First Home Owners Grant (FHOG)

If you're thinking about buying your first home, there are a few essential things you need to know. Here's a quick overview of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG), eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

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First Home Owners Grant (FHOG):

You could receive $10,000 through the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) if you are purchasing or building a new home valued up to $750,000. To qualify, the home must not have been previously sold or occupied.

If you signed a contract for a new home on or after 1 July 2013, you may be eligible for the FHOG ($10,000). Your new home should be valued at $750,000 or less and must be entirely new. The property should not have been used as a residence, leased out, or used for short-term accommodation like Airbnb.

You won’t be eligible for the FHOG if you, your spouse, or partner have already:

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Resided in an owned or part-owned home in Australia after 1 July 2000 for at least six consecutive months
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Received the FHOG in Australia
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Owned a home or other residential property in Australia, either individually or jointly, prior to 1 July 2000

These conditions apply even if your spouse or partner is not an FHOG applicant with you.

You might still qualify for the FHOG if you or your spouse/partner purchased property after 1 July 2000 but have not lived in it as your primary residence. For instance, if Tom bought a property in July 2004 and always rented it out, he could be eligible for the FHOG since he never lived there.

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Additional points:

Established homes

  • Established homes are no longer eligible for the FHOG. However, if you are buying an established home as your first home and you meet the FHOG eligibility criteria but for the fact that it is not a new home, you may be entitled to a first-home buyer duty exemption or concession.
  • The first-home buyer duty exemption is a full exemption from stamp duty on the purchase of an established home valued at $600,000 or less.
  • The first-home buyer duty concession is a partial exemption from stamp duty on the purchase of an established home valued at more than $600,000 but less than $750,000.