Read Wine Australia’s Licensing and Compliance Guide for everything you need to know about the regulatory requirements for the production, sale and export of Australian wine.

This section provides detailed information on the labelling requirements that apply to wine labels in Australia. Information on labelling requirements for export markets are outlined in the Export Market Guides. The Export Market Guides provide information for over 40 key countries on the duties and taxes, wine standards, labelling regulations and other country-specific import requirements.

Wine labels are governed by a number of different Commonwealth and State legislation including:

  • Wine Australia Act 2013
  • Wine Australia Regulations 2018
  • Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
  • National Measurement Act 1960
  • National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  • State Food Acts

Wine Australia provides a Label Opinion service to help Australian winemakers and exporters with the regulatory requirements for wine labels in both Australia and in export markets.


Label Integrity Program (LIP)
The legislated LIP aims to help ensure truthfulness of statements made on wine labels.
Register of GIs and other terms
The Register contains a list of geographical indications (GIs) and traditional wine terms that are protected under Australian law.
Domestic Labelling
The domestic labelling requirements for wine goods.
The Blending Rules
Vintage, variety and Geographical Indication claims are optional; however, if they are claimed Australian blending regulations apply.


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This content is restricted to wine exporters and levy-payers. Some reports are available for purchase to non-levy payers/exporters.