Current excise tax rates

The excise tax for different alcohol products (GST excluded) effective January 2020 is found below:

  Types

  Alcohol by volume (ABV)

  Excise Rate

  All low-alcohol beverages

     < 1.15% ABV

    No excise levied

1.15% ABV - 2.5% ABV

    44.751 cents per litre of beverage

  Beer

     ≥ 1.15% ABV - 2.5% ABV

    44.751 cents per litre of beverage

 

    > 2.5% ABV

    $29.839 per litre of alcohol

 Wine of fresh grapes and vermouth

 

    >14% ABV

      $54.347 per litre of alcohol

    Other (e.g. table wine)

    $2.9839 per litre of beverage

 Other fermented beverages (e.g.  cider, perry, mead)

 Spirit

RTDs

 Liqueurs and cordials

>1.15% ABV - 2.5% ABV 44.751 cents per litre of beverage

    > 2.5% ABV - 6% ABV

    $29.839 per litre of alcohol

    > 6% ABV - 9% ABV

    $2.3871 per litre of beverage

    > 9% ABV - 14% ABV

    $2.9839 per litre of beverage

   > 14% ABV - 23% ABV

    $54.347 per litre of alcohol

> 23% ABV $54.347 per litre of alcohol

 

Notes to the source of reference:

Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (effective from 1 January 2020)