A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

Chapter 3 - The exemptions  

Part 3-1 - Supplies that are not taxable supplies  

Division 38 - GST-free supplies  

Subdivision 38-A - Food  

38-4   Meaning of food  

Food means any of these, or any combination of any of these:

(a) food for human consumption (whether or not requiring processing or treatment);

(b) ingredients for food for human consumption;

(c) * beverages for human consumption;

(d) ingredients for beverages for human consumption;

(e) goods to be mixed with or added to food for human consumption (including condiments, spices, seasonings, sweetening agents or flavourings);

(f) fats and oils marketed for culinary purposes;

but does not include:

(g) live animals (other than crustaceans or molluscs); or

(ga) unprocessed cow's milk; or

(h) any grain, cereal or sugar cane that has not been subject to any process or treatment resulting in an alteration of its form, nature or condition; or

(i) plants under cultivation that can be consumed (without being subject to further process or treatment) as food for human consumption.

Beverage includes water.

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