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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.

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 current 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 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 original application include:

  • contract, signed and dated by the seller and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • final inspection certificate.

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 original application include:

  • contract, signed and dated by the builder and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • 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 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.

Renovated homes

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

  • contract signed and dated by the seller and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • a statement from the seller 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.