Beer: The Facts

The Brewers Association of Australia compiles Beer: The Facts based on annual data. It is updated as authoritative facts, figures and research about beer production and consumption in Australia are published, citing fully attributed data from independent sources.

It is designed as a fast reference to national and state-by-state information about Australia’s beer production and consumption. Scan key statistics about beer via the section titles in the menu (left) or by scrolling below…

Our Facts

    Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code

    A rigorous Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) in Australia ensures that advertisers cannot seek to induce uptake, target demographics or represent alcohol in an irresponsible way. ABAC covers the content…

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    Attitudes to Drinking

    In 2017, DrinkWise Australia undertook a 10-year review of its programs and activities, what emerged provides interesting insights into the changed and changing attitudes modern Australians have towards drinking… In…

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    Beer and Agriculture

    Beer is a naturally brewed product borne of simple, locally grown ingredients, predominantly barely, hops, yeast and water, that help to support Australian farmers and regional communities… Australia’s brewers source…

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    Beer and Taxes

    Australians pay the fourth highest excise (tax) on beer in the industrialised world. They then pay another 10% GST on top of everything, including the excise tax, at the retail…

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    Beer in the Economy

    With 85% of all beer sold in Australia being made in Australia, our vibrant beer sector is a major driver of economic activity and domestic jobs, supporting vital cogs in…

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    Pregnancy

    Significantly fewer pregnant women in Australia are drinking and those that do are drinking less… 98.8% of pregnant women in Australia either stop drinking entirely or reduced their consumption markedly…

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    Sustainable Beer Production

    Australia’s major brewers – Carlton & United Breweries, Coopers Brewery and Lion Beer Australia – are committed to ambitious targets to help create a more sustainable world and help ensure…

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    Underage Drinking

    Australian Government data shows that underage drinking and misuse has been continuing a dramatic decline. More needs to be done, but clearly Australia is tracking in the right direction… According…

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