If you own a home that was destroyed in a specified bushfire area, relief from stamp duty on the transfer of the purchase of a replacement home is available.
Anywhere affected by bushfires in the Local Government Areas of Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Mid-Murray, Yorke Peninsula and Kingston District.
Relief is capped at the stamp duty payable on a $1 million home. This means relief is available up to $48 830.
The Registrar-General will provide similar relief as to that provided by RevenueSA in regards to Stamp Duty for eligible transfers of land. For information on other documents and searches that are eligible in this program of relief we ask that you contact Land Services SA via email email@example.com.
The relief is available up to and including 20 January 2024.
If you purchase a home which is valued over $1 million, you will still be eligible for relief to the capped amount.
A replacement home is purchased for $1.1 million. Stamp duty on the transfer is $54 330.
Relief of $48 830 will be available, with the purchaser required to pay the $5500 difference.
No, the replacement home can be anywhere in South Australia.
Yes, relief is only available if you own a home in the specified bushfire area that was destroyed.
No. Relief is only available on the purchase of a home which is replacing your existing home that was destroyed by the bushfire.
Your conveyancer can apply for relief on your behalf at the time they are processing the Transfer. This means you will not be charged stamp duty at settlement.
You will need to provide them with a copy of the police report or insurance claim evidencing that the home has been destroyed. If you do not have a police report or insurance claim, other evidence or a declaration may be provided.
The Transfer must be lodged with RevenueSA for assessment through RevenueSA Online.
In the note section please ensure you provide the following information:
You must also upload supporting evidence for the relief. This must be either a copy of the police report or insurance claim evidencing that the home has been destroyed. If your client does not have a police report or insurance claim, other evidence or a declaration may be provided.
If you have already purchased a replacement home and settlement has been finalised, please email RevenueSA at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the following information:
You will need to provide a copy of the police report or insurance claim evidencing that the home has been destroyed. If you do not have a police report or insurance claim, other evidence or a declaration may be provided.
Yes. Relief is also available for:
If your home has been destroyed by a bushfire, which was not within a specified bushfire area and you have purchased a replacement home, you can request for relief to be considered.
Please email email@example.com with details of your home, location home was destroyed, supporting evidence and reasons why relief should be provided.
These instances will be considered on a case-by-case basis for ex gratia relief outside of this relief program.