Calling Australia from the United States explained:
- 011 - US exit code; have to be dialed first for all international calls made from the US/Canada number plan
- 61 - international country code for Australia
- US to Australia international dialing format : 011 + 61 + area code + individual phone number
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Information about country:
The territory of Australia has been populated for more than 40000 years. European colonization period starts in the early XVII century (Dutch expeditions), the British rule starts in 1788. On January 1, 1901, Australia is declared a federation and becomes a British dominion, with wide self-governing rights. The Head of State is the British Monarch. Australia has very high level of economic development and living standards. Summer Olympics of 1956 and 2000 were hosted in Australia. The symbol of Australia recognized world wide is kangaroo, however lots of other unique animals (like platypus, koala and emu) inhabit the Green Continent. Australia is the only country in the world to occupy the whole continent.
The leader at the telecommunications market is Telstra Corporation, which competes with Vodafone, SP Telemedia, Hutchison 3G, Optus, Powertel and AAPT. The development level of telecommunications in Australia is high and its growth is high.
The Constitution of Australia declares the government authority to regulate such matters as mail, telegraph, phone and 'other like services', which include as of now TV, radio , and Internet services.