• Buying property or land

    Are you buying property in Western Australia? Use our property buyers' decision tree to see if you qualify for any exemptions, grants or concessions, and which taxes you may be liable for.

    Transfer duty

    Transfer duty must be paid for you to be registered as the owner of the Certificate of Title for the property with Landgate.

    Our Duties calculator can assist you in estimating the amount of transfer duty payable.

    If you are purchasing residential property you may be eligible for the residential rate of transfer duty

    For more information go to the Transfer Duty pages.

    Land tax

    Land tax is an annual tax which applies to all properties in Western Australia. There are tax-free thresholds and exemptions which exclude a number of properties from land tax.

    Generally, a property used as the owner's principal place of residence is exempt from land tax.

    Our Land Tax calculator can assist you in calculating your land tax liability.

    For more information go to the Land Tax pages.

    First Home Owner Grant

    The Office of State Revenue administers the first home owner grant scheme for first home buyers.  

    You may be eligible for the first home owner rate of duty if you are purchasing an established home, or building or purchasing a new home.

    For more information go to the First Home Owner Grant pages.