Stamp Duty ACT

People who purchase property (houses, land, land and improvements or commercial premises) located in the ACT must pay duty on that purchase.

Duty is calculated on the greater of the purchase price or the market value of the property. This rate of duty is often referred to as conveyance rates as well as stamp duty ACT.
To Use the Stamp Duty Calculator ACT simply enter the property value, the property type, and whether you are a First Home Buyer.

If you are purchasing a home and/or land you may be eligible for assistance under the First Home Owner Grant and the Home buyer concession.

Compliance obligations/requirements
Purchasers or their legal representative are required to lodge the contract for the purchase of the property and pay the duty within 90 days of the liability arising, e.g. execution (signing) of the contract. You should be aware that giving false or misleading information is a serious offense.

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results
should be used as indication only. They are neither a quote nor a pre-qualification for a home loan.

 

Documents required on lodgment
A completed Conveyance Lodgment Form and the contract for the purchase of the property containing the vendor’s (selling party) signature or both signatures is required. You may also lodge the Memorandum of Transfer with the purchaser’s (buying party) signature at the same time or any time prior to settlement.

NOTE: Your contract and a Memorandum of Transfer must be stamped by the ACT Revenue Office before the Registrar of Land Titles will place your name on the title of the property.

The following list shows the Value of Property and the Stamp Duty ACT Payable, or inother words the Stamp Duty Rates for ACT.

  • up to $100,000 $20 or $2.00 per $100 or part thereof, whichever is greater.
  • $100,001 to $200,000 $2,000 plus $3.50 per $100 or part thereof by which the value exceeds $100,000.
  • $200,001 to $300,000 $5,500 plus $4.00 per $100 or part thereof by which the value exceeds $200,000.
  • $300,001 to $500,000 $9,500 plus $5.50 per $100 or part thereof by which the value exceeds $300,000.
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000 $20,500 plus $5.75 per $100 or part thereof by which the value exceeds $500,000.
  • $1,000,001 and over $49,250 plus $6.75 per $100 or part thereof by which the value exceeds $1,000,000.

Once you have calculated the correct amount of stamp duty for the ACT, you can then investigate and compare Home Loans and compare home loan lenders with the Home Loan Comparison Calculator.