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Australia Australia electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Australia and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Australia, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Australia.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Australia

Here are the shape of the sockets in Australia, and the the types of plugs used in Australia :

electrical outlet socket type I in Australia
type I

plug type i  plug type i2  

Plug adapter for Australia

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Australia (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for australia

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Australia

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Australia?

In Australia, the type of electrical outlets used is the Type I. These outlets have three flat pins in a triangular shape. The top two pins are angled, while the bottom one is longer and vertical.

The current in Australia is 220-240 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Australia?

To charge the battery of your phone or computer in Australia, you can follow these simple steps:

1. Use a power adapter:

Australia uses Type I power outlets, so you may need a power adapter to connect your charger to the socket. This adapter will allow your charger's plug to fit into the Australian power outlet.

2. Check the voltage:

Make sure your charger or device supports the voltage used in Australia. Australia operates on 230-240 volts AC, so if your charger or device is only compatible with a different voltage (such as 110-120 volts AC), you will need a voltage converter or transformer. Most modern electronic devices like smartphones and laptops have built-in voltage converters and are compatible with a wide range of voltages, but it's always a good idea to double-check before plugging them in.

3. Plug in the charger:

Once you have the necessary power adapter and/or voltage converter (if required), simply plug your charger into the power outlet.

4. Connect your device:

Connect the charging cable to your phone or computer and plug it into the charger. Ensure that the connector is properly inserted into both the device and the charger.

5. Let it charge:

Leave your device connected to the charger and allow it to charge until the battery is full. The charging time will vary depending on the device and its battery capacity.

6. Disconnect and unplug:

Once your device is fully charged, safely disconnect it from the charger by unplugging the cable from both the device and the charger. Unplug the charger from the power outlet as well.

That's it! You have successfully charged the battery of your phone or computer in Australia. Remember to always use the appropriate adapters and check voltage compatibility to ensure safe and efficient charging.

Which power adapter should I buy for Australia?

If you are traveling to Australia or moving there permanently, you will need a power adapter that is compatible with the Australian electrical system. In Australia, the standard voltage is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 hertz.

The power plugs and sockets used in Australia are type I. So, you will need a power adapter that has a type I plug to fit your devices into Australian outlets.

It is recommended to buy a universal travel adapter that can handle multiple types of plugs, including type I. This will allow you to charge your devices and use electrical appliances from other countries as well.

Make sure that the power adapter you choose has a voltage range compatible with 230 volts. Additionally, consider purchasing an adapter with surge protection to safeguard your devices from power fluctuations.

You can find a variety of power adapters for Australia online or at local electronics stores. It is advisable to purchase one before your trip to avoid any inconvenience or difficulty finding one once you arrive in Australia.

What are the 20 largest cities in Australia?

The 20 largest cities in Australia are:

  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Perth
  5. Adelaide
  6. Gold Coast
  7. Canberra
  8. Newcastle
  9. Central Coast
  10. Wollongong
  11. Sunshine Coast
  12. Hobart
  13. Geelong
  14. Townsville
  15. Cairns
  16. Darwin
  17. Toowoomba
  18. Ballarat
  19. Bendigo
  20. Albury