Stamp duty calculator

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Written by James Hurwood
Reviewed by Stephen Zeller
Updated 9 May 2024

Stamp duty and how it works

Don’t quite understand stamp duty? You might want to watch this explainer from Selling Houses Australia host, Andrew Winter.
Andrew Winter
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Stamp duty calculator

Expert stamp duty tips

As General Manager of Money at Compare the Market, Stephen Zeller wants to help make sure home buyers aren’t taken unawares by their stamp duty and have a firm idea of what their stamp duty costs will look like ahead of time. With that in mind, he has some top stamp duty tips for homebuyers:

Stephen Zeller
General Manager – Money

Factor in your stamp duty

Stamp duty is a cost that’s often overlooked when people are thinking about purchasing a home. If you’re not eligible for any stamp duty concessions or exemptions, be sure to factor in the additional savings needed to cover stamp duty. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our Home Loan Specialists to see if you can add it to your home loan.

Know how much you’ll pay

Feel free to check with one of our Home Loan Specialists regarding your potential eligibility for any stamp duty exemptions or concessions, but also check with your conveyancer or solicitor, as they’ll be responsible for confirming the amount to be charged at settlement.

We can help you calculate your costs

Based on the value of the property you want to buy and where it’s located, our new home loan comparison tool will tell you how much stamp duty you’d be likely to pay on a given property purchase. It will also estimate the rest of your buying costs including government charges, lenders mortgage insurance (if applicable), conveyancing, and inspections. You can also use it to compare a range of home loans you’re eligible for and apply for one if you decide it’s appropriate for you – all in the one place!

Stamp duty explained

What is stamp duty?

How is stamp duty calculated?

Does stamp duty include GST?

Stamp duty costs in the states and territories

Who has to pay stamp duty?

Do you need to pay stamp duty for new homes?

Do first home buyers pay stamp duty?

Do you pay stamp duty for land purchases?

Do you pay stamp duty when you sell a house?

Paying your stamp duty

Who is stamp duty paid to?

When is stamp duty payable?

Can stamp duty be added to a mortgage?

Meet our home loans expert, Stephen Zeller

Stephen Zeller
General Manager – Money

Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking. He’s also a member of both the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

Stephen leads our team of Home Loan Specialists, and reviews and contributes to Compare the Market’s banking-relating content to ensure it’s as helpful and empowering as possible for our readers.

Queensland Government, Transfer duty rates. 2024.

State Revenue Office Victoria, First home buyer duty exemption, concession or reduction. 2024.