How to Wire Electrical Plugs In Australia | Hunker Most plugs use a small plastic "gate" secured by screws to hold the cable in place. "Swing" the gate open and place the wire in the holder. Close the gate again and secure the screw back into place. Make sure the wire is held in place around the outer sheath. Australia Power Cord,Plug,Flexible Cable Standard 3 Prong Power Plug. The following picture shows the Australia power cord configuration. The diagrams below show wiring for an Australian 240V mains cord plug and socket. Note the "reversal" of the Active and Neutral wires depending on whether you are wiring a socket or a plug.