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When you buy or acquire property in Victoria, you pay land transfer duty on your property, unless an exemption applies. The Evidentiary Requirements Manual provides guidance in relation to the evidence you need to provide the State Revenue Office so that we can assess your transaction or grant an exemption in accordance with the Duties Act 2000.

Most transactions need to be lodged through Duties Online:

  • Standard system assessed transactions prior to settlement via Electronic Lodgement Network Operator (ELNO) lodgement (DOL).  
  • Complex transactions 30 days prior to settlement via ELNO lodgement (Complex DOL).
  • After settlement, Electronic Lodgement Model (ELM) paper transactions via settlement statement.​ 

In a few rare instances, the State Revenue Office (SRO) may accept documents lodged outside of Duties Online. This is noted in the specific lodgement requirements. 

Digital duties forms

You must use the digital duties form for all contracts, or where there is no contract, all transfers, entered into on or after 1 July 2017. Any reference to these forms in the Evidentiary Requirements Manual should be read as a reference to the digital duties form.

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Section Title Lodgement category Sub category Channel
s48A Amalgamations of industrial organisations - Exemption No double duty SRO
s57E Change of financial institution - Exemption SRO
s250 – s250 D Corporate Reconstructions and Consolidations Other Transfers, other than deceased estates, with > 1 consideration SRO
s250 DA – s250 M Corporate Reconstructions and Consolidations Other Transfers, other than deceased estates, with > 1 consideration SRO
s10 (1)(a) (ii) Crown leasehold transfers SRO
s55 Equity release programs - exemption SRO
s107 Financial Sector (Transfer of Business) SRO
s7 (1)(b)(v), (va) & s57 Grant, transfer or assignment of lease involving consideration SRO
s57 A 1(a) & (b) Land sold initially to a financial institution and a natural person and then leased to natural person Unrelated transfers with concession SRO
s57 C (1)(d) & (2) Land sold initially to a financial institution and then leased to a natural person Unrelated transfers with concession SRO
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