Adapter needed

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

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

Guyana und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Guyana
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BDOutlets of type DGOutlets of type GOutlets
120 / 240 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Guyana?

Guyana uses power plugs of type A, B, D and G. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Guyana.

Country information

About Guyana

Flag: About Guyana

Guyana is a country in America (South America) with about 735 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 215 000 km². The capital of Guyana is Georgetown (235 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

The neighbors of Guyana are Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela.

TLD: .gyCurrency: GYDCountry calling code: +592Country Code : GY
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Guyana?

The voltage in Guyana is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Guyana supply electricity with a voltage of 120 or 240 volts.

The voltage consequently is sometimes higher than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Guyana, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Guyana?

The utility frequency in Guyana is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is higher than the 50 Hertz in use in Australia. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Guyana, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Guyana, you should not use the device!