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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

Advice on visas relating to COVID-19

21 May 2020

Migration Services is unable to answer enquiries directly relating to your visa. 

For visa enquiries please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 or visit their website at immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

For enquiries related to COVID-19 you can visit the dedicated 'COVID-19 and the border' pages.  

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