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Australia’s best virtual reception services

Businesses of all sizes rely on our virtual receptionists to provide customers with a warm and personable caller experience. Leave the call answering to us so you have more time to grow your business, without the worry of missed opportunities.


All of our call answering plans feature the following …

Australian receptionists

Calls are answered by professionals in Australia, with overflow support to ensure a fast speed of answer.

24/7 live call answering

We operate all day, every day, so we can answer your calls around the clock if you turn on after-hours live answering.

No lock-in contract

Month-to-month subscriptions and no cancellation fees mean flexibility to scale up (or down) as needs change.

Instant emails or texts

Immediately receive a message by email or SMS after each call, including caller details and the reason for their call.

Mobile app & portal

Our free smartphone app or online portal gives you full control to manage your service anywhere, any time.

1300/1800 numbers

Forward your existing business number to the free local number provided or upgrade to a 1300 or 1800 number.

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Our call answering services are designed for businesses of any size in any industry

Call answering services for businesses of any size

Whether you need a simple message service or a virtual receptionist/assistant to take orders, input leads into your CRM or book appointments while providing a seamless caller experience, we have a solution to suit. Each service’s inclusions, in addition to the standard features above, are listed below for comparison.

Whether you need a simple message service or a virtual receptionist/assistant to take orders, input leads into your CRM or book appointments, we have a solution to suit. Compare our services below.

  MessageExpress MyReceptionist MyAssistant MyDiary
Compare our
live call
answering
services

Call answering and message taking for one individual or team.

from
$19*
per month
Hear a sample call
See pricing

Messages, support and call transfers for multiple staff or departments.

from 
$29*
per month
Hear a sample call
See pricing

Tailored scripting and virtual assistance for unlimited staff or departments.

from
$49*
per month
Hear a sample call
See pricing

Appointment booking and diary management using your preferred software.

from
$49*
per month
Hear a sample call
See pricing

Caller greeting Personalised Fully customised Fully customised Fully customised
List staff or departments One person or team Unlimited contacts Unlimited contacts Unlimited contacts
Collect information from callers 3 details 5 details Up to 11 details Up to 11 details
Warm call transfers  
Advise business hours/location  
Answer common questions  
Scripted questions & responses    
Quote fees & take payments    
CRM input or submit online forms    
Appointment scheduling      
Diary management      
  About MessageExpress Enquire now About MyReceptionistTry our 7-day free trial About MyAssistantEnquire now About MyDiaryEnquire now

* Plus GST. Additional charges may apply for add-ons. Refer to Terms & Conditions.

MessageExpress

Call answering and message taking for one individual or team.

from $19 per month*
  • Australian receptionists
  • No lock-in contract
  • Personalised greeting
  • Instant email or SMS messages
  • One person or team listed as message recipient
  • Mobile app & portal
  • 24/7 service upgrade option
  • 1300/1800 number upgrade option

MyReceptionist

Messages, support and call transfers for multiple staff or departments.

from $29 per month*
  • Australian receptionists
  • No lock-in contract
  • Instant email or SMS messages
  • Mobile app & portal
  • 24/7 service upgrade option
  • 1300/1800 number upgrade option
  • Fully customised greeting
  • Warm call transfers
  • Multiple staff or departments listed as message or transfer contacts
  • Collect 5 pieces of info
  • Advise business hours/location

MyAssistant

Tailored scripting and virtual assistance for unlimited staff or departments.

from $49 per month*
  • Australian receptionists
  • No lock-in contract
  • Instant email or SMS messages
  • Mobile app & portal
  • 24/7 service upgrade option
  • 1300/1800 number upgrade option
  • Fully customised greeting
  • Warm call transfers
  • Multiple staff or departments listed as message or transfer contacts
  • Advise business hours/location
  • Collect 11 pieces of info
  • Custom scripting or FAQs
  • CRM input or online form submissions
  • Quote fees & take payments

MyDiary

Appointment booking and diary management using your preferred software.

from $49 per month*
  • Australian receptionists
  • No lock-in contract
  • Instant email or SMS messages
  • Mobile app & portal
  • 24/7 service upgrade option
  • 1300/1800 number upgrade option
  • Fully customised greeting
  • Warm call transfers
  • Multiple staff or departments listed as message or transfer contacts
  • Advise business hours/location
  • Collect 11 pieces of info
  • Custom scripting or FAQs
  • CRM input or online forms
  • Quote fees & take payments
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Diary management

* Plus GST. Additional charges may apply for add-ons. Refer to Terms & Conditions.

We answer in less than 4 rings

We take great pride in answering calls in less than 10 seconds on average, which means you avoid losing frustrated callers to your competitors.

We answer in less than 4 rings

We take great pride in answering calls in less than 10 seconds on average, which means you avoid losing frustrated callers to your competitors.

We answer in less than 4 rings

We take great pride in answering calls in less than 10 seconds on average, which means you avoid losing frustrated callers to your competitors.

FAQs

Many callers hang up when their call goes to voicemail, so you can miss out on vital conversations or leads.  Ensuring your calls are answered by a live person, increases customer satisfaction, builds loyalty and improves your opportunity to create a rapport and obtain caller details. Live call answering also allows you to screen calls, as you can advise your receptionist to transfer or take messages for only those call types you wish to receive.  Once answered, you can see each message as it’s taken and prioritise who you will call back first. Live call answering increases revenue through better customer connections, reduces costs as you’re not paying for a full time receptionist and helps you to be more efficient with your time.

Yes! OfficeHQ is a privately-owned Australian company. Our head office is on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, with about 90% of our entire Australian team – including our virtual receptionists – based in that region.

Our telecommunications network extends to 66 telephone exchanges, giving us the largest range of local numbers of any Australian virtual reception services provider.

Yes, our receptionist can answer calls you’d usually miss.  You may be on another call or simply unable to answer because you’re busy at the time. Our receptionists will take a detailed message and send to you instantly by email or SMS. Many clients who subscribe to our service are surprised when they learn how many calls they’d been missing prior to having their calls answered by OfficeHQ.

Transferring calls to OfficeHQ is easy. To have our team of virtual receptionists answer your calls, simply:

  1. Decide whether you wish to forward calls immediately to OfficeHQ (the best solution for most businesses) or have calls forwarded after a delay.
  2. Identify the call forwarding codes for your telecommunications provider. Most providers publish these codes on their websites.
  3. Use the codes to enable your calls to be forwarded to the unique phone number that we’ve allocated to you.

For more information, check out our article Forwarding Your Business Phone to OfficeHQ’s Reception Team, which outlines:

Yes. This is referred to as “call overflow”.

A lot of companies require their phone calls to be answered only when they are unable to take the call themselves. For example, if you step out of the office for an hour or your in-house receptionist goes to lunch, is on leave or is busy on another call and you have multiple calls coming in at the one time.

You can set your business phone number to divert (to the unique local phone number we allocate your business during the Free Trial setup process) only when the phone rings for more than a specified period (such as after 5 rings) or if your line is busy/engaged.

In such instances our receptionists will then answer the phone as if we were in your office. You’re always in control and can relax knowing you will never miss another important call again! 

Yes.  Our receptionists are available 24/7 and you can opt-in to receive after hours live call answering on any OfficeHQ subscription.  Without after hours call answering turned on, our receptionists will answer your calls between 8:00am and 6:00pm on weekdays.  If you need after hours call answering, please let us know when you sign up or contact us.

Yes – if you’re on a MyAssistant or MyDiary plan.  For MessageExpress and MyReceptionist plans, calls are always answered by our team in Australia whenever possible – and that’s the case for the majority of calls – with overflow support available from our teams in the UK and the US during unforeseen peaks in call volumes.  This enables us to ensure your calls are always answered as fast as possible, reducing the risk of call abandonment. We know Average Speed of Answer (ASA) is very important to our clients and one of our key differentiators is that we’re able to answer calls in under 10 seconds, on average.

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What our customers say on Google

They have made business life so much easier to run. They are also very quick to amend any issues we may see to ensure our business runs smoothly.
Christopher Rickson 8 days ago
The best thing I have done for my business. Now potential customers are answered on time and in the most professional way.
John Tamos 1 month ago
OfficeHQ were always professional and just nicest people on the other end of the line! I have no hesitation in recommending them for a reception service.
Natasha Burns 3 months ago
Really great service for small businesses. Prompt, helpful and lots of ways to keep your business running without you needing to be in the room.
Ellen Baron 8 months ago
We used this service for many years. Very professional, easy to use and manage – would recommend without question.
Andy Thomson 9 months ago
They happily and professionally dealt with many of my calls when we were a little short-staffed. Great service.
Daniel Hillier 10 months ago
Highly recommend! Best peace of mind when you need your customers spoken to by professionals. Highly tailored, flexible to suit our business needs. Well worth it!
Jack Sandher 11 months ago

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Put Australia’s leading virtual receptionist solution to the test! We’re ready to answer your phone FREE for 7 days.

What does the free trial include?

Our free trial is based on our MyReceptionist service, with virtual receptionists able to take messages and transfer calls based on your availability settings.

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