Stamp Duty Information Sheet - Northern Territory

Service summary

Stamp Duty is payable on various instruments and transactions including certain leases of land, conveyance of dutiable property and deeds.

Dutiable property includes, land, mining tenements, plant and equipment (when purchased with other dutiable property), statutory business licences, goodwill, and intellectual rights such as business names, trademarks, copyrights and patents.

Motor vehicle traders may be eligible for an exemption of stamp duty for vehicles sold as part of their ordinary business.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Variable, depending on nature of transaction

Administering agency

Territory Revenue Office (Commissioner of Territory Revenue)

Act(s) name

Stamp Duty Act 1978 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Revenue Officer

Operating address:
Level 4, 38 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 154
Darwin NT 0801





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