State by state: Australia’s most and least generous tippers

5/10/2022 12:30:00 PM

In Australia, tipping is still closely linked to customer service – and one state is “punching above its weight” in the tipping stakes.

In Australia, tipping is still closely linked to customer service – and one state is “punching above its weight” in the tipping stakes.

In Australia, tipping is still closely linked to customer service – and one state is “punching above its weight” in the tipping stakes.

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Normal text size Very large text size Advertisement When it comes to tipping, one Australian state outshines the others for generosity.Tasmanians take the crown for being Australia’s most generous tippers, while NSW folk are the least generous.Tasmanians take the crown for being Australia’s most generous tippers, while South Australia is the least generous state.The typical Australian tip is $16.The typical Australian tip is $16.06, but Tasmanians are more generous than most, leaving a $23 tip on average, while those in NSW leave an average tip of $11, according to data from payments platform Zeller.06, but Tasmanians are more generous than most, leaving a $23 tip on average, while South Australians leave an average tip of $12, according to data from payments platform Zeller.NSW is not the most generous state when it comes to tipping - nor is it the most frequent.

Credit: Kate Geraghty Victorians appear to be more generous, tipping an average $18, while South Australians leave $12.Credit: Kate Geraghty On this front, Sydney and Melbourne’s rivalry is settled: Victorians appear to be more generous than their NSW counterparts, tipping an average $18 compared with $11 in NSW.NSW is not the most generous state when it comes to tipping - nor is it the most frequent.Western Australians are the second-most generous state of tippers at $20, followed by Queensland and Victoria at $18.Northern Territory and NSW residents tip $11 on average and Canberrans leave $7 on top of their bill.Northern Territory and NSW residents tip $11 on average and Canberrans leave $7 on top of their bill.Zeller chief and co-founder Ben Pfisterer said while there were no definitive reasons some states tended to tip more, tip values were likely linked to hospitality culture and customer service.Zeller chief and co-founder Ben Pfisterer said while there were no definitive reasons some states tended to tip more, tip values were likely linked to hospitality culture and customer service.“Ultimately, as a country, we’re not an implied tipping country, or a culture where everyone has to tip; it is fundamentally still linked to great service,” Pfisterer said.“Ultimately, as a country, we’re not an implied tipping country, or a culture where everyone has to tip; it is fundamentally still linked to great service,” Pfisterer said.

“It’s certainly interesting to see the stats coming through that there is a clear discrepancy between different states.” He was unsurprised to see Tasmania “punching above their weight” through its world-class produce and local economy built upon travel and hospitality, while Victoria’s higher average tip compared with NSW would likely “put a bit of fuel on the fire” of the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry.” Advertisement He was unsurprised to see Tasmania “punching above their weight” through its world-class produce and local economy built upon travel and hospitality, while Victoria’s higher average tip compared with NSW would likely “put a bit of fuel on the fire” of the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry.” He was unsurprised to see Tasmania “punching above their weight” through its world-class produce and local economy built upon travel and hospitality, while Victoria’s higher average tip compared with NSW would likely “put a bit of fuel on the fire” of the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry.Advertisement More broadly, Australians have been more willing to spend following the pandemic, when people were starved of face-to-face interaction.“Just to be able to give that extra level of human service – as good as technology is, you still need that element to be absolutely succeeding,” Pfisterer said.“Just to be able to give that extra level of human service – as good as technology is, you still need that element to be absolutely succeeding,” Pfisterer said.Mobile table ordering app me&u founder Stevan Premutico said late last year that tipping through the app shot up 27.Mobile table ordering app me&u founder Stevan Premutico said late last year that tipping through the app shot up 27.

5 per cent after lockdowns ended.5 per cent after lockdowns ended.Hospitality workers who are rostered on after 10pm in the latter half of the week also get the highest tips, with the average value jumping to as high as $46.More broadly, Australians tend to tip most generously on Tuesdays ($17 on average), with Monday being the lowest day for tips ($13).More broadly, Australians tend to tip most generously on Tuesdays ($17 on average), with Monday being the lowest day for tips ($13).More broadly, Australians tend to tip most generously on Tuesdays ($17 on average), with Monday being the lowest day for tips ($13).“If you’re going to take a job in a service-based industry, make sure you avoid working on Monday,” Pfisterer joked.“Well, not seriously, but obviously there is some correlation coming out of the weekend.“Well, not seriously, but obviously there is some correlation coming out of the weekend.

” Aside from hospitality, Australians also leave significant tips for charities, beauticians, retailers, and travel-related businesses.” Aside from hospitality, Australians also leave significant tips for charities, beauticians, retailers, and travel-related businesses.The Business Briefing newsletter delivers major stories, exclusive coverage and expert opinion.The Business Briefing newsletter delivers major stories, exclusive coverage and expert opinion..

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Who tips in Australia? Tipping is an Americanism we should not accept here. Staff should be paid proper wages by their employers, not have to rely on the public paying extra above the listed prices. It's pure exploitation & should not be encouraged. Take your tip jar and shove it up your arse. People are ostensibly paid award wages in this country, unlike America, where tips are often required for people to make ends meet on their pittance.

Tipping is not a traditional activity in Australia and never has been. We do it only when we get exceptional service. This article is simply a way to ensure wages stay below the poverty line. I tip zero. These guys are already paid to do the work. Tipping is for Americans on $7.50 an hour Tipping culture entrenches poverty and low wages. If you care about your servers at all, do not attend any venue that expects you to tip instead of them paying their workers fair wages.

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State by state: Australia’s most and least generous tippersIn Australia, tipping is still closely linked to customer service – and one state is “punching above its weight” in the tipping stakes. hijessicayun We are not a tipping nation. Let’s not make tipping a thing. hijessicayun Why would I tip? Let me self in, find my own table, order via app, food gets dumped on my table, plates don't get picked up, interactions with service staff 0, tip 0. Not to mention Australian wages amongst highest going around. hijessicayun Tipping is crap. Pay people properly and not make them dependent on customer whim.

State by state: Australia’s most and least generous tippersIn Australia, tipping is still closely linked to customer service – and one state is “punching above its weight” in the tipping stakes. Tassie punches way above it’s weight in generosity. Not only in tipping. Are there any Americanism’s we are not going to force onto our population ?

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