Duties

Duty in the ACT is payable on the transfer, agreement for sale, declaration of trust over, or grant, of certain property. 

Documents submitted for stamp duty assessments in relation to these matters will be assessed for duty and a notice of assessment emailed to the lodging party within 5 working days of receiving a complete submission. 

Lodgements which include an application for a concession (Home Buyer Concession or Pensioner Duty Concession) or a Deferral of Duty, will be assessed for duty and a notice of assessment emailed to the lodging party within 10 working days of receiving a complete application.

Once the duty liability has been paid, the documents can be collected from the Access Canberra Environment, Planning and Land Shopfront, Dickson (see Contact us for opening hours). 

No advice can be given at this shopfront as it is only a drop off and pick up location for ACT Revenue Office services, lodgements and other related correspondence. 

For information regarding eLodge and Easy Lodge lodgement processes click here.

The rate of duty payable will depend on the type of property you are transferring, the date of the agreement and its value.