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The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) was introduced by the Australian Government to help Australian’s with their first home purchase. The Grant is available across Australia, at a base amount of $7,000, although the total grant amount and legislation varies for each state.

You can find more information about the FHOG in your state using the links below.

How do I know if I am eligible for the First Home Owner Grant?

If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible to apply for the First Home Owners Grant:

  • Will this be the first time you have owned or built a house in Australia?
  • Do you intend to live in the property for at least 6 months consecutively, within 12 months of purchase?
  • Is the total property purchase less than your state’s stipulated capped amount?

Are the rules different for newly built vs. pre-existing properties?

The base amount will be $7,000, however, extra incentives may be offered in some states and territories if you are building your first home.

What is the purchase value cap for my property?

  • ACT – $750,000
  • NSW – $650,000
  • NT – $600,000
  • QLD – $750,000
  • SA – $575,000
  • VIC – $750,000
  • WA – $750,000 (or $1,000,000 for properties north of the 26th parallel)
  • TAS – no limit

Information published current as of January 2014

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