Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a general purpose tax that is imposed on a variety of documents and transactions relating to property acquisitions such as:

  • land
  • mining tenements
  • exploration licenses
  • business property.

Stamp duty is generally payable within 60 days of entering into the transaction or at settlement, whichever is earlier.

Some exemptions or concessions may apply for:

  • first home buyers
  • seniors, pensioners and carers
  • deceased estates
  • property settlements
  • principal place of residence.

Go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website where you can find a stamp duty calculator and more information.

Last updated: 28 November 2017