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New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2022

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2022.


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 2022. The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2022.

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2022 New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2022
46.627 cents per litre of beverage 49.855 cents per litre of beverage
$31.089 per litre of alcohol $33.241 per litre of alcohol
$2.4871 per litre of beverage $2.6593 per litre of beverage
$3.1089 per litre of beverage $3.3241 per litre of beverage
$56.625 per litre of alcohol $60.545 per litre of alcohol

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2022 will be subject to the new rates.

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