WA Stamp Duty Calculator (Western Australia)

Stamp Duty Calculator WA

Stamp duty calculator WA calculates stamp duty for properties or land bought in Western Australia (WA). This page also provides more information about stamp duty tax in WA. If you wish to calculate stamp duty in other states, please use:

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As of 1 January 2019 Foreign Buyer Duty (7%) calculations are included!

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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
Plaza Level
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
Office hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

WA Stamp Duty FAQ

How much is the stamp duty in WA?

Stamp duty is calculated based on the market value of your house. You might be eligible for concessions if you are first time buyer and/or buying a house as a primary residence. You need to pay extra 7% if you are foreign resident. Check the current rates below or use our calculator.

Do first home buyers pay stamp duty in WA?

As a first home buyer you don't pay stamp duty for the property up to $430k. Then you get a discount for properties valued between $430,000 and $530,000. The home purchased must be used as a primary place of residence. If property worth more than that you pay full stamp duty rates.

When is stamp duty payable in WA?

In Western Australia you must pay stamp duty one month after a duties assessment notice is issued. You must lodge your documents for assessment of stamp duty within two months of purchasing the land or home.

Transfer duty must be paid for a certificate of duty to be issued. The certificate of duty is required to register certain documents at Landgate and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, such as when transferring land.

How much is the stamp duty on a $500,000 house in WA?

$500,000 is the most popular property value entered into our stamp duty calculator for Western Australia. First Time Buyers purchasing Established Home for Primary Residence pay $13,433 stamp duty on a $500k house in WA. And for NON-First Time Buyers stamp duty is - $17,765.

Stamp Duty Rates WA & other fees

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

Other related fees

Mortgage Registration Fee: $174.70

Land Transfer Fee: $174.70 for land up to $85,000; $184.70 for land between $85,001 and $120,000; $204.70 for land between $120,001 and $200,000 and then $20 for every $100,000 or part thereof.

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 $10,000 or the amount that you must pay to purchase or build your home, whichever is the lesser amount. However from September 15, 2017 only 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 no longer eligible for FHOG.

FHOG Eligibility

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.

Residential rate

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.

Stamp Duty Calculator WA

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