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Calculators

All the information you need about duties and other charges.

Transfer Duty
Office of State Revenue


Dutiable Value Duty Rate
Up to $5,000
Nil
$5,000 to $75,000
$1.50 for each $100, or part of $100, by which the dutiable value is more than $5,000
$75,000 to $540,000
$1,050 plus $3.50 for each $100, or part of $100, by which the dutiable value is more than $75,000
$540,000 to $1,000,000
$17,325 plus $4.50 for each $100, or part of $100, by which the dutiable value is more than $540,000
More than $1,000,000 
$38,025 plus $5.75 for each $100, or part of $100, by which the dutiable value is more than $1,000,000
Follow this link to view the Office of State Revenue Duty calculators.

Transfer of Title Fee
Registrar of Titles


Fee Type Price
Lodging a a transfer up to a purchase price of $180,000.00
$162.90
Additional fee if the purchase price is more than $180,000
For each $10,000 or part thereof
$30.80
Additional fee where the transfer document contains more than one lot
Per additional lot
$30.80
Follow this link to open the Titles Office Calculator page:

Change of Ownership Fee
Local Council

Each local council has their own fee schedule that may include a change of ownership fee that will appear on the first rates notice you receive in your name.

Check with your local council if they charge a fee, what it is, and if you are a first home buyer, whether they offer any rebates.

Land Tax
Office of State Revenue

Land Tax is a state government tax on freehold land that is imposed on the owners as at midnight on 30 June each year.

The thresholds and rates that apply depend on what type of owner you are and the value of land you own.

When there is a contract for the sale of land, the seller is considered to be the owner of the land until the buyer takes possession. This usually happens on settlement, but there are instances where the buyer can take possession before that—for example, if they are able to move in early. Once the buyer takes possession, they are considered to be the owner of the land for land tax purposes.

If you buy or sell land during the year, the tax is not apportioned between the buyer and seller—the owner on 30 June is liable. If you wish the land tax to be apportioned, this matter will need to be negotiated between the buyer and the seller and included in the contract of sale.

You can use the calculator below to estimate if you will be liable for land tax after settlement.