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Stamp duty is a charge on certain documents and transactions. Stamp duty is charged at either a flat rate or an ad valorem rate (based on the value of the transaction) depending on the particular document or transaction.

Calculators are available to assist you in estimating the amount of stamp duty payable. There is also a Stamp Duty Glossary of Terms which may help you to understand some of the terms used.

Lodgement methods

What documents/transactions are no longer subject to stamp duty?

Stamp duty is no longer charged on the following documents/transactions:

Document/Transaction type

Date stamp duty abolished


1 July 2004


1 July 2009

Share Transfers

18 June 2015

Transfer of a business

18 June 2015

Further information

Stamp duty in South Australia is administered under the following legislation:

  • Stamp Duties Act 1923
  • Stamp Duties Regulations 2013
  • Taxation Administration Act 1996

Further information is available via the links below:

Commonwealth Reporting

Foreign Ownership Surcharge

Real Property (Land)

Are you looking to purchase a residential property in South Australia?

The Residential Property Buyer Tool will provide you with information on state revenue obligations that you may need to pay, and exemptions and/or grants you may be entitled to receive.

Use the Residential Property Buyer Tool

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