How to dial an international call from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The phone network of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is part of the Australian telephone numbering system. Calls from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to Australia and the Christmas Island are dialed the same as domestic Australian phone calls. Calls to other regions (including Norfolk Island and the Australian Antarctic Territory) are dialed using the Australian international call sequence.

Dialing sequence

Calling to an international location from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are dialed:

0011one to three digit numberremaining numbers
Cocos (Keeling) Island / Australian exit codedestination country codelocal phone number

First: Dial ‘0011’: The international switchboard is reached from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (and the Australian phone network) by dialing exit code ‘0011’.

Next: Dial the country code of the country being phoned: Country codes are 1 to 3 digits.

Next: Dial the destination local phone number: Local phone numbers vary in length depending on the country being called.

… from a mobile phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling from a Cocos / Australian mobile phone while roaming outside of the Australian phone network, dial the call sequence as if calling from the country where mobile phone is currently located.

When calling from a non-Australian mobile phone while roaming inside of the Australian phone network, dial the call sequence as if calling from Australia.

… from a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling from a Cocos / Australian VoIP phone while roaming outside of the Australian phone network, dial the call sequence as if calling from Australia.

When calling from a non-Australian VoIP phone while located inside of the Australian phone network, dial the call sequence as if calling from the country where the VoIP phone is registered.

… from a satellite phone

For satellite phone systems based on the Australian phone network, use the same call sequence.

Most satellite phone systems have their own country code and calling sequence independent of Australia’s.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Carrier selection and provider override

Carrier selection and provider override may or may not work from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

See our page on calling internationally from Australia for details.

Call sequence to all countries of the world

For specific calling instructions for each country, see the specific country’s calling page.

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