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Supporting documents

When you apply for the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant, you’ll need to provide supporting documentation with your original application form, namely your signed contract to buy or build your first home, if applicable.

The form’s checklist has a complete list, and shows you which documents you should have with you when you see your approved agent or the documents you need to include with your form if sending the original application to the Office of State Revenue.

Examples of documents you may need are listed here. It’s a good idea to make sure you have these ready, and confirm what you need to provide against the checklist.

The application form will tell you which documents are mandatory for your situation. To avoid delays, make sure you include these documents with your original application.

Proof of identity

  • Australian birth certificate or Australian passport
  • Australian citizenship certificate, current passport and visa
  • Australian driver licence
  • Australian proof of age card
  • Medicare card, car registration, debit/credit card
  • Utility bill (electricity, gas), bank statement, home insurance policy
  • Certificates to confirm name change or marital status (e.g. marriage, divorce, death, separation)

Financials

Some questions on the form ask for evidence such as:

  • valuation of home
  • statutory declaration and written evidence of the financial arrangement (other than a commercial loan)
  • statutory declaration if a related person is providing financial help and will living in or using the home frequently.

Buying a new home

A new home includes off-the-plan and substantially renovated homes, and manufactured and kit homes. Documents you must provide with your original application include:

  • contract, signed and dated by seller and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners
  • final inspection certificate.

Other documents you might need include:

  • statement from the seller to confirm home has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence
  • statement from seller detailing GST and type and extent of renovations
  • Form 1 Transfer (stamped and lodged), evidence of consideration paid, seller statement, valuation certificate—where contracts don’t apply.

Building a home

Documents you must provide with your original application include:

  • contract, signed and dated by builder and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners
  • final inspection certificate.

Other documents you might need are:

  • valuation
  • rates notice
  • stamped contract to buy vacant land or stamped Form 1 Transfer.

Building your own home (owner–builder)

As an owner–builder, you must provide these documents with your original application:

  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners of the land on which home is built
  • final inspection report for laying of foundations
  • final inspection certificate
  • copies of receipts for structural building costs
  • valuation by independent third party after completion.