Adapter needed

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

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

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

Which types of power plugs are used in Zimbabwe?

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

Country information

About Zimbabwe

Flag: About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 14.2 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 391 000 km². The capital of Zimbabwe is Harare (1.5 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Shona, South Ndebele and North Ndebele.

The neighbors of Zimbabwe are Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.

TLD: .zwCurrency: ZWLCountry calling code: +263Country Code : ZW
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Zimbabwe?

The voltage in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Zimbabwe?

The utility frequency in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe.