To perform an Australian reverse-phone-lookup correctly, an individual will need to use social media, Australian contact info databases, and Google.com.au as an investigative aid. This is how Australians can find out who a phone number belongs to.
Unfortunately, Australian paid phone lookup services will offer little to no help.
This might seem to make an Australian reverse phone lookup appear like a difficult ordeal. There are multiple on-line Australian phone research services on the internet that will promise results for a small amount of money. However, many of these Australian reverse-phone-lookup services are simply clickbait scams or are just trying to get a small fee from the Australian citizen:
These AU services will not be able to provide the Australian phone number information the user is looking for.
Furthermore, Australia protects the cellular phone data for their Australian population, so an AU service that claims to offer reverse phone lookups in Australia is almost always a scam. A DIY reverse lookup will always be the best option.
Australian Phone Lookup Using Cyber Investigation
So, is an Australian reverse-phone-lookup even possible? Yes, but it will require an OSINT effort. OSINT, or open-source intelligence, is the use of public information to gain intelligence or “info.”
Public Numbers in Australia
Fortunately, a lot of Australian telephone numbers in Australia are available to the pubic, they are just surrounded by a lot of other data/ info which makes the task of a reverse number lookup require some work.
AU Phone Numbers on the Net
By available to the public, we mean the AU numbers are available on the net. So, how does an Australian start to perform a correct AU reverse phone lookup? By free reverse phone lookup methods. This is done by utilizing Google.com.au, on-line Australian directories, and social media. These are just a few of the ways to perform a quality and "no cost" reverse phone lookup in Australia.
Australian Reverse Phone Search Summary
Use the Google.com.au Search Operator: "Exact Phrase Match." This is used in our Free Google Reverse Phone Lookup Tool!
Insert the number in Australian phone number directories, such as Australia White Pages.
Do a number lookup by searching the AU number in social media platforms.
Google.com.au Reverse Phone Lookup
Google.com.au is typically where an Australian should start when beginning a reverse phone lookup to search for an AU citizen. This is a great way to start an AU phone number research task when it is combined with "Google Search Operators."
This also answers the question:
"how do I do an Australian reverse phone lookup for free on Google.com.au?"
The answer is using Google Search Operators. Search Operators are special text characters and commands that greatly extend the capabilities of a regular Google.com.au search.
Google.com.au Search Operator
The one Google.com.au Search Operator that works with an Australian phone number lookup is quotes (""). This Operator searches Google.com.au for 100% the exact phrase that is being searched within the quotes:
The Australian phone number!
If the Australian phone number is searched inside quotes, only results containing that number will appear. This will get rid of a near infinite amount of unwanted similar Australian phone numbers that will not help in the AU phone number search.
Australia Phone Number Directories
AU phone numbers, including cell numbers, can also be found in on-line Australian directories. This means that the AU telephone number information is sometimes located on the "Dark Web."
The Dark Web is not as scary as the media makes it out to be
Rather, The Dark Web is just the part of the internet that is not able to be accessed by Google.com.au and many on-line Australian directories have information that requires access to their database.
A lot of these Australian databases won't be indexed by Google.com.au/ other search engines. So, this means that looking up a number through AU directories will need a lot of work. The telephone number will have to be searched in the search-box of each AU directory that has a database that is not indexed by Google.com.au. These Australian directories can be phone lookup services such as White Pages Australia.
Australia Phone Lookup Via Social Media
As with on-line AU directories, social media accounts will sometimes have cellular phone information that is not accessible by Google.com.au.
Many Australian social media users will have their AU phone information available with a fast search in the social media's search box. Similar to AU directories, the phone number will need to be searched individually in each of the social media platforms.
It should be obvious now why Australian paid phone lookup services cannot be used. These AU services are always disingenuous and if they can get information on an AU telephone number, it will be fragmented information that has been aggregated from Google.com.au. This is true even for services that claim to be the best free Australian reverse phone lookup service.
The free Australian services are usually just trying to get and sell personal data from the Australian population.
Thankfully, a basic reverse AU phone lookup can be done simply and without a paid or free service. All one has to do is utilize Google.com.au, AU databases, and social media. After these three basic steps, an Australian phone search will yield the most accurate information available.
Australia Phone Number Area Code List
New South Wales: 02
Western Australia: 08
South Australia: 08
Northern Territory: 08
Australian Cellular Phone: 04
About the Author
Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 14 years as a Professional Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of many investigative training programs in various capacities. Peter has helped many Australians on their journey to learning to utilize search engines to their full potential.