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Regional home building boost grant

Supporting documents

When you apply for the regional home building boost grant, you will need to provide documentation to support your application and claim. The documents depend on the type of transaction you have entered.

Examples of documents are listed here. To avoid delays, it’s a good idea to make sure you have these ready before you start your claim.

Buying a new home

For new builds, including off-the-plan and manufactured and kit homes, the documents you must provide with your application and claim include:

If there is no written contract, or the purchase of the new home is between related persons, you also need to supply:

  • the stamped Form 1 Transfer, lodged with Department of Resources
  • 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
  • an independent third party valuation or market appraisal of the new home, dated within 12 months of the date the application for the grant is lodged.

Renovated homes

Documents you must provide with your application and claim include:

  • contract signed and dated by the seller and applicants
  • registration confirmation statement or current titles search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • statement from the seller to confirm that the home has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence since renovated
  • 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.

Building a home

Documents you must provide with your application and claim include:

  • your contract to build, signed and dated by the builder and applicants (including any special conditions or annexures)
  • registration confirmation statement or current titles search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • 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
    • independent third party valuation or market appraisal of the unencumbered value of the land
    • rates notice issued by the relevant local council (if the unencumbered value of the land is displayed)
    • stamped contract to purchase the vacant land (if the dutiable value is displayed)
    • stamped Form 1 Transfer, lodged with Department of Resources for the vacant land (if the dutiable value is displayed).

Building your own home (owner–builder)

As an owner–builder, you must provide these documents with your application and claim:

  • registration confirmation statement or current titles search that shows the applicants as the registered owners (available from the Titles Registry)
  • first inspection report for the laying of foundations issued by your local council or building certifier
  • final inspection certificate issued by your local council or building certifier
  • copies of receipts for structural building costs incurred for the construction of the home equal to or more than the grant payable
  • independent third party valuation or market appraisal of the home dated on or after completion of the eligible transaction.

Identification

All applicants with a relevant interest (or share) in the new home must provide certified copies of identification documents. These documents can be witnessed by a qualified witness (i.e. Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for Declarations or a solicitor).

All applicants are required to provide one document in each category:

Category 1

For persons born in Australia:

  • Australian birth certificate or extract
  • current Australian passport.

For persons born overseas:

  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • current passport and visa
  • certificate of residence from Department of Home Affairs.

Category 2

  • Australian driver licence
  • Passport
  • Australian firearm licence
  • Australian proof of age card

Category 3

  • Medicare card
  • Concession or Department of Veterans Affairs card
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Debit or credit card of a financial institution

Category 4

  • Utility bill (electricity, gas) showing residential address
  • Statement of account from a financial institution
  • Insurance policy with residential address

All non-applicant spouses are required to provide one document in each category:

Category 1

For persons born in Australia:

  • Australian birth certificate or extract
  • current Australian passport.

For persons born overseas:

  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • current passport and visa
  • certificate of residence from Department of Home Affairs.

Category 2

  • Australian driver licence
  • Passport
  • Australian firearm licence
  • Australian proof of age card

Additional evidence

If you declared a change of name or if your marital status has changed (or if any of the proof-of-identity documents above show different names for the applicants or spouses), you need to provide evidence of how or why the name changed.

Reason

Evidence required

Marriage

Copy of certificate

Divorce

Copy of certificate or decree nisi

Widowed

Copy of death certificate of spouse

Registered relationship

Copy of certificate or copy of termination certificate

Separation

Statutory declaration with the following information:

  • name, date of birth and current address (if known) of former spouse
  • date of marriage, date of registration of registered relationship or date de facto relationship began
  • date of separation
  • whether or not you currently reside with former spouse and
  • whether or not you intend to resume cohabitation

Change of name

Copy of certificate of change of name issued by government authority, or statutory declaration that sets out all names by which you have been known

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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