Adapter needed

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

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

Kuwait und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Kuwait
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Kuwait?

Kuwait uses power plugs of type G. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Kuwait.

Country information

About Kuwait

Flag: About Kuwait

Kuwait is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with about 2.8 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 18 000 km². The capital of Kuwait is Kuwait City (60 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic and English.

The neighbors of Kuwait are Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

TLD: .kwCurrency: KWDCountry calling code: +965Country Code : KW
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Kuwait?

The voltage in Kuwait is 240 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is 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 Kuwait, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Kuwait?

The utility frequency in Kuwait 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 Kuwait.