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New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2020

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2020.


The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2020.

The annual excise adjustment is based on movements in the All Groups Consumers Price Index (excluding credit services subgroup) over the 12-month period up to 31 March 2020.

The new excise rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2020.

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2020 New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2020
44.751 cents per litre of beverage 45.929 cents per litre of beverage
$29.839 per litre of alcohol $30.624 per litre of alcohol
$2.3871 per litre of beverage $2.4499 per litre of beverage
$2.9839 per litre of beverage $3.0624 per litre of beverage
$54.347 per litre of alcohol $55.777 per litre of alcohol

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2020 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information, visit the What is excise? webpage or contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).