Excise duty is a tax on certain goods produced or manufactured in Australia. These goods are called excisable goods, and include alcohol, petroleum and tobacco.
You have to be registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) before you can:
- produce, store, deal in or manufacture excisable goods
- move excisable goods underbond (that is, excisable goods on which duty has not been paid)
- lodge returns and claims.
Once you have registered for excise purposes, you'll be registered for specific excise activities.
If you plan to undertake an excise activity, you need to apply for a licence.
Find out more
- Visit the ATO's Excise licences page for information on how to obtain a licence for alcohol, tobacco, petroleum and alternative fuels.
- Find detailed excise information in the ATO's Excise and excise equivalent goods topic.