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New Zealand Telephone Calling Codes

Emergency number

Dial 111 - fire, police, ambulance

Calling within New Zealand

NZ National Access Code 0

Area Codes


9 - Northland, the Bay of Islands, Auckland
7 - Coromandel, Bay of Plenty (Tauranga), Waikato (Hamilton)
6 - Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Palmerston North
4 - Wellington and Wairarapa
3 - The South Island (Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill)

20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 29, 272, 274, 276 are NZ mobile phone prefixes

National calls within NZ

To make a call to Auckland from anywhere within New Zealand (but outside of Auckland itself) you need to dial our national access code (0) followed by the area code for Auckland (9) followed by the seven-digit telephone number. For example 09 123 4567.

Local calls within NZ

To make a local call (to a number located in the same town or city that you are in), just dial the seven-digit telephone number. For example 123 4567.

Calls to New Zealand

NZ International Access Code 64 followed by the single digit town/region code (e.g. 9 for Auckland), then the seven digit telephone number. For example, 64 9 123 4567.

International calls from NZ

For example, to call New York in the United States from anywhere in New Zealand you need to dial our international access code (00) followed by the country code for the United States (1) followed by the area code for New York (212) followed by the seven-digit telephone number. For example - 00 1 212 123 4567.

Directory Assistance

Directory Assistance in NZ: dial 018
International Directory Service: dial 0172

Public Phones

Most cities/towns have public telephone boxes. Most public phone boxes require phone-cards, but a few will accept coins. Phone cards can be purchased from convenience stores, petrol stations and book shops, and come in $5 , $10 , $20 and $50 denominations.