Tick the statements that apply to you.
You may not be eligible because:
Take the full test below to check your eligibility.
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buying a new home?
A new home does not include established homes.
A new home is a home that:
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having a new home built?
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building your own home?
Before the grant can be paid, you must provide a final inspection report.
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none of the above?
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Is your home a substantially renovated home?
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Did anyone live or stay in the home before you signed the contract?
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Did the vendor substantially renovate the home before you signed the contract?
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Does the purchase price include goods and services tax (GST)?
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Did anyone live or stay in the home after the renovations but before you signed the contract?
Is your contract date on or after 12 September 2012?
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Is your building contract date on or after 12 September 2012?
Did you lay the foundations on or after 12 September 2012?
Have you, your spouse or another applicant ever been paid a first home owner grant (e.g. the Great Start Grant)?
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Was the grant (and any related penalty amount) paid back because the applicants did not meet the eligibility criteria?
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Was the repayment to the State of Queensland (Office of State Revenue)?
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Before 1 July 2000, did you, your spouse or another applicant own residential property in Australia?
Note: This includes owning the property either jointly, separately or with another person.
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From 1 July 2000, have you, your spouse or another applicant owned residential property in Australia?
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Did you, your spouse or another applicant live in that particular property for any period of time?
At the time of buying or building your home, was each applicant at least 18 years old?
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Are all applicants individuals (i.e. not a company or a person acting as trustee)?
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Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?
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Are any of the other applicants Australian citizens or permanent residents?
Will you move into the home as your principal place of residence within 1 year of completing the transaction and remain in the home for a continuous period of 6 months?
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Is your home being bought from or built by a related person?
You will need to provide evidence of the market value of the home when applying for the grant.
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Have you or another applicant received financial help (either directly or indirectly) to build or buy your home?
You must provide a statutory declaration from each applicant setting out a comprehensive description of the financial help received, or expected to be received, including details relating to money owing or gifted. If the financial agreement is in writing (i.e. a loan agreement or deed) you must provide a copy with your application.
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Is the person providing financial help a related person to any of the applicants?
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Will the related person live in or use the home frequently?
You must provide a statutory declaration from each applicant outlining the family reasons why the related person will be living in or using the home frequently.
Is the consideration or unencumbered value of the home (including the land) $750,000 or more?
Note: Consideration is the purchase price or cost of construction of the home.
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Based on the information you have provided, you are not eligible for the grant.
Based on your answers and subject to the information provided in an application form, you may be eligible for the grant.
To apply for the grant, complete the application form.
If the consideration for the home is less than the grant, the grant amount paid will equal the consideration.
Are you buying your home under an instalment contract? If so, the following criteria must also be satisfied before the grant can be paid:
You may be eligible for the grant if all the following statements apply:
We generally do not pay the grant to applicants under 18; however, we may pay the grant in special circumstances. If you believe that your circumstances are exceptional and you meet the other grant criteria, you may apply for the grant. When applying, include a covering letter stating all relevant details.
You may be eligible for the grant if you are a trustee of a trust (other than a discretionary or unit trust) and all the beneficiaries are individuals under a legal disability who will live in the home as their principal place of residence. If this is the case, select 'Yes' and continue answering as if you were the beneficiary.
A cap of $749,999 applies to homes that are eligible for the grant.
We need to clarify the circumstances of the previous grant repayment. Call 1300 300 734 to discuss your eligibility.