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In places like the USA, wages for hospitality workers are often so low that they cannot survive without tips. Unlike Europe and America, the practice of tipping for restaurant or hotel service is not mandatory in Australia.

If you are very happy with the service you have received then a tip will be gratefully accepted, but never feel that you have to tip as it is not expected.

There is a minimum wage in Australia but people working long shifts can get as little as $16 an hour. If they are good to you and give excellent service then a small tip will help supplement a rather low income. Never tip for poor or mediocre service as it merely encourages poor performance.

By the same token if the service is awful then don't hesitate to complain to the management.




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