I'm buying a new home

You may be eligible for the first home owner grant of $26,000 plus the household goods grant of up to $2,000.

  1. Apply for the first home owner grant
  2. Receive payment to your nominated account within 14 days
  3. Purchase your household goods from a local business
  4. Provide receipts within 90 days to receive your household goods grant

$26,000

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

$2,000

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