Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Switzerland?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Switzerland. In Switzerland, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Switzerland und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Switzerland
COutlets of type CJOutlets of type JOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Switzerland?

Switzerland uses power plugs of type C and J. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Switzerland.

Country information

About Switzerland

Flag: About Switzerland

Switzerland is a country in Europe (Western Europe) with about 8.1 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 41 000 km². The capital of Switzerland is Bern (122 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking German, French, Italian and Romansh.

The neighbors of Switzerland are Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein and Germany.

TLD: .chCurrency: CHFCountry calling code: +41Country Code : CH
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Switzerland?

The voltage in Switzerland is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is equal to the 230 volts in Australia. This means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Switzerland?

The utility frequency in Switzerland is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Switzerland.