Learning how to fax Australia from the United States (or elsewhere) is easy! Enter the number as follows:
011-61-[fax number in Australia]
( 61 ) is the country code for Australia, and 011 is the international access number from the United States. Be sure to prefix everything with a “9” if you normally do to get an external line outside of your company’s phone switch.
You may need to insert pauses in your dialing sequence after the “011” to allow the phone network time to connect you to an exchange. Try using a comma or “#” sign inserted between the numbers.
If you receive a bad line, you may have to lower the baud rate on your machine to ensure a noise free transmission. Give 9600 baud a try and lower from there. Be aware that the lower you set the baud rate, the longer (and more expensive) your international call will be. Graphics may transmit very slowly.
Faxing Australia is pricey. You could actually pay for a month of email faxing service for the cost of a single phone call!
Fax-to-Email Options for Australia
Sign up for a free trial with a fax to email service such as eFax or myfax. These services allow you to send international faxes through your regular email for cheaper than a single long distance phone call to Australia. If not satisfied, you can cancel the monthly service easy enough.