Land Transfer Duty - Victoria


You will need to pay land transfer duty if you buy property in Victoria. The amount payable depends on:

  • the value and purpose of the property
  • whether you are a foreign purchaser
  • whether any exemptions or concessions apply.

Land transfer duty is based on the greater value of either of the following at the point of entering the contract for sale:

  • the market value of the property
  • the price paid (including GST).

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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


You must pay duty within thirty days of settlement or a penalty will be applied.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Miscellaneous All

The rate of duty charged is on a sliding scale. Please contact the Agency for further information.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Complete a Digital Duties Form (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Duties Act 2000 Victoria

Application process


The Agency has a variety of payment options available.

Lodgement process


It is common that your solicitor, conveyancer or bank will organise and pay for the duty on your behalf. Request a duty statement to confirm whether this has been done.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

State Revenue Office

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.