You may be eligible for the first home owner grant of $26,000 plus the household goods grant of up to $2,000.
First home owner grant
The first home owner grant is a $26,000 cash payment paid directly to eligible first home buyers of a new home. A
new home is a home that has never previously been sold or occupied as a place
of residence. To be eligible:
- Each applicant and their spouse or de facto partner will never have previously received a first home owner grant in any state or territory of Australia.
- Each applicant and their spouse or de facto partner will never have previously owned or held a relevant interest in a residential property before 1 July 2000 in any state or territory.
- Each applicant and their spouse or de facto partner will not
have occupied a residential property in which they owned or acquired a relevant
interest in on or after 1 July 2000 anywhere in Australia.
- Applicants must be
a natural person (not a company or trustee) and at least one of the applicants
must be 18 years of age or more.
- At least one applicant will be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time the application is made.
- Applicants must have entered into an eligible transaction.
You will be able to apply for the grant if you are purchasing a new home, entering into a contract to build a home or are an owner builder.More information and apply here
Household goods grant
The household goods grant was introduced on 1 October 2016 to assist first home buyers of new homes with a $2,000 grant to purchase household goods. You can apply for the $2,000 grant if you:
- are a first home buyer of a new home and are eligible for the first home owners grant, and
- entered into a contract to purchase or build a new home on or after 1 September 2016, or are an owner builder and commenced construction of a new home on or after 1 September 2016.
The household goods must be purchased for use by the applicant(s) in the home for which they were paid the first home owner grant.More information and apply here