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Stamp duty in WA

Calculate your stamp duty costs in WA and see if you can get a concession or exemption.

If you're buying a property in Western Australia, you'll probably need to pay stamp duty. The WA government charges stamp duty as a tax on the sale of certain assets. This includes property. Stamp duty in WA can cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. But there are some exemptions and concessions for first home buyers.

Find out how much stamp duty you'll pay using the calculator below.

What are the stamp duty rates in Western Australia?

You can find the rates of duty in the table below.

General rates of duty paid in WA. For more information, visit the WA Department of Finance website.

Dutiable value rangeDuty payable
Up to $120,000$1.90 per $100 or part thereof
$120,000 to $150,000$2,280 plus $2.85 per $100 or part thereof above $120,000
$150,001 to $360,000$3,135 plus $3.80 per $100 or part thereof above $150,000
$360,001 to $725,000$11,115 plus $4.75 per $100 or part thereof above $360,000
$725,001 and above$28,453 plus $5.15 per $100 or part thereof above $725,000

How much stamp duty do foreign property buyers pay?

If you are a foreign buyer purchasing property in Western Australia, you will need to pay an additional 7% in stamp duty.

If you are purchasing property with someone else and only 1 of you is a foreign citizen, the additional foreign duty will only apply to 50% of the purchase price.

However, the WA government will refund foreign transfer duty if a foreign buyer purchases land for residential development where 10 or more residential dwellings will be constructed.

Frequently asked questions about stamp duty in WA

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    chrisMarch 28, 2024

    why have i been charged a late lodgement penalty on my stamp duty

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      SarahApril 2, 2024Finder

      Hi Chris,

      We’re a review and comparison site so we’re not able to provide any customer service. We suggest you contact the WA Office of State Revenue to enquire about your situation.

      Hope this helps!

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