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Regional home building boost grant

How and when to apply

Before you start, check that:

  • your contract is dated between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021—if you have a contract to buy or build
  • your build commenced from 4 June 2020 onwards—if you are an owner-builder who is building a new home.

The application process involves 2 steps: first you apply for the grant, and then you claim it.

Application timeframes

Complete the 2 steps (apply and claim) within the following timeframes for these eligible transactions:

  • Contract to buy 
    You must apply and claim within 6 months of taking possession of the new home and your title being registered.
  • Contract to build
    You must apply and claim within 6 months of the new home being completed; for instance, the final inspection certificate being issued.
  • Building by owner–builder
    You must apply and claim within 6 months of the new home being completed; for instance, the final inspection certificate being issued.

Examples

In these examples, the individuals have also met the other eligibility criteria.

The grant is paid per new home—not to each applicant for the same home. It is paid when the transaction has been completed (step 2), so you can’t use the grant as part of a deposit.

Step 1 – Apply online

Complete an online form at QGrants.

This will confirm your eligibility for the grant. You need to answer questions and provide:

  • details of the transaction, including the property address
  • details of all applicants and their spouses
  • a date you believe your contract will be completed, or the date the building works will be finalised.

You will also need to upload:

  • a copy of your contract; or, if you are an owner-builder, evidence that the building has commenced (e.g. Form 16 inspection certificate)
  • evidence of your name change (if applicable).

We will send you an email on the day of your nominated completion date so that you can move on to step 2. If you do not complete step 2 within 6 months of the title registration (buying a new home) or final inspection certificate (building a new home), you may not get the grant.

Apply

Step 2 – Claim the grant

Once your transaction is complete—for example, the title registers in your name or you receive the final inspection certificate for the completion of the build—you can submit a claim for the grant.

Log in to QGrants using the link we emailed you after step 1 and confirm your details. You will need to provide supporting documents so that the Commissioner of State Revenue can determine your eligibility for the grant.

We generally process claims within 10 working days of receiving all the required information. To avoid delays, make sure you provide all your supporting documentation and current bank account details.

If your claim is approved, the grant will be deposited into your nominated bank account.

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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