This calculator works out the land transfer duty (previously stamp duty) that applies when you buy a Victorian property based on:
- The date of the contract for your property purchase or if there is no contract, the date it is transferred.
- The dutiable value of the property (generally, the purchase price or market value at time of contract, whichever is greater).
If they apply, this calculator factors in the:
- Regional commercial, industrial and extractive industries property concession.
- Foreign purchaser additional duty.
- Principal place of residence concession.
- First home buyer duty exemption, concession or reduction.
This calculator does not factor in the off-the-plan concession. It also does not work out the duty that applies:
- If you are a foreign purchaser eligible for the off-the-plan concession on your purchase of a residential property.
- If you are a foreign purchaser buying residential property with anyone who is not a foreign purchaser.
- On transactions eligible for the corporate reconstruction or corporate consolidation concessions.
- On transactions involving fixtures or economic entitlements.
Registration on title
When you buy land, settlement is the final stage in the conveyancing process. At settlement, all parties meet to exchange funds, the transfer of land, certificate of title, and other documents.
The land transfer and title certificate are registered at Land Use Victoria, usually at settlement.
We strongly recommend that buyers ensure they are registered on title as the land owner as this proves their legal ownership of the property. If you have been registered as the owner, a title search will show your entitlement to the land, and any interests and rights affecting it.
There have been instances where property buyers have not been registered on title for many years, despite thinking otherwise. You can search for titles and property certificates online, or in person at Land Use Victoria. Please note that fees apply.
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