Owner–builders and the first home owner grant

You may be eligible for the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant if you are an owner–builder. Owner–builders build a home, or have a home built, on land they own without entering into a contract to build.

Eligibility conditions

Owner–builders must meet the eligibility criteria for the grant.

The home must be a qualifying residence (i.e. a Class 1a dwelling as defined by the Australian Building Codes Board). It can be a:

  • house, unit, duplex or townhouse; or a granny flat built on a relative’s land
  • kit home or relocatable home that has been moved from one site to another, as long as the home has not been occupied since being fixed to the new site
  • ‘tiny home’ if fixed (i.e. not on wheels).

Depending on the commencement date of the build, you may be eligible for different amounts.

When to apply

You can apply for the grant within one year of the build being completed.

How to apply

There are two ways to lodge your completed application form and supporting documents:

  • through an approved bank or lending institution
  • with Queensland Revenue Office.

You must provide these documents with your application:

  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners of the land on which the home is built
  • first inspection report (Form 16) that shows the build’s commencement date (the date the footings or foundations are certified)
  • a detailed list of the construction costs
  • copies of receipts equal to the grant amount
  • evidence of value of the land as at the date of commencement of the build
  • independent third-party valuation or market appraisal of the home dated on or after the completion of the eligible transaction
  • final inspection certificate.

Find out more about applying for the grant and when it will be paid.