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Applying for the HomeBuilder grant

HomeBuilder provides individuals and couples with a grant towards building or buying a new home or substantially renovating an existing home that they will own and occupy.

The grant amount is:

  • $25,000 for contracts signed between 4 June and 31 December 2020
  • $15,000 for contracts signed between 1 January and 31 March 2021.

You must apply using the online form by 14 April 2021 and provide all supporting evidence by 30 April 2023. Version 1 of the paper or PDF form is no longer accepted.

Eligibility

These criteria apply to all persons, whether applying as an individual or as part of a couple.

  • You must not have previously received a HomeBuilder grant in any state or territory of Australia.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age. (Companies and trusts cannot apply.)
  • You must be an Australian citizen at the time you apply.
  • Your 2018–19 or 2019-20 annual taxable income must be below:
    • $125,000 for an individual
      or
    • $200,000 for a couple.
  • You will be the registered owner on the title.
  • The home will be your principal place of residence after completion or settlement.
  • The contract is signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021 to:
    • buy an off-the plan or new home valued at $750,000 or less (including GST) and construction had not started before 4 June 2020
      or
    • build a new home where the build amount and the value of the land (including any existing structures) is $750,000 or less (including GST)
      or
    • substantially renovate an existing home, where
      • renovations cost between $150,000 and $750,000 (including GST)
        and
      • value of property (home and land before renovation) is less than $1.5 million.

Examples

In these examples, the individuals need to meet all eligibility criteria and application deadlines.

How to apply

The application process varies depending on whether you are buying, building or renovating. Find out how to apply, including information about pre-approval and when the grant is paid, if you are:

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