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What stamp duty applies to

Stamp duty is tax that state and territory governments charge for certain documents and transactions.

You’ll need to pay stamp duty for things like:

  • motor vehicle registration and transfers
  • insurance policies
  • leases and mortgages
  • hire purchase agreements
  • transfers of property (such as a business, real estate or certain shares)

The amount of stamp duty you’ll need to pay depends on the type and value of your transaction.

Stamp duty concessions and exemptions

In some circumstances, you may be able to get a concession or exemption from paying stamp duty. The rules vary, so check the website for your state or territory.

Information for your state or territory