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Goods and Services Tax (GST) treatment of feminine hygiene products

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Treasury is seeking comments on the draft definition of ‘feminine hygiene products’ for GST purposes.

At the Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) meeting on 3 October 2018, the Commonwealth and states and territories agreed to make feminine hygiene products GST-free from 1 January 2019.

Comments on the draft definition close on Monday 22 October 2018.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 22 October 2018.

Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

How to respond


Address written submissions to:

Individuals and Indirect Tax Unit
Revenue Group
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600