New excise duty rates for alcohol 1 July 2011 27/05/2011

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcohol products will take place on 1 July 2011.

The annual adjustment is based on movements in the ‘Consumers Price Index All Groups excluding credit services’ over the 12-month period to 31 March 2011.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2011.

The new rates are summarised as: 

 
Alcoholic products
New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2011 
Ice cream and other edible ice
containing more than 1.15% vol but not more than 2.5% vol
40.802c per litre
containing more than 2.5% vol but not more than 6% vol $27.206 per litre alcohol
containing more than 6% vol but not more than 9% vol
$2.1764 per litre
containing more than 9% vol but not more than 14% vol
$2.7206 per litre
containing more than 14% vol but not more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
containing more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
Beer​ ​ containing more than 1.15% vol but not more than 2.5% vol 40.802c per litre
containing more than 2.5% vol  $27.206 per litre alcohol
Wine of fresh grapes​ ​
containing more than 14% vol, fortified by the addition of spirits or any substance containing spirits
$49.550 per litre alcohol
other (unfortified table wine) $2.7206 per litre
Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavoured with plants or aromatic substances containing more that 14% vol, fortified by the addition of spirits or any substance containing spirits $49.550 per litre alcohol
other $2.7206 per litre
Other fermented beverages (such as cider, perry, mead)​ ​ ​ ​ ​ containing more than 1.15% vol but not more than 2.5% vol 40.802c per litre
containing more than 2.5% vol but not more than 6% vol $27.206 per litre alcohol
containing more than 6% vol but not more than 9% vol $2.1764 per litre
containing more than 9% vol but not more than 14% vol $2.7206 per litre
containing more than 14% vol but not more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
containing more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
Spirits and spirituous beverages ​ ​ ​
the strength of which can be ascertained by OIML hydrometer (brandy, whisky, rum and tafia, gin and geneva, vodka)
 
other:
$49.550 per litre alcohol
containing more than 1.15% vol but not more than 2.5% vol 40.802c per litre
containing more than 2.5% vol but not more than 6% vol $27.206 per litre alcohol
containing more than 6% vol but not more than 9% vol $2.1764 per litre
containing more than 9% vol but not more than 14% vol $2.7206 per litre
containing more than 14% vol but not more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
containing more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
Bitters ​ containing not more than 23% vol $49.550 per litre alcohol
containing more than 23% vol​ $49.550 per litre alcohol​
Liqueurs and cordials​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ containing more than 1.15% vol but not more than 2.5% vol​ 40.802c per litre​
containing more than 2.5% vol but not more than 6% vol​ $27.206 per litre alcohol​
containing more than 6% vol but not more than 9% vol​ $2.1764 per litre​
containing more than 9% vol but not more than 14% vol​ $2.7206 per litre​
containing more than 14% vol but not more than 23% vol​ $49.550 per litre alcohol​
containing more than 23% vol​ $49.550 per litre alcohol​
 


Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2011 will be subject to the new rates.
 

Further information 

If you need further information, please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, 24 October 2012 .

Important notices & updates - New excise duty rates for alcohol 1 July 2011