Eligible pension cardholders can claim a once-only exemption or concession from duty when they buy a property they intend to use as their principal place of residence.
This calculator works out the land transfer duty, often referred to as stamp duty, which applies when you buy a home by yourself or with another person, and claim the pensioner duty exemption or concession. It includes the principal place of residence concession, and foreign purchaser additional duty if it applies.
Note: Foreign purchaser additional duty may not apply when a foreign purchaser jointly purchases a principal place of residence with their pensioner spouse/partner. If you qualify for this exemption, you should not use this calculator.
You can use this calculator if one purchaser has an eligible pension card. If none of the purchasers holds an eligible pension card, use our land transfer duty calculator.
More about the pensioner duty exemption or concession
Before you start
You need these details to calculate your duty:
- Date of the contract,
- Each person's share in the property.
These figures, as they apply:
- For an established home, you need the dutiable value of the property, being the greater of the purchase price or the market value of the property.
- For an off-the-plan home, you need the contract price and the dutiable value of the property, including the off-the-plan concession (contact your vendor to get this value).
- For vacant land and when you are building a home on the land within three years, you need the dutiable value of the vacant land and the construction costs of your home.
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