30 days free of charge.
major daily newspapers are The Australian Financial Review and
The weekly newspapers with the largest circulation are the Sunday
Mail and the Sunday Telegraph.
Newspapers usually have a high circulation throughout the continent.
World Service and Voice
of America can be received. From time to time the frequencies
vary and the most up to date can be found online.