The Queensland first home owners’ grant is a state government initiative to help first owners to get their new first home sooner. Depending on the date of your contract, you’ll get $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). You can even buy off the plan or choose to build yourself. It’s a great opportunity to buy or build a new home in our great state.
If your thinking of buying or building a new home, this could be what gets you started. It could get you something more than you were expecting. It can get you into your first home sooner.
Anyone who will own any part of your new home must be included on the application. Only one grant is payable per new home and you only need on application for your new home, regardless of the number of applicants.
Your application must be:
See the supporting documentation checklist provided with the application form (https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/first-home-owner-grant-forms) for information you need to include in your application.
In order to determine whether or not you are eligible for the grant, we may ask you for additional information.
There are penalties for giving false or misleading information.
Once your application is submitted, we must process most applications within 10 working days of receiving all required information. If you apply through an approved bank or lending institution, you may get the grant sooner.
In some cases, we may pay the grant before you move into your new first home. However, as a condition of the grant , you must tell us and repay the grant if you do not:
There are penalties if you don’t tell the Office of State Revenue within 14 days of finding out that you are unable to meet these conditions.
When you apply for the Queensland First Home Owners' Grant, you'll need to provide supporting documentation with your application form(https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/first-home-owner-grant-forms). The form's checklist has a complete list and shows you which documents you should have with you when you see your approved agent or the documents you need to include with your form if sending the application to the Office of State Revenue.
Examples of documents you may need are listed here. It's a good idea to make sure you have these ready and confirm what you need to provide against the checklist.
The application form will tell you which documents are mandatory for your situation. To avoid delays, make sure you include these documents with your application.
Some questions on the form ask for evidence such as:
A new home includes off-the-plan and substantially renovated homes and manufactured and kit homes. Documents you must provide with your application include:
Documents you must provide with your application include:
As an owner builder, you must provide these documents with your application: