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    First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)

    The first home owner grant (FHOG) is a one-off grant payable to first home owners that satisfy all the eligibility criteria.

    The 2015-16 State Budget included a measure to abolish the FHOG of up to $3,000 for the purchase of established homes.

    This change will apply to contracts for the purchase of an established home entered into on or after 3 October 2015.  First home owners who entered into a contract to purchase an existing home before that date will still be able to apply for and receive the FHOG and related first home owner rate of duty for a period of 12 months after completion of the eligible contract.

    On or after 3 October 2015, purchasers of established homes will still be able to apply for the first home owner rate of duty if the value of the home is below the current threshold of $530,000.

    The FHOG of up to $10,000 for ‘new’ homes will remain unchanged.

    Contact us:

    First Home Owner Grant Fact Sheet

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

    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.