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Travel Adaptor for Australia

The electrical sockets used in Australia are type I. You will therefore need a UK 3 pin to type I adaptor in order to plug in your appliances.
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Please be aware that whilst a travel adaptor will allow you to physically plug a UK 3 pin plug into a different socket it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Australia is 230 V which is compatible with all UK appliances (UK voltage is currently specified as 230 V +10% / - 6%).

Frequency - The frequency in Australia is 50 Hz which is the same as the UK.

Special considerations - As of 2000, the mains supply voltage specified in AS 60038 is 230 V with a tolerance of +10% -6%. This was done for voltage harmonization - however 240 V is within tolerance and is commonly found. Mains voltage is still popularly referred to as being "two-forty volts". Bathrooms in hotels will often have a type I, C and A socket marked "for shavers only".

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Please note that while we take great care to give the best advice available our recommendations may not always be the most suitable for your particular circumstances. When you travel as much as we do you come to realise that some countries just don't know how to stick to the rules! Please use our recommendations responsibly and do some extra research on the particular area that you are travelling to if necessary.

Plug / Socket Types in use in
Australia


Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Type I Socket used in Australia
Type I Socket

Type I Plug used in Australia
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Capital:
Canberra
Population:
22,681,261
(2011 census)
Area:
7,741,220 km2
(2,988,902 sq mi)
   Land:
99.24 %
   Water:
0.76 %
 
 
 
 
Time Zone:
UTC +8 to +10
Dialling Code:
+61
Currency:
Australia Dollar (AUD)
Language:
English
 
 
 
 
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(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
AU
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
AUS
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