Mobile phones in Australia
Using your mobile phone in Australia
Can I operate my mobile phone?
Yes. Provided you have arranged for a roaming agreement
with your service provider.
Mobile telephone network operators in Australia have established
international roaming agreements with a number of counterparts in other
countries. If there is a roaming agreement in place between your service
provider and an Australian mobile telephone network, you should be able to
arrange Australian access prior to your departure for Australia.
If a roaming agreement is not in place you will need to contact an
Australian mobile telephone service provider to arrange connection.
You will need to make prior arrangements with your communications carrier or
service provider to ensure you are able to use your mobile phone in
Mobile satellite systems
A number of satellite based systems are also able to provide cellular mobile
telephone services in Australia. Some satellite operators have licensed the
operation of all devices that use their system, including customer equipment
such as mobile terminals. Other satellite system operators have not licensed
the operation of their systems in Australia. Because of this, it is necessary
for customers to obtain a licence from the ACMA before using some mobile
satellites systems in Australia.
Last updated: 03 March 2019