Australia Post runs Australia's postal system. Mail is delivered to households each week day.
Each Australian suburb and town is identified by a four-digit post code. Victorian post codes begin with the number 3. It is important to use postcodes in Australian mailing addresses.
For more details on the postal system including postage costs and the location of postal offices in Victoria, visit the Australia Post website.
In Australia, there are several telecommunications providers including Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Providers usually offer discounts for combining your home phone, mobile phone and internet services.
Local phone calls in Australia are low cost and not timed. Higher rates can apply to long distance domestic and international phone calls and mobile phones - these calls are timed.
International rates vary from country to country and depend on your service provider and your contract. Pre-paid phone cards are often a cost-effective option for international phone calls. These cards can be purchased at newsagents, convenience store or online.
The two main directories are:
Calls to and from mobile phones are usually more expensive than calls to and from fixed lines. There are several mobile phone service providers offering different phones and packages. Pre-paid mobile phones are also an option.
In Australia, broadband internet service is available in most metropolitan and regional areas. There are many internet service providers available across Australia and most offer packages that bundle internet services with mobile and landline services.
Visit Phone Choice for information and advice on phones and internet access.