Test phone numbers for Australia

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April 11, 2019: I now provide a list of test phone numbers covering AU, NZ, and more.

If you’re setting up a new phone system or even a VoIP service, one of the first things you will need to do is make a few test calls to verify functionality.

While Telstra and Optus have had test numbers for years, many times these do not work from other carriers so a lot of the time you’ll end up making test calls to your mobile or even to random company IVRs. There are numerous test lines overseas, but it’s one thing that’s missing in Australia.

For this reason I decided to setup a test phone number with a suite of tests including:

  • Caller ID read back
  • DTMF test
  • Echo Test
  • Milliwatt test tone ;and
  • Music on Hold

This number has been quite useful to me, and due to popular demand I’ve decided to make it public.

If you’re in need of a telephone number, you can dial 02 8503 8000 (+61 2 8503 8000 from outside Australia). Due to abuse since this service has been launched, the service is not available to anonymous callers or those calling outside certain countries including Australia, NZ, and North America.

If you have any suggestions for improvement, get in touch.

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All calls are logged into a database, but this is only because all calls in and out of the system are logged. The call logs may be used to generate aggregated statistics and monitor for abuse but will not be used for any other purpose.