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Applying for a first home owner grant

The Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner.

If your contract is dated 1 July 2018 or later, you can get the Queensland grant of $15,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). The grant is paid per new home; not to each of the applicants for the same home.

The grant amount has varied since it was first introduced in 2000. Contracts dated earlier than 1 July 2018 may still be eligible for a grant.

You can buy off the plan or choose to build yourself.

To be eligible for the grant:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or applying with someone who is).
  • You or your spouse must not have previously owned property in Australia that you lived in.
  • You must be buying or building a brand new home.
  • The value of the new home including the land is less than $750,000.
  • You must intend to move into the new home as your principal place of residence within 1 year of the completed transaction and live there continuously for 6 months.

This guide explains how and when to apply for the first home owner grant, the documents you need to include when applying and your obligations after receiving the grant.

Applying for a first home owner grant

In this guide:

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Understand your obligations
  3. How and when to apply
  4. When the grant is paid

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