Stamp Duty WA (Western Australia)
WA Stamp Duty
Transfer duty or stamp duty is charged on dutiable transactions over land in Western Australia. This includes any agreement for the sale or gift of a house or land. The purchaser or acquirer of the property is liable to pay the stamp duty on the transaction. You have 2 months after the date that liability for duty on the dutiable transaction arises to lodge the transaction with the WA Office of State Revenue:
State Revenue Office
200 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone (08) 9262 1100
1300 368 364 (WA country STD callers only – local call charge)
Facsimile (08) 9226 0834
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
Stamp Duty Rates WA
|Purchase Price/Value||Stamp Duty Rate|
|$0 – $80,000||$1.90 per $100 or part thereof|
|$80,001 – $100,000||$1,520 + $2.85 per $100 or part thereof above $80,000|
|$100,001 – $250,000||$2,090 + $3.80 per $100 or part thereof above $100,000|
|$250,001 – $500,000||$7,790 + $4.75 per $100 or part thereof above $250,000|
|$500,001 and upwards||$19,665 + $5.15 per $100 or part thereof above $500,000|
Stamp Duty WA - exemptions and concessions
There are concessional rates of transfer duty available for dutiable transactions by first home owners, dutiable transactions relating to residential property and dutiable transactions relating to certain businesses and principal places of residence.
First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)
A person who qualifies for a First Home Owner Grant may be entitled to a first home owner rate on the transfer of, or agreement to transfer, the home or vacant land.
The FHOG is currently $7,000 or the amount that you must pay to purchase or build your home, whichever is the lesser amount. However from September 15 first home buyers that purchase new homes will be eligible for a $10,000 first-home owner grant while those who purchase an existing home will only get $3,000.
To be eligible for the FHOG, applications must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
- Each applicant must be a natural person (i.e. not a company or trust).
- Each applicant must be 18 years of age or over at the commencement date of the eligible transaction
- At least one of the applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of making an application.
- Each applicant and/or their spouse cannot have previously received a FHOG under this scheme.
- Each applicant and/or their spouse cannot have owned residential property anywhere in Australia before 1 July 2000.
- Each applicant must occupy the home being purchased or built as their principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months, commencing within twelve months of completion of the eligible transaction.
- For eligible transactions commencing on or after 1 January 2010, the total value of the home must not exceed the cap amount. The cap amount is:
- $750,000 if the property is located south of the 26th parallel of South Latitude, or
- $1,000,000 if located north of the 26th parallel of South Latitude.
The residential rate applies to places of residence, rental homes and land where building commences within 5 years. It is irrelevant whether the home will be occupied by the owner as a place of residence, occupied by a tenant as a place of residence under a lease with the owner, or occupied as a holiday home for part of the year.
The residential concessional rate also applies to mixed use property such as a restaurant with a residence above it.
|Dutiable Value||Duty Threshold|
|$0 – $120,000||$1.90 per $100 or part thereof|
|$120,001 – $150,000||$2,280 + $2.85 per $100 or part thereof above $120,000|
|$150,001 – $360,000||$3,135 + $3.80 per $100 or part thereof above $150,000|
|$360,001 – $725,000||$11,115 + $4.75 per $100 or part thereof above $360,000|
|$725,001 and upwards||$28,453 + $5.15 per $100 or part thereof above $725,000|
Principal place of residence and business concessional rate
A person may be eligible for a concessional rate of duty where the dutiable property is either a principal place of residence or a Western Australian business asset, and the dutiable value does not exceed $200,000.
Other related fees
Mortgage Registration Fee: $160.00
Land Transfer Fee: $160 for land up to $85,000; $170 for land between $85,001 and $120,000; $190 for land between $120,001 and $200,000 and then $20 for every $100,000 or part thereof.
Stamp Duty Calculator WA
Once again, the easiest way to calculate stamp duty in Western Australia and compare it with other states is to use our stamp duty calculator.