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First Home Buyer Information

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme was introduced on 1 July 2000 to offset the effect of the GST on home ownership. It is a national scheme funded by the states and territories and administered under their own legislation.

Under the scheme, a one-off grant of up to $7000 is payable to first home owners that satisfy all the eligibility criteria.

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First Home Owner Grant Cap

From 1 January 2010, there has been a cap on the total value of buying or building a home for which the first home owner grant will be payable. The cap limits the total value of properties (i.e. total value of home and land) to $750,000 or less, or if the home is located north of the 26th parallel to $1,000,000 or less.

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How to Apply

For information on how to apply for the First Home Owners Grant please click here.