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Regional home building boost grant

The regional home building boost grant is a state government initiative to help home owners in regional Queensland into their new home sooner. It will give you $5,000 after the purchase or construction of a brand-new house, unit or townhouse valued at less than $750,000.

Check if you are eligible, then follow the 2-step application process within the timeframes.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the grant:

  • your contract must be dated between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021—if you have a contract to buy or build
  • your build started from 4 June 2020 onwards—if you are an owner-builder who is building a new home
  • you must be at least 18 years of age
  • you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or applying with someone who is)
  • you or your spouse must not have received a previous regional home building boost grant
  • you must be buying or building a brand new home
  • the value of the home including the land is less than $750,000
  • you must move into the new home as your principal place of residence within 1 year of the completed transaction and live there continuously for 6 months
  • the home is being bought or built in a regional Queensland area
  • you have entered into an eligible transaction.

Eligible transactions

An eligible transaction is:

  • a contract to buy new home, including a substantially renovated home
  • a contract to build a new home
  • the building of a new home by an owner-builder.

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Regional home building boost grant

In this guide:

  1. How and when to apply
  2. Renovated houses and the regional home building boost grant
  3. Supporting documents
  4. Definitions

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