First Home Owner Grant

The first home owner grant is a Qld state government initiative to help you get your first home.

If you’re eligible for the grant you can get $15,000 or $30,000 towards buying or building a new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000, including contract variations) that you will live in.

For buying or building a new home, the grant amount is:

  • $30,000 for contracts signed between 20 November 2023 and 30 June 2025 (both dates inclusive)
  • $15,000 for contracts signed before 20 November 2023.

For owner-builders, the grant amount is:

  • $30,000 where foundations are laid between 20 November 2023 and 30 June 2025 (both dates inclusive)
  • $15,000 where foundations were laid before 20 November 2023.

Before you and any co-applicants apply for the first home owner grant, you and your spouse(s) must meet the eligibility criteria. 

  • Anyone who is or will be an owner of the new home must be included on the application as an applicant.
  • If you have a spouse they must be included on the application—either as an applicant (co-owner) spouse or non-applicant spouse.
  • You only need 1 application for your new home, regardless of the number of applicants.
  • The grant is paid per new home, not to each applicant.
  • When determining eligibility, each applicant and their spouse must be considered.

When to apply

You must apply and provide supporting documents for the grant within the following timeframes:

  • Buying your home—you must apply within 1 year of taking possession of the new home and your title being registered.
  • Contract to build—you must apply within 1 year of the new home being completed; for instance, the final inspection certificate being issued.
  • Owner–builder—you must apply within 1 year of the new home being completed; for instance, the final inspection certificate being issued.

In special cases, these periods may be extended. If you’re applying outside the application period, you must include a written statement explaining your circumstances.

Using the grant as a deposit

The grant is paid at different times depending on how and when you apply, and whether you are building or buying. For this reason, it’s best not to count on using the grant as a deposit.

You do not need a deposit to apply for the grant itself.

How to apply

There are 2 ways to submit an application:

This information is provided by the Queensland Revenue Office, for more information about the First Home Owner Grant, please click here.

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