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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 2019||New 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.