The state-by-state guide to the First Home Owners Grant
Find out if you're eligible for the First Home Owners Grant.
Find out which grants and concessions may be available to you so you can pursue your dream of home ownership sooner.
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Below you’ll find the grants and stamp duty concessions available in each state. Remember there are a host of eligibility requirements for the grant and duty concessions which can vary from state to state, so be sure to visit your state’s office of revenue website and find out if you’re eligible.
The eligibility criteria for first home buyers differs slightly between the states and territories but generally, eligibility criteria includes:
- You must be a first home buyer as a person, not as a company or trust.
- At least one applicant must be a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
- Each applicant must be at least 18 years old.
- You or your spouse, partner or co-purchaser must not have previously owned an interest in land in Australia which had a residence on it, before 1 July 2000.
- You or your spouse or partner cannot have lived in a residential property which you owned from 1 July 2000.
- You or your spouse, partner or co-purchaser may not have claimed the grant previously.
- You must occupy your first home as your principal place of residence within 12 months of the construction or purchase of your home and the minimum period of occupancy is 12 continuous months.
There are other state-specific conditions as well, which will depend on the state you’re buying in.
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