Excise - Manufacturer Licence - Australian Government


If you produce, store or manufacture excisable goods in Australia you need to have an excise licence and may need to pay excise duty.

Excise is a commodity-based tax on:

  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • fuel and petroleum products.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

In considering your application the following will be taken into account:

  • whether you're a fit and proper person
  • the risk to excise revenue
  • your compliance with other tax laws
  • your skills and experience in conducting the activity
  • the market for the goods
  • your financial resources
  • your proposed arrangements for manufacturing excisable goods, including the area or premises and the physical security arrangements for the area or premises
  • how you'll measure the quantity of excisable goods you manufacture or produce
  • how you'll pay your excise duty.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Two years.


30 September.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Excise Act 1901 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Taxation Office

People, Systems and Services Group

Business Reporting and Registrations

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Phone: 13 72 26