Like many aspects subject to globalis(z)ation, tipping for good service has become more common Down Under. Australia, however, has a non-tipping culture.

Most restaurants and pubs have tipping jars, but they're not commonly used. Showing appreciation for good personal service with a tip is not uncommon in cities and at popular tourist destinations.

As anywhere else in the world, tipping in Australia is entirely voluntary, and no one should feel obligated to tip.

Australian tourist establishments are generally quite honest and will not add anything to a bill that is not clearly specified. It is also illegal to add any amount to a bill that is not specified on a prominent sign or the menu. 

More: "Is Australia at a tipping point, literally?" CNBC, 2013

 


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