• Excise rates for tobacco

    Excise rates on tobacco and tobacco products increase in March and September based on average weekly ordinary time earnings. In addition, excise rates for tobacco will increase by 12.5% on:

    • 1 September 2017
    • 1 September 2018
    • 1 September 2019
    • 1 September 2020.

    The table below lists tobacco products and the excise duty rates that apply. It is a simplified version of the Schedule to the Excise Tariff Act 1921.

    Tobacco rates

    Tariff item

    Description

    Rate from 1 March 2016

    Rate from 1 September 2016

    5

    Tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and snuff*

     

     

    5.1

    In stick form not exceeding in weight 0.8 grams per stick actual tobacco content 

    $ 0.53733 per stick

    $ 0.61054 per stick

    5.5

    Other

    $ 671.68 per kilogram of tobacco content

    $ 763.20 per kilogram of tobacco content

    *The sale of snuff is banned in Australia.

    Last modified: 19 Oct 2016QC 47694