Australia's Future Tax System

Architecture of Australia's tax and transfer system

5.8 Taxes on fuel

All OECD countries impose taxes on petrol (Chart 5.12). The latest comparable data (first quarter 2008) show that Australia's petrol taxes are lower than the OECD average. The percentage of the total price attributable to taxes in Australia is the fourth lowest of the 28 OECD countries for which data are available.

Chart 5.12: Taxes as percentage of unleaded petrol price in 28 OECD countries

Includes excise/VAT‑GST/sales taxes

Chart 5.12: Taxes as percentage of unleaded petrol price in 28 OECD countries - Includes excise/VAT-GST/sales taxes

Source: International Energy Agency (2008).