Bali Info

Phoning in Indonesia
How to make phone calls in Indonesia

Our guide on getting to grips with Indonesian phone codes, calling to and from Indonesia, and useful phone numbers.
Making phone calls within Indonesia

Indonesian landline numbers use area codes. When phoning to a different area within Indonesia, you would add the domestic long-distance code, ‘0’, then the area code, followed by the rest of the phone number. The area code for Jakarta for example, is ‘21’, so if you were phoning a Jakarta landline from Bali, you would key in ‘021’ and then the rest of the phone number. Area codes begin with ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘4’, ‘5’, ‘6’, ‘7’ or ‘9’ and can be two or three digits long. For calls within the country, area codes are all preceded by a 0(for instance, 0361 for Kuta/Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Ubud, 0363 for Candidasa, 0370 for Lombok, and so on). Dial the city or area code preceded by a 0, and then the local number (for example, 0362/000000). For mobile phones, add a 0 to the number.

To make a landline call to a local landline phone, do not include the local code (that is, dial 1234567 not 0361/1234567).

To place a direct international call from Indonesia: Dial the international access code (00), plus the country code, the area or city code, and the number (for example, to call the U.S., you’d dial 00 1 000/000-0000). International country codes are: Australia, 61; Canada, 1; New Zealand, 64; U.K., 44; U.S., 1.

To reach the international operator: Dial 102.

Bali generally has good network coverage. In the mountains you may find patches where there is limited network coverage but you are never far from a phone line that works. The cheapest way to make any international calls is through Skype ( or any voice-over Internet protocol services. In Lombok, phones are available in the cities and all tourist areas and all mobile phones work in these areas, too. In some of the more remote areas, particularly close to mountains, signals can fail.

The length of phone numbers varies, so if a number looks wrong that doesn’t mean it necessarily is. Some phone numbers have eight digits, others have seven, whilst mobile number length can vary from ten to twelve digits depending on the payment plan.

Numbers to know 

It’s always a good idea to know the emergency numbers for the country you’re living in:Police: 110

Police – General EmergenciesTel: 110 / 112 (SMS 1717)
Ambulance and RescueTel: 118
FireTel: 113
Medical EmergenciesTel: 119
Tourist Police (Bali)Tel: (0361) 754 599 / (0361) 224 111
Tourist Police (Jakarta)Tel: (021) 526 4073

Other useful numbers include:

  • Domestic call operator: 100 & 106
  • International call operators (dependent on service providers): 101 & 107
Don’t know where’s your consulate in Bali or you lost your passport?

Australia (Incl. Canada & New Zealand )
Jl. Tantular 32, Renon, Denpasar
P. 241 118

Brazil (Honorary Consulate )
Jl. Kayu Aya 20c, Seminyak
P. 844 6530
Emergency: 0818 344 928

Chile (Honorary Consulate )
Jl. Pengembak Gg. 1/3 , Sanur
P. 756 781

Czech Republic (Honorary Consulate )
Jl. Pengembak 17 , Sanur
P. 286 465

Denmark (Honorary Consulate )
Ruko Sunset Indah No. 1, Kav. 3
Jl. Sunset Road No. 89, Kuta
P. 821 6979

France (Consular Agency )
Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 1, Sanur
P. 285 485

Germany (Honorary Consulate )
Jl. Pantai Karang No. 17, Sanur
P. 288 535

Hungary (Honorary Consulate )
Marintur – Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219 Sanur
P. 287 701

Italy (Vice Consulato )
Lotus Enterprise Building,
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran
P. 701 005

Japan (Consulate General )
Jl. Raya Puputan No. 170,
Renon Denpasar
P. 227 628

Malaysian Consulate
AlamKulKul Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Legian
P. 752 520

Mexico (Honorary Consulate )
Puri Astina Bld, Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No. 1A,
Renon – Denpasar
P. 223 266

Netherlands (Honorary Consulate)
Jl. Raya Kuta No. 127 – Kuta
P. 761 502

New Zealand (Honorary Consulate)
Siti Indriyani Siddik, Taman Berawa,
Jl. Subaksari no.10, Tegalgundul, Canggu
M. 081 999 477 552

Spain (Honorary Consulate )
Komplek Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Vallet No. 11
Jl. Patih Djelantik, Kuta
P. 769 286

Swedish, Finnish & Norway Consulate
c/o Hotel Segara Village
Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur,
P. 282 223
M. 081 7972 3658

Switzerland & Austria (Consulate)
Jl. Patih Jelantik, Komplek Istana Kuta Galeri,
Bok Valvet2 #12 – Kuta
P. 751 735

USA (Consular Agency )
Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Tanjung Bungkak –
P. 233 605

United Kingdom (Honorary Consulate )
Jl. Tirta Nadi 2, No. 20 – Sanur
P. 270 601

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