Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Norfolk Island?

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

Norfolk Island und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Norfolk Island?

Norfolk Island uses power outlets of type I. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Norfolk Island.

Country information

About Norfolk Island

Flag: About Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is a country in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) with about 2 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 36 km². The capital of Norfolk Island is Kingston (900 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

Norfolk Island does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .nfCurrency: AUDCountry calling code: +672Country Code : NF
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Norfolk Island?

The voltage in Norfolk Island is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

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 Norfolk Island, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Norfolk Island?

The utility frequency in Norfolk Island is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. 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 Norfolk Island, 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 Norfolk Island, you should not use the device!