New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2016

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2016.


The annual adjustment is based on movements in the consumer prices index less credit services subgroup over the 12-month period to 31 March 2016.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2016.

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2016 New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2016
42.472 cents per litre of beverage 42.650 cents per litre of beverage
$28.320 per litre of alcohol $28.438 per litre of alcohol
$2.2655 per litre of beverage $2.2750 per litre of beverage
$2.8320 per litre of beverage $2.8438 per litre of beverage
$51.579 per litre of alcohol $51.795 per litre of alcohol


Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2016 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information see the Types of duties, fees & charges section, or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).