By joining the Australian Distillers Association, you are part of one of the fastest growing and most diverse industries in Australia. You share in the passion, commitment and ethical standards required to unleash the potential of you and your business.
The Australian Distillers Association hosts an annual conference that brings together hundreds of like-minded industry professionals to discuss and develop industry standards, safety, professional development and innovation within the industry.
The Australian Distillers Association is the only Association that is the voice of the Australian Craft distilled spirit producer. We are your voice.
In 2021, the spirits industry successfully campaigned for excise relief. Along with our friends at Spirits & Cocktails Australia, we campaigned for fair and sustainable tax reform that resulted in the change from 60% rebate up to $100,000 to a full remission for the first $350,000 in excise payable for commercial distillers.
But, there is more to be done. There is a compelling opportunity for the Federal Government to create much needed stimulus by reconsidering its tax settings for spirits. By pausing the automatic biannual tax increase for three years, the Government would assist hospitality to recover from the impact of COVID-19. By reducing the spirits tax rate to the brandy rate, it would give a powerful kickstart to the domestic industry’s attempt to grow into a premium agricultural-based export.