Adapter needed

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

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

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

Which types of power plugs are used in Malawi?

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

Country information

About Malawi

Flag: About Malawi

Malawi is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 18 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 118 000 km². The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe (647 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Chichewa and Swahili.

The neighbors of Malawi are Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

TLD: .mwCurrency: MWKCountry calling code: +265Country Code : MW
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Malawi?

The voltage in Malawi 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 Malawi?

The utility frequency in Malawi 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 Malawi.