Is there Goods & Services Tax (GST) on batteries?
In Australia, hearing aid and cochlear implant batteries are classified as a medical item by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) which means they are exempt from GST.
All other items (including drying kits, accessories, rechargeable batteries and battery chargers) sold by HABEX are subject to 10% GST.
No GST is incurred in the postage fee for orders comprised of only hearing aid and cochlear implant batteries.
If the order includes an item which attracts GST (such as a drying kit or desiccant), the postage fee is subject to GST.
All orders from outside Australia are exempt from GST.