New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2018

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2018.


The annual adjustment is based on movements in the Consumer Price Index less credit services subgroup over the 12-month period up to 31 March 2018.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2018

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2018 New excise (GST excl.) from 1 July 2018
43.573 cents per litre of beverage 44.140 cents per litre of beverage
$29.054 per litre of alcohol $29.432 per litre of alcohol
$2.3243 per litre of beverage $2.3545 per litre of beverage
$2.9054 per litre of beverage $2.9432 per litre of beverage
$52.916 per litre of alcohol $53.605 per litre of alcohol

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2018 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information, see the Allowances and charges and What is excise sections, or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).