Numbers proposed for use
From time to time, the ACMA creates additional numbers through a variation to the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 1997 (the Numbering Plan). The Numbering Plan sets out the numbering of carriage services in Australia, and the use of numbers in connection with the supply of such services. More information about new numbers proposed for use.
All numbers specified for use
View a table of the prefixes in which numbers are specified for use in various areas around Australia.
Reprogrammable customer premises equipment (CPE) must be reprogrammed to ensure the smooth introduction of new geographic numbers. If CPE is not reprogrammed, businesses may not be able to dial new numbers.
Equipment reprogrammers can subscribe to email alerts about the introduction of new prefixes by registering with the ACMA's online numbering database (NUMB) as a Registered Inquirer. Once registered, you will receive the details of new prefixes entered into NUMB and modifications to existing arrangements.
Register for electronic updates
You can subscribe to email alerts about the introduction of new prefixes by registering with the ACMA's electronic numbering database (NUMB) as a Registered Inquirer. Once registered, you'll receive details about new prefixes entered in the database, and modifications to existing arrangements.
10 year plan for numbers
A number of the prefixes specified for use are not, as yet, available for allocation to carriage service providers (CSPs). These prefixes will be released as numbers run out.
Further information about these prefix areas and when they might be released is avialable in the 10 year plan for numbers (PDF, 220 kb).
Australian geographic numbers were extended to eight digits between 1994 and 1999. Further information about the move to 8-digit numbers.