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Do you agree with the Fodors tip of the day re tipping in Australia.

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"Tip: Be prepared to tip for these services in Australia.

Hotels and restaurants don't usually add service charges, so a 10%-15% tip for good service is normal. Room service & housemaids are only tipped for special services. Taxi drivers, guides, tour-bus drivers, & chauffeurs don't expect tips. No tipping is necessary--indeed, it would cause confusion--in hair salons or for theater ushers."

I live in New Zealand where there is not tipping, and I thought the same applied in Australia. I have never tipped when I have visited and believe that is not expected and is not normal to tip for good service.

I have started a post in the lounge asking Fodors not to post incorrect information. A couple of interesting responses so far.

What do you think of the tip of the day. Correct or incorrect?

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