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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 range||Duty 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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