I'm buying an established home

You may be eligible for a discount on stamp duty of up to $23,928 plus the home renovation grant of up to $10,000.

Home Renovation Grant

  1. Obtain quotes for the renovations or improvement you'd like done from local businesses
  2. Apply online for the grant
  3. Receive your voucher(s) electronically
  4. Work with the business to get the job done
  5. Pay the business using the voucher


First home owner discount

The first home owner discount is stamp duty assistance up to $23,928.60, available to eligible first home buyers of an established home. An established home is one that has been previously sold or occupied, and is able to be lawfully occupied as a place of residence. To be eligible:

  • All applicants or their spouse or de facto partners must not or have ever held a relevant interest in residential property in Australia.
  • All applicants must be acquiring the whole property in their own right, not as an agent, trustee or in any other capacity.
  • At least one of the applicants must be occupying the home as their principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months commencing within 12 months of taking possession of the home.
  • Applicants must have entered into a contract to acquire an established home on or after 1 September 2016.
  • 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 of Australia.
  • Applicants must have entered into a contract to purchase an established home on or after 1 September 2016.

You will be able to apply for the discount if you are purchasing an established home in the Northern Territory up to the value of $650,000.

More information and apply here


Home renovation grant

If you buy an established property as your first home you may be able to get a $10,000 grant to renovate or improve it. To be eligible for the $10,000 grant you:

  • must first have been approved for the first home owner discount
  • can't be an owner-builder or do-it-yourself renovator
  • must use a local business that operates in the Northern Territory (NT), has a permanent base here and employs NT people.

Up to $2,000 of the $10,000 renovation grant can be used to buy household goods.

More information and apply here