• 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 – Tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and snuff (see note 1)

    Tariff item

    Description

    Unit

    From 1/9/2016

    From 1/3/2017

    5.1

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

    $ per stick

    0.61054

    0.61726

    5.5

    Other

    $ per kg of tobacco content

    763.20

    771.60

    Note 1: The sale of snuff is banned in Australia.

    Last modified: 16 Jun 2017QC 47694