This Australian Stamp Duty Calculator provides you with an indication of Government Costs when purchasing a property in Australia for Owner Occupied, Investment or as a First Home Owner. It now includes Foreign Buyers Duty which was introduced in some states for Foreign Purchasers. See if you are eligible for any Grants, Concessions or Exemptions.
Updated with 2020 rates.
Stamp Duty in Other States:
NEW: The NSW Government is considering giving home buyers the choice to pay either stamp duty OR a new annual property tax. Other states my soon to follow. Please check our Property Tax Calculator to see how much you would have to pay annually.
How much is Stamp Duty?
Stamp duty is a charge which is applied by state governments in Australia and is in relation to the transfer of land or property.
The State Government charges may vary depending on the purpose of the security purchased. For example the charges will differ if you buy an owner occupied property as a First Home Owner or as the one who has owned a property before.
Each state in Australia has its own unique scale of charges and we have all these available within our stamp duty calculator. In 2014 we updated our calculator with the stamp duty calculator from stampdutycalc.com.au. Now you don't need Flash and can use calculator on all your mobile devices. Stamp Duty Calculator also includes mortgage registration fee and transfer fee for each state.
Transfer Duty departments in each State
Each state has a separate department that deals with stamp duty and usually it is State Revenue Office or Treasury Department:
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Calculate Stamp Duty
To use this Stamp Duty Calculator you need to input the following:
- Property Value/Purchase Price
- Choose the State
- Are you Investor or Home Owner?
- Are you First Home Buyer?
- What type of Property you are buying?
- If you are Foreign Purchaser or not (for some states)
Note: - First home Owners are Entitled to the Current Grant.
To get correct stamp duty, don't forget to click "Calculate" every time you update the options.
Stamp Duty for Investment Property
Government Duty Charges differ when purchasing an Investment Property compared to the Purchase of an Owner Occupied Home.
Some States have different scales that apply to the purchase of an Investment property, and generally may be more costly.
As an Australian Investor, particularly where you are looking at all States, the Duty payable may be a factor on where you purchase your Investment Property, and may influence your final decision.
Although there are tax deductions applicable to Duties paid over a period of time, paying less Stamp Duty may be of importance to you. Please consult with your Tax Accountant.
Disclaimer: - The Stamp Duty Calculator provides you with an indication of costs; your Solicitor or Conveyancer will be able to provide you with final costing on your new purchase. We recommend that you do obtain the appropriate Legal Advice. Read full disclaimer.
P.S. In UK stamp duty is known as "SDLT" or "stamp duty land tax".
Stamp Duty FAQ
How much is Australian stamp duty?
Stamp duty varies for each state in Australia. As a rule of thumb it's 3-4% of the property value. However to get accurate stamp duty for your situation, please use our calculator.
How much is stamp duty on a 500k house?
$500,000 is the most popular property value entered into our stamp duty calculator. And for NON-First Time Buyers purchasing Established Home for Primary Residence stamp duty is: NSW - $17,990; ACT - $12,800; NT - $23,928.60; VIC - $21,970; TAS - $18,247.50; SA - $21,330; QLD - $8,750; WA - $17,765.
Is stamp duty payable on transfer of property between family members?
No stamp duty is paid only for the transfer of the family home between spouses. Whenever there is a transaction involving other family members the State Revenue Office requires you to obtain a valuation from a valuer to determine the market value of the property. The stamp duty paid on the property transfer will be based on the valuation of market value, not the listed contract price or gift.
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