Communications

By Phone

Australia uses eight digit landline phone numbers preceded by a two digit STD area code. The Northern Territory STD area code is (08) – it is the same area code used for South Australia and Western Australia. Landline numbers in Alice Springs will begin with 895- ----.

Australia’s country ID code is 61.

When calling an Alice Springs landline from outside Australia, leave out the leading '0' from the STD area code. If calling a mobile number, leave out the leading '0'.

Examples:

Calling an Alice Springs landline from outside Australia: +61 8 (followed by the eight digit number).
Calling a mobile from outside Australia: +61 4 (followed by the nine remaining digits of the mobile number).

To dial out of Alice Springs, the outgoing IDD access code from within Australia is 0011.

Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) can be called from any landline or mobile phone within urban areas, by dialling 000.

For mobile phone coverage in and around Alice Springs, please check with your provider. Telstra mobile coverage can be checked here.

If intending to hike, ride or camp in remote areas of central Australia, please consider hiring or purchasing a satellite phone for safety purposes.

By Mail

Postal services across Australia are provided by Australia Post. Australia Post also offers identity and certified document services, parcel delivery, foreign currency, travel and passport services.

In Alice Springs, the Australia Post mail office and shop is located at 33 Hartley Street in the CBD. Contact (08) 8953 4049 | 131 318.

By Internet

Many shopping centres and businesses in Alice Springs offer free public internet access via wi-fi hotspots, including the Alice Springs Airport.

Once you leave the urban area however, you will quickly be offline so ensure any essential information is downloaded to your device before you go.

To check your NBN service area, click here.

To find an internet provider, click here.