Home renovation grant

Applications for the home renovation grants close at 5pm on 30 November 2020

If you buy an established property as your first home, you may be able to get financial help to renovate or improve it.

You can get up to $10,000 under the home renovation grant.

Who can apply

You can only apply for the home renovation grant once you have been approved for the first home owner discount.

Owner-builders or do-it-yourself renovators cannot apply.

How it works

To get financial help to renovate or improve your property follow these steps:

Step 1. Get a quote from local businesses for the renovations or improvements you'd like done.
Step 2. Apply online.
Step 3. After you apply you will receive your vouchers in an email.
Step 4. Work with the business to complete the renovation.
Step 5. Pay the business using the voucher.

When you apply for the home renovation grant, the quotes and invoices you submit must comply with the grant terms and conditions.

Below are templates you can use for this purpose.

Home renovation grant - quotation template (25.0 kb)
Home renovation grant - quotation template (116.3 kb)

Home renovation grant - invoice template (24.0 kb)
Home renovation grant - invoice template (119.8 kb)

Using your grant to renovate or improve

You must use a local business. A local business is one that operates in the Northern Territory (NT), has a permanent base here and employs NT people.

If the local business doing the renovations wants to employ sub-contractors, they must also be local businesses.

You can use the grant with up to five different businesses if they meet these conditions. You will receive a specific voucher for each business up to a maximum total of $10,000, including the amount you have sought for buying household goods. The minimum value for each voucher is $500.

There is no cap on the total value of the renovation or improvements you want to do.

Using your renovation grant for household goods

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

Once you've been approved for the grant, you will either:

  • receive an upfront payment for the purchase of the household goods and provide your receipts afterwards, or
  • buy the household goods using your own money then seek reimbursement.

How to apply

Apply online now if you are a first home buyer of an established home.

Read the full home renovation grant terms and conditions.

Information for businesses

A local business is one that operates in the NT, has a permanent base here and employs NT people.

If the local business doing the renovations wants to employ sub-contractors, they must also be local businesses.

The grant can be used with up to five different businesses if they meet these conditions. Read the home renovation grant terms and conditions.

You can redeem a home renovation grant voucher given to your business at the SmartyGrants website.

Last updated: 28 Sep 2018