Have a question?
First Home Owners Grant
The First Home Owner Grant is a payment available to encourage first home buyers to buy or build a residential home to be used as their principal place of residence. First home owners may qualify for the Grant and/or for the reduced rate of Transfer (stamp) Duty.
Please follow the link to the Office of State Revenue Fact Sheet for First Home Owners
Home Buyers Assistance Account
The Home Buyers Assistance Account is established under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 to provide first home buyers with financial support.
The scheme provides a grant of up to $2 000 for the incidental expenses of first home buyers when they purchase an established or partially built home through a licensed real estate agent for the purchase price of $400,000 or less.
Please follow the link to the website for more details http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/home-buyers-assistance-account
Smoke Alarm & Residual Current Devices (RCD) Information
Australian Institute of Conveyancers WA Division - AICWA
Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce is the governing body for settlement agents in Western Australia. Their website has loads of useful information to assist you.
To visit their website, please follow the link http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/settlement-agents
Office of State Revenue
The Office of State Revenue’s (OSR) primary role is the administration of revenue laws for the community of Western Australia. The First Home Owners Grant is also administered through the OSR. The OSR website provides duty fee calculators, information sheets and First Home Owner Grant Application forms.
To visit their website, please follow the link http://www.finance.wa.gov.au/cms/State_Revenue/I_am/I_am___.aspx
Australian Taxation Office
If the property you are selling is worth $750 000 or more you will require an ATO Clearance Certificate to confirm you are an Australian resident. Non-Australian Residents are required to pay 12.5% of the purchase price to the ATO.
To apply for a Clearance Certificate visit the ATO website. Please follow the link https://www.ato.gov.au/FRWT_Certificate.aspx