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First Home Owner Grant Queensland

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If you live in Queensland and are looking to buy or build a brand-new home, then the First Home Owner's Grant (FHOG) could be the helping hand you need. 

The grant is open to first-time buyers and is a one-off payment that can help you with the costs of buying your first property. 

How much is the First Home Owner Grant in QLD?

In Queensland, the First Home Owner Grant is worth $30,000 (for contracts signed/foundations laid between 20 November 2023 and 30 June 2025). 

If you bought or began construction before 20 November 2023, then the grant you may be entitled to is worth $15,000.

A map of Queensland with details about the First Home Owner Grant

Who is eligible for the First Home Owner Grant in QLD?

You can get the $30,000 First Home Owner Grant in Queensland if the new property you're buying, or building, is valued at less than $750,000. 

The grant is paid per new home, but each individual involved with the purchasing of the house needs to meet certain requirements for eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or applying with someone who is)
  • You or your buying partner must not have previously owned property in Australia that was your primary residence before 1 July 2000
  • New home and land is less than $750,000
  • Intend to move to the house as your main place of residence within 1 year of completing the transaction
  • Must be living there continuously for 6 months.

How to apply for the first home owner’s grant in QLD?

Applying for the grant is simple as long as you do it within one year of your title on the home being registered or within one year of the constructions’ completion date.

To submit the application your home loan lender can lodge your application on your behalf, or you can opt to do it with the Queensland Revenue Office (by post or email).

What other grants or schemes are available in QLD?

Stamp duty relief

  • A transfer duty exemption for homes valued up to $550,000 
  • A transfer duty exemption for vacant land valued up to $400,000.

Regional home building boost grant

  • A $5,000 grant for those purchasing or constructing a brand-new home in regional Queensland. 

How do I apply for the first home owners grant in other states or territories?

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