Naughty? Nice? Somewhere in between? If you’re not sure how Santa feels about your behaviour in 2021, there’s one simple way to find out: give him a call.

Thanks to a new initiative by Telstra, you can now call the big, beard-y guy in red and chat to him about how good you’ve been, and what gifts you might have in mind as a reward.

From today until December 24, you can call Santa from any Telstra payphone nationwide. The number to dial is 46 46 46 – or #HOHOHO.

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As Australia is facing a Santa shortage this year, the free initiative helps connect kids and families with Mr Claus this Christmastime.

Telstra will be donating $1 to the Salvation Army for every call made to Santa’s Hotline.

In August this year, the telecomms company made all calls from its network of 15,000 payphones free of charge.

Find your closest Telstra payphone.