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Supporting documents

When you apply for the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant, you’ll need to provide supporting documentation (e.g. signed and dated contract) with your application form.

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

Proof of identity

These documents must be current when including with your application:

  • Australian birth certificate or Australian passport
  • Australian citizenship certificate, passport and visa
  • Australian driver licence
  • Australian proof of age card
  • Medicare card, car registration, debit/credit card.

You need to supply one of these documents to show your current name and residential address:

  • utility bill (electricity, gas)
  • bank statement
  • home insurance policy.

You’ll need these documents if you have changed your name or marital status:

  • change of name certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • divorce certificate
  • any document that is evidence of another change in status (e.g. 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 be living in or using the home frequently.

Buying a new home

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

  • contract, signed and dated by the seller and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement or current title search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • final inspection certificate issued by your local council or private building certifier.

Other documents you might need include:

  • statement from the seller to confirm the home has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence
  • 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 application include:

  • contract, signed and dated by the builder and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement or current title search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • final inspection certificate issued by your local council or private building certifier.

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 application:

  • registration confirmation statement or current title search that shows the applicants as the registered owners of the land on which the home is built (available from the Titles Registry)
  • 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 issued by your local council or private building certifier.

Renovated homes

If you have bought a home that has been substantially renovated, you must provide these documents with your application:

  • contract signed and dated by the seller and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement or current title search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • a statement from the seller (showing their ABN) to confirm that the home has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence since renovated
  • a statement from the seller confirming that the sale is a taxable supply under the GST Act and was in the course of the seller’s enterprise
  • final inspection certificate, if applicable, issued by your local council or private building certifier.