New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2017

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2017.

The annual adjustment is based on movements in the Consumer Price Index over the 12-month period prior to 31 March 2017.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2017

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2017

New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2017

42.650 cents per litre of beverage

43.573 cents

$28.438 per litre of alcohol


$2.2750 per litre of beverage


$2.8438 per litre of beverage


$51.795 per litre of alcohol


Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2017 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information, see the Types of duties, fees & charges section, or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).

16 June 2017

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