The Aussie Corporate

After-hours Policies (meals/taxi)

Last update: 8 June 2022

Based on anecdotal community feedback.
These policies have not been verified.

What's this about?
In this world of long nights and endless grind, the workplace can start to become a second home where you end up eating three meals a day. Whilst not everyone eats breakfast these days (you know who you are, intermittent fasters), we all love a good dinner feed. If you're lucky enough, your firm will provide you a cooked meal or an allowance for the trusty Deliveroo/UberEats order. Typically, you'll then be able to catch a taxi or Uber home so you can catch some Zzzzz's and start the whole cycle again the next morning.

This page serves to set out the policies of firms across AusCorp for after-hours meals and taxis/Ubers. What's a bit of free dinner / ride home for giving up our weeknights?
If your company is missing or a policy is incorrect, we would love to hear from you!
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After-hours Policies Breakdown

Amongst firms that offer dinner allowances, an overwhelming majority provide at least $30 for a feed

Whilst not noted here, several firms allow taxis/Ubers to be taken earlier in the winter due days getting darker quicker

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FirmCityIndustryQualifying timeIn-house mealsDinner allowanceFlexibility with allowancePolicy incudes WFH?When can you take a free taxi/Uber home?Any other details around your policies?
Allen & OverySydneyLawNo official timeNo$35.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 8:00pm-
AccentureSydneyConsulting10 hours workedNo$19.50Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoDepends on project/partner/clientAll the rules are quite flexible and depend on the project you're on or MD you're working with
AllensMelbourneLaw7:30pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
AllensBrisbane Law7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:30pm-
AllensSydneyLaw7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:00pm-
AllensPerthLaw7:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pmYou can’t eat out - only takeaway
Allens SydneyLaw7:30pmYes, we're forced to eat them before we can order out$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
Allier CapitalSydneyFinance6:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:00pm-
ANZSydneyFinanceNo official timeNoNo official allowanceN/ANoAfter 8:00pmEven if you stay til 11pm you get nothing
AonSydneyConsultingNo official timeNoNo official allowanceN/ANoNo free taxi/Uber-
AshurstSydneyLaw7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:30pmDinner must be eaten in the office to be eligible. It’s also common practice to not count the delivery fee.
Ashurst Melbourne Law7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pmAll really depends on the team and partners. No one looks too closely if you’re sensible about it.
Ashurst Perth Law7:00pmNo$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 7:30pm-
Bain and CompanySydneyConsultingAfter 11 hrs of workNo$50.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 8:00pm-
Baker McKenzieMelbourneLaw7:00pmNo$16.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
Baker McKenzie Sydney Law7:30pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
BarrenjoeySydneyFinance8:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 8:00pm-
BCGSydneyConsulting6:30pmNo$50.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:00pm-
BHPPerthOtherNo official timeNoNo official allowanceYes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
BlackstoneSydneyFinance9:00pmNo$45.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pm-
BofA SydneyFinance6:30pmNo$45.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
BOQ GroupBrisbaneFinance7:00pmNo$35.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:00pm-
C|T GroupSydneyConsulting7:30pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 7:30pm-
Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaSydneyFinance7:00pmNo$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaBrisbaneFinance7:00pmNo$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
Charter HallSydneyProperty7:00pmNo$20.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 8:00pm-
Clayton UtzSydneyLaw7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
Clayton UtzMelbourneLaw7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
Clayton UtzBrisbaneLaw7:00pmNo$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
Clayton UtzPerthLaw7:00pmNo$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
Clifford ChanceSydneyLaw7:30pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
Clyde & CoSydneyLaw7:30pmNo$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7.30pm-
Corrs Chambers WestgarthSydneyLaw7:30pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:30pm-
Corrs Chambers WestgarthBrisbaneLaw7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
Corrs Chambers WestgarthMelbourneLaw7:30pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Brisbane Law7:30pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
Coulter LegalGeelongLawNo official timeNoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/Uber-
Credit SuisseSydneyFinance9:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pmNo alcohol allowed, can't be too far from the office. In practice heaps of people load up on muscle chefs from the IGA and eat them 3 meals a day
Department of DefenceCanberraGovernment6:00pmYes, we're forced to eat them before we can order outSometimes expired microwave mealsNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/Uber-
DeloitteAucklandFinance7:30pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 9:00pm-
DeloittePerthConsulting7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8.30pm in summer, 7.30pm in winter-
DeloitteBrisbane Accounting8:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pmAllowance can vary depending on client.
DeloitteMelbourneConsulting8:00pmNo$40.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNo7:00pm during standard time, 8:00pm during daylight savings-
DeloitteAdelaideConsulting8:00pmNo$20.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
DeloitteSydneyAccounting8:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
Deloitte SydneyConsulting8:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8.30pm in summer, 7.30pm in winter-
DLA PiperBrisbaneLaw8:00pmNo$33.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
DLA PiperPerth Law7:30pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
DLA PiperMelbourneLaw7:30pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
ELMO SoftwareSydney Tech6:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:00pmDinner is UberEats but only within a 2 hour window between 6pm and 8pm
EYSydneyAccounting7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
EYMelbourne Consulting8:00pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 7:00pmMeal can be claimed if working 1 or more hours after 7pm, No alcohol allowed to be claimed.
G+TSydneyLaw7:30pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pmTotally up to the partner as to what you can get away with.
G+TMelbourneLaw7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pmG+T (Melb) is really good for having no limit on what you can order when you’re working late in the office.
Goldman SachsMelbourneFinance8:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 9:00pmAlso get weekend meals as well for every 4 hours worked on Saturday or Sunday
Goldman Sachs Sydney Finance8:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 9:00pm-
Grant ThorntonSydneyAccountingNo official timeNo$50.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:30pmWhen traveling, there is a $60 a day breakfast/ dinner allowance. This is reimbursed
Hall & WilcoxSydneyLaw8:00pmHave the option of frozen meals or ubereats$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 7.30 pm during May-Sep and after 8.00 pm during Oct-Apr-
Hamilton LockeSydneyLaw8:00pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overNo8pm daylight savings, 7pm otherwise-
Hamilton LockeBrisbaneLaw8:00pmNo$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNo8pm daylight savings, 7pm otherwise-
Herbert Smith FreehillsSydneyLaw7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overNo8:00 pm during daylight savings, 7:00 pm otherwise-
Herbert Smith FreehillsMelbourneLaw7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overYes8:00 pm during daylight savings, 7:00 pm otherwise-
HLB Mann Judd SydneyAccounting7:00pmNo$40.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
Holding RedlichBrisbaneLaw7:00pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:00pm-
HWL EbsworthSydneyLawNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/UberThey don't officially tell you but if you work past 7, then you can try get it reimbursed
HWL Ebsworth Melbourne LawNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/UberThey don't officially tell you but if you work past 7, then you can try get it reimbursed
HWL Ebsworth Brisbane LawNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/UberThey don't officially tell you but if you work past 7, then you can try get it reimbursed
InpexPerthEnergyNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/UberNo policy
J.P. MorganSydneyFinance7:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 8:00pmDinner is only if you work past 9pm, no orders to be made before 7pm. Can get second dinner allowance at 10pm if working after midnight
JardenSydneyFinance8:00pmNo$40.00Kinda, at partner's discretionYesAfter 8:00pm-
JefferiesSydneyFinance6:30pmNo$35.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 9:00pm-
John HollandMelbourne Engineering7:00pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pm-
Johnson Winter & SlatteryBrisbaneLaw7:30pmNo$20.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
K&L GatesSydney Law8:00pmNoNo formal policyKinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
K&L GatesBrisbaneLawNo dinner policy NoNo formal policyKinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
Kearney Melbourne Consulting8:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 8:00pm-
King & Wood MallesonsCanberraLaw8:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
King & Wood MallesonsMelbourneLaw8:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 8:00pm-
King & Wood Mallesons Sydney Law8:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionYesAfter 8:00pm-
KPMGSydney Consulting7:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pmStricter around overtime charges since COVID. Unspoken rule is partner must be aware before we charge OT meals and taxi
KPMGBrisbaneConsulting7:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
Lander & RogersSydneyLaw8:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
LEK ConsultingMelbourne Consulting8:00pmNo$50.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 8:00pm-
MA Financial SydneyFinance9:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$35.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pmGetting back to quality of pre-covid meals (including steak) for firm-provided dinner
Macquarie CapitalSydney Finance9:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinance9:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
Marsh McLennanSydney Insurance8:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
McGrathNicolSydneyAccounting7:30pmNo$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
McInnes Wilson LawyersCanberraLaw8:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/Uber-
McKinseySydneyConsulting8:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overYesAfter 7:00pm-
McKinseyMelbourneConsulting8:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 7:00pm-
Mills OakleyMelbourneLaw8:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
Mills OakleyBrisbaneLaw7:30pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
Mills OakleyPerthLawNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/Uber-
Mills Oakley Sydney Law8:00pmNo$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
MinterEllisonAdelaideLaw7:00pmYes, and we can't otherwise order outNo official allowanceKinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 9:00pmFrozen meals for staff are stored in one particular freezer.
MinterEllisonBrisbane Law7:00pmYes, and we can't otherwise order outNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:00pm-
MinterEllisonMelbourne Law7:00pmYes, we're forced to eat them before we can order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
MinterEllisonSydney Law7:30pmYes, we're forced to eat them before we can order out$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionYesAfter 7:00pm-
Morgan StanleySydneyFinance6:00pmNo$45.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pm-
MQGSydneyFinance7:00pmYes, but no need to eat them if we want to order out$30.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
MUFGMelbourne FinanceNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
MUFG SydneyFinanceNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
NatixisSydneyFinance7:30pmNo$25.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 7:30pm-
NMG ConsultingSydneyConsulting9:00pmNo$10.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pmStrategy team; go wild on client site
NomuraSydneyFinance6:30pmNo$35.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:30pm-
Norton Rose FulbrightSydneyLaw7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoDepends if daylight savings 8:30pm, if not 7:30-
Norton Rose FulbrightMelbourne Law7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoDepends if daylight savings 8:30pm, if not 7:30Has to be ordered through Deliveroo with pre loaded limit
Ord MinnettSydneyFinance6:00pmNo$45.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
Partners in PerformanceSydneyConsulting7:30pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
Pinsent MasonsMelbourneLaw7:00pmNo$30.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
PlanitAustralia wide ConsultingNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoOn a case by case basis -
PwCBrisbaneConsulting7:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:30pm-
PwCMelbourneAccounting7:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 8:00pm-
PwCSydneyAccounting7:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pm-
PwCAucklandConsulting7:30pmNo$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 7:30pm-
QantasSydneyOtherNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/Uber-
QICBrisbaneGovernment7:00pmNo$40.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:00pm-
QuantiumSydneyTech8:00pmNo$45.00No, cant go a cent overYesNo free taxi/Uber-
RBC Capital MarketsSydneyFinance8:00pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 9:00pm-
RPSMelbourneConsultingNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceYes, generally pretty flexibleNoNo free taxi/Uber-
Scentre group Sydney Property8:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
Squire Patton BoggsPerthLaw7:30pmNo$25.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pm-
Strategy&SydneyConsulting7:00pmNo$80.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleYesAfter 7:00pm-
Tracey Brunstrom & HammondMelbourne Engineering7:00pmNo$25.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:30pm-
Telstra StrategySydneyTech8:00pmNoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoNo free taxi/Uber-
ThinkPlaceCanberraConsulting7:30pmNoNo official allowanceYes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
Thomson GeerBrisbaneLaw7:30pmNo$40.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:30pm-
Thomson GeerPerthLaw7:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 7:00pm-
Thomson GeerSydney Law7:30pmFrozen means only. No requirement to eat them. $40.00No, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:30pmApproval required from HR before can be submitted for reimbursement. Reimbursement turn around is slow.
UBSSydneyFinance8:00pmNo$35.00Kinda, at partner's discretionNoAfter 8:00pm-
Vanguard Investments AustraliaMelbourneFinanceNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceNo, cant go a cent overNoAfter 7:00pm-
Watson Mangioni LawyersSydneyLawNo dinner policy NoNo official allowanceN/ANoAfter 8:00pm-
WestpacSydneyFinance8:00pmNo$30.00Yes, generally pretty flexibleNoAfter 8:00pm-
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