What is the First Home Owners Grant?

The First Home Owners Grant is a scheme established by the government to help first home buyers to purchase their first home by offering a $7000 grant. To be eligible for the grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • At least one applicant must be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia;
  • Every applicant must not already own, or have previously owned a property. If you are married or in a de facto relation, this includes property held in either your name or your partner’s or with another person.
  • It must be the first time that each applicant and their spouse/de facto has received a grant.
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.