Transfer Fee

What is a Transfer Fee?

In some states and territories there is a Transfer Fee payable when a property transfer document is lodged for registration with the relevant authority.  The Transfer Fee is generally payable by the Purchaser and is in addition to Stamp Duty (which is sometimes known as Transfer Duty).

Transfer Fees are generally calculated as a percentage of the value of the property being transferred and they differ among the different states and territories.

On Own my own home we’ve calculated this fee for you, calculations are based on current regulations, please be aware that these may change in the future.

Below are the details of the rates and calculation methods for each state and territory.

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory Transfer Fee is a flat $409.
More information is available from the Access Canberra website.

New South Wales

The Transfer Fee in New South Wales is a flat $146.40.
More information is available from NSW Land Registry Services website.

Northern Territory 

The Transfer Fee in Northern Territory is a flat $149.
More information is available from NT Government website.

Queensland

The rates for Land Transfer Fees in Queensland is a flat $195 + $37 for every $10,000, or part of $10,000, over $180,000 property value. More information is available from Queensland Government website.

South Australia

The rates for Land Transfer Fees in South Australia are shown in the table below. More information is available from Land Services SA  website.

ThresholdFee
up to $5,000$173
up to $20,000$193
up to $40,000$212
up to $50,000$298
Over $50,000$298 + $86.50 for every $10,000 or part of $10,000 over $50,000

Tasmania

The Transfer Fee in Tasmania is a flat $212.22.
More information is available from Tasmania Government website.

Victoria

The Transfer Fee in Victoria is $98.50 plus $23.40 per $10,000 or part thereof up to a maximum of $3,609 transfer fee.
More information is available from Victoria State Government website.

Western Australia

The rates for Land Transfer Fees in Western Australia are shown in the table below. More information is available from WA Land Registry website.

ThresholdFee
up to $85,000$178.2
up to $120,000$188.2
up to $200,000$208.2
up to $300,000$228.2
up to $400,000$248.2
up to $500,000$268.2
up to $600,000$288.2
up to $700,000$308.2
up to $800,000$328.2
up to $900,000$348.2
up to $1,000,000$368.2
up to $1,100,000$388.2
up to $1,200,000$408.2
up to $1,300,000$428.2
up to $1,400,000$448.2
up to $1,500,000$468.2
up to $1,600,000$488.2
up to $1,700,000$508.2
up to $1,800,000$528.2
up to $1,900,000$548.2
up to $2,000,000$568.2
Over $2,000,000$568.2 + $20 for every $10,000 or part of $10,000 over $2,000,000

This page was last updated on 19 September 2020.