What is stamp duty?

Stamp (or transfer) duty is a tax levied by all Australian territories and states on property purchases. The stamp duty a buyer pays can be based on the property purchase price, location and loan purpose. Some states also charge different rates on investment properties than on places of residence.


 

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Stamp duty is a tax levied by all Australian states and territories on the purchase of property. The amount of stamp duty differs by state or territory and is dependent on the property purchase price, location and property purpose.

Use this tool to calculate how much stamp duty you may need to pay.

Stamp duty is calculated based on the purchase price or the market value of a property, with the rates varying between different states and territories in Australia. Generally, the higher the property value, the higher the stamp duty. Some other factors that could affect stamp duty include whether the property is a first home, primary residence, or investment property

Use our Stamp duty calculator to see how much you may pay in government charges.

First-home buyers may be eligible for stamp duty exemptions or concessions under certain conditions. To see what the current conditions are for stamp duty exemptions and concessions, visit your state’s government website:

State / TerritoryLink
Australian Capital Territorywww.revenue.act.gov.au
New South Waleswww.revenue.nsw.gov.au
Northern Territorywww.treasury.nt.gov.au
Queenslandwww.osr.qld.gov.au
South Australiawww.revenuesa.sa.gov.au
Tasmaniawww.sro.tas.gov.au
Victoriawww.sro.vic.gov.au
Western Australiawww.osr.wa.gov.au

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