Apply for a refund of duty

Request a reassessment or apply for a rebate.

Follow these steps to apply for a refund of duty.

  1. Complete the relevant application form - select the transaction type below.
     
  2. Provide supporting documents
    • contract of sale of your property
    • certificate of duty paid
    • copy of your ID (such as your driver’s licence)
    • copy of a bank statement for the account to receive the refund.
       
  3. Lodge online.

Your refund will be paid directly into your bank account.

Residential

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You may be eligible for the residential rate of duty for a place of residence, rental home, mixed use property or land on which a residence is constructed.

If the general rate of duty was applied to your transaction and you want to have the transaction reassessed at the residential rate, use this form to apply for a reassessment within

  • five years from the date of the agreement or the transfer if there is no agreement or
  • 12 months from the date when construction of the residence began or you entered into the contract for construction of the residence

See the transfer of residential land fact sheet.

First home owner

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You may be eligible for the first home owner duty concessional rate if you're a first home buyer.

If your transaction was assessed at the general rate or the residential rate and you want to have the transaction reassessed at the first home owner rate, use this form to apply for a reassessment within

  • 12 months after settlement or
  • three months after the date you received the grant

See the first home owner rate of duty fact sheet.

Cancelled transaction

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You may not need to pay transfer duty if your transaction has been cancelled.

If you've already been assessed for duty and your transaction is cancelled, use this form to apply for a reassessment within

  • five years after original assessment was made or
  • 12 months after the day on which the agreement was cancelled

See the cancelled transactions fact sheet.

Contingent consideration

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If your transaction was assessed for duty on an amount of contingent consideration and that amount was not paid, use this form to apply for a reassessment within five years of the execution date of the agreement.

See the contingent consideration fact sheet.

Other transactions

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For transaction types not listed on this page, see the Duties Information Requirements for required application information.

Off-the-plan rebate

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Apply for a rebate of the duty paid on eligible unit and apartment purchases in multi-tiered developments for contracts entered into between 23 October 2019 and 23 October 2021.

Page reviewed 28 July 2020