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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mobile phones

You may be able to use your existing mobile phone with a Western Australian SIM card, provided your phone has been unlocked from your original carrier service.

Using a phone and a SIM card from another country can be very expensive.

 

Emergency telephone number

000 is the free emergency number for ​​​police, ambulance and fire brigade.

 

Police assistance

Call 13 14 44 for police assistance or attendance when not an emergency.

 

International calling codes

Australia's international country calling code is +61.

Western Australia’s area code is 08. When calling a Western Australian number from overseas, you drop the 0 then dial +618 followed by the regular phone number.

Mobile phone numbers in Australia start with 04. When calling a mobile phone from outside Australia, the 0 is dropped so the number starts with +614 followed by the regular phone number.

To make an international call from Australia, dial 0011 followed by the country dialling code and the area code. Drop the zero then put in ​the regular phone number.

To find a country dialling code, visit the Telstra website.

 

Interstate area dialling codes

  • Australian Capital Territory  02

  • New South Wales                02

  • Northern Territory                08

  • ​Queensland                         07

  • South Australia                    08

  • Tasmania                             03

  • Victoria                                 03

  • Western Australia                 08

 

Mail system

Australia Post operates Australia's postal system, with mail delivered Monday to Friday. At Australia Post branches you can also pay certain bills, apply for passports and send money overseas.

Australian suburbs and towns are identified by a four-digit postcode which must be used when addressing a letter or package.

To find out more, visit the Australia Post website​.

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News


 

 

The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

 

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

 

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  

 

The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:


Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.


Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.


Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.

 

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

 

 

For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.


Fun Fact
The world’s oldest form of living organisms (stromatolites) can be found in Western Australia.