New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2019

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates and the Health Promotion Levy on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2019.


The annual excise adjustment is based on movements in the Consumer Price Index less credit services subgroup over the 12-month period up to 31 March 2019.

The new excise rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2019 (PDF 147 KB).

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2019New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2019
44.140 cents per litre of beverage 44.751 cents per litre of beverage
$29.432 per litre of alcohol $29.839 per litre of alcohol
$2.3545 per litre of beverage $2.3871 per litre of beverage
$2.9432 per litre of beverage $2.9839 per litre of beverage
$53.605 per litre of alcohol $54.347 per litre of alcohol

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2019 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information, download the Allowances and charges from 1 July (PDF 34 KB) and view the What is excise sections, or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).