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.


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 and 31 March 2021—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.

Check your location

Enter your postcode below to see if you are located in regional Queensland.

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Make sure you don’t lose the grant

To keep the grant, all applicants must meet the residence requirements:

If you are unable to meet these residence requirements, you must tell us within 14 days. The best way is to send an email using the online enquiry form. Select Home buyer grants as the subject of enquiry.

Depending on your circumstances, you may have to pay back the grant because you are no longer eligible.

More information

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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