• First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)

    New First Home Owner Grant arrangements take effect

    The changes announced in the 2013-14 State Budget to increase the First Home Owner Grant from $7,000 to $10,000 for first home buyers purchasing or building a new home and to provide a $3,000 grant for those purchasing an established home commence operation from 25 September 2013.

    This means that on or after this date, first home buyers signing a contract to build or purchase a new home and owner builders that commence laying foundations for the construction of a home will be eligible for the increased grant of $10,000. First home buyers signing a contract to purchase an established home on or after this date will be eligible for a $3,000 grant.

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    First Home Owner Grant Fact Sheet

    Please note: There may be a duty liability on the eligible first home owner transaction.

    First Home Owner Grant Cap

    From 1 January 2010, there has been a cap on the total value of buying or building a home for which the first home owner grant will be payable. The cap limits the total value of properties (i.e. total value of home and land) to $750,000 or less, or if the home is located north of the 26th parallel to $1,000,000 or less.

    Additional information can be found in First Home Owner Grant Cap.

    FHOG UIN and Status Enquiry Facility

    The FHOG UIN and Status Enquiry Facility is a web-based tool that provides up-to-date information on the status of FHOG applications and their UIN. If you are an applicant, settlement agent or financial institution seeking a UIN on behalf of your client, can you please use the FHOG UIN and Status Enquiry Facility. Utilising this service will assist us in maintaining a high service standard to all of our customers.

    Learn more about the facility

    System Requirements

    To use this facility you must have one of the following internet browsers installed on your computer:

    • Internet Explorer version 7 (IE7) or higher. IE7 is available to download and install from the Microsoft website
    • Firefox version 3.0 or higher
    • Safari 3 or higher for Mac users

    Other Assistance for First Home Buyers

    The Home Buyers Assistance Account, which provides assistance of up to $2,000, is established under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act.

    This grant is administered by the Department of Commerce.