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What is SA stamp duty?

Stamp duty in SA is a state government tax applied to the sale or transfer of many personal and business-related assets, most commonly real estate. When buying or otherwise taking possession of homes or land, it’s referred to as South Australia land transfer duty.

How much is stamp duty in SA?

Each state in Australia applies stamp duty differently, with individual rates, purchase thresholds, and exemptions that eligible buyers will need to understand how to calculate payable duty or apply for concessions when purchasing a home.

The stamp duty you will pay may vary, depending on:

  • The state or territory the property is located in
  • The cost of the purchase
  • The type of property you purchase
  • Your residency status
  • Your income and partner’s income
  • Your eligibility as a first-home buyer
  • Your eligibility for pensioner concessions

You can use the SA stamp duty calculator to estimate how much duty may be payable.

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Generally, first-home buyers and properties under $500,000 in value will attract the lowest amount of stamp duty across all states of Australia.

Who pays stamp duty in SA?

The person or business purchasing the property or receiving the transfer of assets will be liable to pay stamp duty in SA. As this can often be a significant additional cost on the purchase price of property, it’s important to estimate the transfer tax on properties so you can clearly understand your financial obligations.

How do you pay SA stamp duty?

Stamp duty can be paid by direct deposit, cheque, credit card, and other major payment options. In most cases, you will receive a notice from your state government office, delivered to the address of the purchased property or by e-mail. This letter will often contain:

  • The amount of stamp duty payable
  • Details on the tax and how it was calculated
  • Concessions or exemptions included in the calculation
  • Payment options
  • Payment due date
  • Information regarding late payments and associated penalties or charges
  • Reference details for the notice and payment

Payment due dates can be anywhere between the day of settlement and up to three months following the purchase of property.

South Australia (SA) Stamp Duty

Purchase price of propertyStamp duty payable

Up to $12,000

1% of the property value

$12,001 - $30,000

$120 plus 2% per dollar over $12,000

$30,001 - $50,000

$480 plus 3% per dollar over $30,000

$50,001 - $100,000

$1,080 plus 3.5% per dollar over $50,000

$100,001 - $200,000

$2,830 plus 4% per dollar over $100,000

$200,001 - $250,000

$6,830 plus 4.25% per dollar over $200,000

$250,001 - $300,000

$8,955 plus 4.75% per dollar over $250,000

$300,001 - $500,000

$11,330 plus 5% per dollar over $300,000

More than $500,000

$21,330 plus 5.5% per dollar over $500,000

Payment Due Date

SA stamp duty needs to be paid within 30 days from settlement day.


There are exemptions and concessions in South Australia if you are purchasing your first home. The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) provides $15,000 if:

  • The market value of the property is below $575,000
  • You are an Australian citizen
  • You lodge an application for an FHOG with RevenueSA

You can visit the SA Department of Treasury and Finance site to learn more about thresholds, exemptions, and how to contact your state office


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