We have just bought our first house in Adelaide and thought the following information might be useful to new/prospective migrants.
The cost of our house was $505,000 but on top of that price you have to pay stamp duty which was $21,605. Some of the other additional costs include adjustment for rates and taxes and water, conveyancer costs and GST (the same as VAT).
The total settlement cost was $530,483.76.
So remember when you are looking on www.realestate.com.au the price advertised for the house is not the final price you will pay.