Adapter needed

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

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

Vietnam und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Vietnam
AOutlets of type ACOutlets of type CDOutlets of type DOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Vietnam

Flag: About Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with about 94.3 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 331 000 km². The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi (6.4 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese and Central Khmer.

The neighbors of Vietnam are Cambodia, China and Laos.

TLD: .vnCurrency: VNDCountry calling code: +84Country Code : VN
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Vietnam?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Vietnam?

The voltage in Vietnam is 220 volts.

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Vietnam?

The utility frequency in Vietnam 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 Vietnam.