First Home Buyers

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To see if you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant, please read the information below.
The facts below are taken from the State Revenue Office website http://www.sro.tas.gov.au/fhog and FACT SHEET

Introduction

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) is a one-off payment available to eligible buyers/builders of new homes.

In Tasmania there is no limit on the purchase price of the property and the grant is not means tested.

The amount of the Grant varies depending on when the applicant enters into a contract to build their new home or, for owner builders, when construction commences.

In May 2017, the Tasmanian Government announced that the existing $20,000.00 FHOG will be extended from 30 June 2017 to 30 June 2018. After 1 July 2018, the available Grant will be $10,000.00.

Eligible transactions

The existing eligibility requirements for receiving the First Home Owner Grant will apply to applicants for the extended Grant.

Eligible transactions are as follows:

  • a comprehensive home building contract for a new home;
  • the building of a new home by an owner builder (which includes the relocation of a new
    moveable building);
  • a contract for the purchase of a new home (for example, a spec. home or an off-the plan purchase of a new home).

Building dates

Where the eligible transaction relates to the construction of a new home, the home must be built within 24 months of entering into the contract or, in the case of an owner builder, within 24 months of commencing the laying of foundations for the home.

How do I check if I am eligible for the First Home Owner Grant? 

For information, please read the First Home Owner Grant – Guideline

All applications for the Grant are assessed for eligibility by the State Revenue Office.

More information and assistance

Email: fhogs@treasury.tas.gov.au

Telephone: (03) 6166 4400 or 1800 001 388 (weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm)

Website: www.sro.tas.gov.au/fhog

In person: Level 3, 80 Elizabeth Street, Hobart (weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm)

Mail: The Commissioner of State Revenue, GPO Box 1374, Hobart, TAS 7001

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