Setting Up Home

Find out how to get power, water and gas turned on: details on the essential domestic services and utilities you'll need for your home in Gibraltar...

There are two main utility providers in Gibraltar; Aquagib for water supply, and the Gibraltar Electric Authority for electricity supply.

Domestic Electricity Supply

Gibraltar's electricity supply is 240 volts AC with a frequency of 50 hertz. For non-standard equipment, a transformer or adaptor is required unless the appliance has a multi-voltage option. Electrical appliances and equipment bought in one European country can usually be used in another.

However, many countries across the world use different supply voltages. For example, in the US, the standard electricity supply is 120 Volts, meaning that the two power systems are not compatible. A US appliance can only be used in Gibraltar (and vice versa) if the appliance is dual rated, or clearly marked with both 120v/60Hz and 240v/50Hz.

Plugs and Sockets

There are two main types of plug sockets used in Gibraltar. The standard re-wireable 3-pin mains plug,Type G, and Type C, commonly known as the Europlug.