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Spouses and domestic partners often transfer property between themselves.

Before 1 July 2017, transfers between spouses or domestic partners were exempt from duty regardless of the type of property. Since 1 July 2017, only transfers of a principal place of residence (PPR) made for no consideration are exempt. There has been no change to the exemption for transfers resulting from the breakdown of a marriage or domestic relationship.

Find out more about the requirements around duty exemption in relation to transferring property to a spouse or domestic partner.

A Transfer of Land Form and Digital Duties Form need to be lodged at the State Revenue Office for land transfers of this nature. This guide provides assistance on completing the Digital Duties Form in Duties Online as a public lodger.

Last modified: 8 December 2023
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