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Bushfire Related Tax Relief Measures VIC

The Victorian government is offering a range of tax relief measures for people affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.


What do you get?

Tax relief measures on payroll tax, land tax, land transfer (stamp) duty and motor vehicle duty.

Who is this for?

Victorians affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.


Tax/duty relief measures vary and depend on your circumstances. They include:

  • relief on 2020 land tax if your property was destroyed, substantially damaged or affected
  • zero or reduced 2021 land tax for properties used to provide free accommodation
  • relief of up to $55,000 in land transfer (stamp) duty on a replacement home for a home destroyed by bushfire, or for the purchase of vacant land on which you build a replacement home
  • relief of up to $2100 on vehicle duty when buying a replacement vehicle for one that was destroyed by bushfire
  • 50% concession on land transfer (stamp) duty on purchases of commercial or industrial land in eligible local governments areas
  • reduced rate of payroll tax (1.2125%) for regional employers with a registered address in the local government areas of East Gippsland, Mansfield, Wellington, Wangaratta, Towong and Alpine

Other tax relief measures may be available and will be considered on a case-by case situation.

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Bushfire Related Tax Relief Measures.

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