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Supporting documents for the first home owners’ grant

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When you apply for the grant, you’ll need to provide supporting documents (e.g. signed and dated contract) with your application form.

The form has a checklist of the documents you must present when you either see your approved agent or apply with Queensland Revenue Office. Make sure you have the documents ready to avoid delays.

Examples of documents you may need are listed below.

Proof of identity

Provide one document from each category with your application. One document cannot be used multiple times; for example, if a passport is used as a category 1 document, it cannot be used as a category 2 document.

Category 1

  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian passport
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • Passport or ImmiCard and visa
  • Titre de Voyage

Category 2

  • Australian driver licence
  • Australian firearm licence
  • Australian proof of age card
  • Passport (must be current)

Category 3

  • Medicare card
  • Car registration
  • Debit or credit card
  • Concession card
  • Veteran card

Category 4

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).

For non-applicant spouses (i.e. a spouse who will not be a co-owner of the home) who permanently reside overseas and do not intend to occupy the home, a current corresponding identification document issued by the country where the non-applicant spouse resides can be provided, with translation.

Financial help

If you have received financial help, you must provide one of the following documents with your application:

  • a statutory declaration from each applicant with a comprehensive description of the financial help received or expected to be received, including details of the amounts owing or gifted and the applicant’s relationship with the person providing the help
  • a copy of the financial arrangement (i.e. a loan agreement or deed), if the agreement is in writing.

If you have received financial help from a related person and that person will be living in or using the new home frequently, you must provide details in the statutory declaration to explain the family reasons why the person will be residing in or using the home frequently.

New home (including off the plan)

If you are purchasing a new home (including off-the-plan purchases), you must provide these documents with your application:

If you are purchasing a new home that is not off the plan, you must also provide a vendor statement from the seller confirming the home has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence.

Substantially renovated homes

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

  • contract signed and dated by the seller and applicants (including any special conditions or annexures)
  • registration confirmation statement or current title search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from Titles Queensland)
  • a tax invoice that shows the GST component of the home purchase price
  • statement from the seller confirming
    • the sale of the home was a taxable supply under the GST Act and was sold in the course of the seller's business
    • the home has not been sold or occupied as a place of residence since the renovations
    • the type and extent of the renovations
  • final inspection certificate issued by your local council or private building certifier.

Contract to build

If you have a building contract, you must provide these documents with your application:

  • contract, signed and dated by the builder and applicants (including any special conditions, annexures or any variations to the contract)
  • registration confirmation statement or current title search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from Titles Queensland)
  • final inspection certificate issued by your local council or private building certifier
  • one of the following, dated no more than 12 months from the date of the contract to build, showing the value of the land as at commencement
    • independent valuation or market appraisal
    • stamped contract to purchase vacant land
    • stamped Form 1 Transfer.

Owner–builder

If you are building a home 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 (available from Titles Queensland)
  • first inspection certificate that shows the build’s commencement date (the date the footings or foundations are certified), issued by your local council or private building certifier
  • completed owner–builder cost summary annexure
  • copies of receipts equal to the grant amount
  • 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
  • one of the following, dated no more than 12 months from the date the foundations are laid, showing the value of the land as at commencement date of the build
    • independent valuation or market appraisal
    • stamped contract to purchase vacant land
    • stamped Form 1 Transfer.

Building on a relative’s land

If you are building on a relative’s land, you are not the registered owner. You must provide one of the following with your application:

  • a statement from the related person giving authorisation to build on their land
  • a copy of a written agreement.

Purchase from related person or no contract

If you have purchased a home from, or had your home built by, a related person (e.g. a parent) or you have a transaction with no written contract, you must provide these documents with your application:

  • stamped Form 1 Transfer, lodged with Titles Queensland for the vacant land (if the dutiable value is displayed)
  • evidence that consideration has been paid by the applicants and received by, or on behalf of, the vendor
  • statement from the vendor confirming the home has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence
  • independent third-party valuation or market appraisal of the new home dated within 12 months of the date the grant application is lodged.

Manufactured homes or mobile homes

If you aren’t the registered owner of land, you must provide a site agreement, lease or other relevant agreement as evidence of your right to build on and occupy the land as your new home.