Home Owner Grants
Home Owner Grants/Stamp
There are a number of grants for home owners offered by both the Federal Government and individual state governments. Most of the grants are for first home buyers however some states offer other types of home grants.
Federal First Home Owner Grant
The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme was introduced on 1st July 2000 by the Federal Government 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 is payable to first home buyers that satisfy all the eligibility criteria. The amounts differ from state to state and other grants/concessions are made available for first home buyers by individual states.
State new home grants and stamp duty concessions
Some states offer generous grants and stamp duty concessions as incentives to people to buy or build a new home. This can be on top of the first home buyer grants.
Here are what the state governments offer (updated January 2014):
ACT First Home Owners Grant
NSW First Home Owners Grant
NSW New Home Grant
NSW Regional Relocation Grant
Northern Territory First Home Owners Grant
Northern Territory Principal Place of Residence Rebate (stamp duty)
Queensland First Home Owners Grant
South Australia First Home Owners Grant
Tasmania First Home Owners Grant
Victoria First Home Buyers Grant
Western Australia First Home Owners Grant