61 Country Code – Australia Phone Code

61 is the country calling code for Australia.

Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania. The capital city of Australia is Canberra.

How to Call Australia from the UK

To call a telephone number in Australia from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Australia - 61.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Australia Country Code +61 0061
Australia Country Code +61 0061

Landlines

According to the World Bank, there were 24.48 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2013 there were 44.78 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Australia.

Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for Australia are shown in the table below.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Australia
202224.48
202125.91
202021.25
201924.45
201832.83
201734.40
201635.05
201535.68
201439.16
201344.78

In recent years, there has been a shift away from fixed-line telephone services towards mobile phone usage. This is largely due to the increasing affordability and accessibility of mobile phone plans.

While this trend is likely to continue, it is important to remember that landlines provide a reliable and affordable form of communication for many people living in remote areas.

Mobile Phone Use

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 107.03 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in Australia.

The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Australia
2022107.03
2021104.52
2020105.23
2019110.30
2018110.65
2017108.42
2016109.73
2015108.19
2014106.78
2013107.91

There are several reasons for this increase in mobile phone use. Firstly, the price of mobile phones has dropped significantly over the past few years. This has made them more affordable for everyone.

Secondly, the availability of mobile phone plans has increased. There are now many different types of plans available, that cater to different needs and budgets.

Thirdly, the range of mobile phone apps has increased exponentially. There are now apps for everything, from ordering food delivery to booking a taxi.

Finally, the mobile phone itself has become more sophisticated. The latest smartphones now have features that were once only available on laptops or desktop computers.

All of these factors have contributed to the increase in mobile phone use in Australia. Australians are now using their mobile phones for a wide range of activities, from keeping in touch with family and friends to conducting business.

Internet Usage

According to the World Bank, 96.24 per cent of the population of Australia were active internet users in 2021.

In 2012, only 79.00 per cent of the population were active internet users.

The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in Australia has changed in recent years.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in Australia (% of Population)
202196.24
202096.39
201993.61
201890.00
201786.55
201686.54
201584.56
201484.00
201383.45
201279.00

The growth in internet usage has been driven by many factors, including the increasing availability of broadband services, the proliferation of mobile devices and the increasing popularity of social media.

Broadband services have become increasingly available in Australia, with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) providing high-speed broadband to millions of homes and businesses.

Mobile devices have also become increasingly popular, with smartphones and tablets providing people with easy access to the internet on the go.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD).

The current exchange rates between the Australian dollar and the British pound (AUD to GBP, GBP to AUD) are:

  • 1 Australian dollar (AUD) = 0.527 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 1.896 AUD

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Australia – Facts and Figures

Australia is a country located in Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With an area of 7,692,024 square kilometres, it is the world’s largest island.

The coastline of mainland Australia is over 35,000 kilometres long and includes some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The Great Barrier Reef, off the northeast coast, is the world’s largest coral reef system.

The centre of Australia is largely desert. The Great Victoria Desert, the largest desert in the country, covers an area of over 350,000 square kilometres.

The southeast of Australia is home to the Snowy Mountains, which receive some of the heaviest snowfalls in the country. Mount Kosciuszko, at 2,228 metres, is the highest mountain in Australia.

The capital of Australia is Canberra, and the official language is English.

British explorer Captain James Cook arrived in Australia in 1770 and claimed it for Britain. In 1788, the British established the first of several penal colonies in Australia. Since then, Australia’s population has grown to more than 25 million people, with the majority living in urban areas along the coast. Many of today’s Australians are descended from convicts.

The economy of Australia is one of the world’s largest. The country is a major exporter of minerals, agricultural products, and services. Tourism is also a significant industry, with over nine million visitors each year.

Australia is a constitutional monarchy and a federal parliamentary democracy. The head of state is Charles III, and the head of government is the Prime Minister.

Useful information about Australia:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AU
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): AUS
  • Region: Oceania
  • Sub-region: Australia and New Zealand
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Area: 7,692,024 square km
  • Language(s): English

According to the World Bank, in 2022 the population of Australia was 26,005,540.

In 2008, the population was 21,249,199. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 4,756,341 (22.4%).

The total population by year for Australia is shown in the table below.

YearTotal Population of Australia
202226,005,540
202125,685,412
202025,649,248
201925,334,826
201824,963,258
201724,592,588
201624,190,907
201523,815,995
201423,475,686
201323,128,129
201222,733,465
201122,340,024
201022,031,750
200921,691,653
200821,249,199

The population of Australia is multicultural and diverse. The majority of the population is of British or Irish descent, but there are also significant populations of Asian and Aboriginal descent.

Map of Australia

Australia is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Australia