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(and other available exemptions from stamp duty)

First Home Buyers:

  • Never owned a property (neither has their de facto or spouse)

  • Over 18 years old, and an Australian resident

  • Purchaser must live in premises for a continuous period of 6 months, and must move in within 12 months of settlement

Transfer between married/de factor spouses:

  • No stamp duty is payable where a transfer of residential land occurs between married or de facto partners, provided the property is the principal place of resident or vacant land intended to be used as the family home.

  • De facto couples must be living together for at least two years.

Transfer on dissolution of marriage:

  • You may be exempt from stamp duty on your matrimonial or relationship property after a marriage, de facto or domestic relationship breakdown.

Transfer to beneficiaries:

  • If you receive a property from a deceased estate in accordance with the terms of the will, you will pay transfer duty at a concessional rate of $50.

Intergenerational transfers:

  • Stamp duty is not chargeable on certain transactions relating to land used for primary production.

If you are looking to buy your first home, or you have any other questions surrounding stamp duty, please contact our office on 6742 2122 and ask to speak to one of our property lawyers or conveyancers.


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