Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Saudi Arabia?

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

Saudi Arabia und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Saudi Arabia?

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

Country information

About Saudi Arabia

Flag: About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with about 27.8 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 2.1 Millionen km². The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh (5.7 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic.

The neighbors of Saudi Arabia are Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

TLD: .saCurrency: SARCountry calling code: +966Country Code : SA
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Saudi Arabia?

The voltage in Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia?

The utility frequency in Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia, you should not use the device!