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