WHAT TYPE OF DWELLING QUALIFIES FOR THE GRANT?
Single Dwelling, Duplex, Flat, Townhouse etc….. any dwelling that is suitable as a residence. It MUST be conected through the land to water and sewerage services. Therefore a houseboat or caravan are not eligible.
The FHOG is not available for renovations to an existing building or for the purchase of vacant land.
WHAT IS THE ELIBIBILITY CRITERIA?
To be eligible for the FHOG,
DOES MY INCOME AFFECT THE GRANT?
The grant is not means tested. Your income will not be taken into account when you apply for the FHOG.
WHAT EVIDENCE DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?
When you submit your application you will need to provide the following documentary evidence to establish your eligibility
You will also be required to provide
WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS?
If you are eligible for the grant you can use it for whatever you want to use it for. There are no conditions as to how the grant is used.
WHERE DO I GET THE APPLICATION FROM FROM?
Application forms are available by visiting the FHOG website www.firsthome.gov.au
They can also be obtained from the state revenue department or from any approved FHOG participants.
WHEN DO I LODGE THE APPLICATION?
Once a contract to buy or build a property has been made you can lodge your FHOG application.
or the foundations are laid on an owner built home, provided the application is lodged within 12 months of the completion of the transaction.
WHERE DO I LODGE THE APPLICATION?
You can lodge you application through approved FHOG participants; or Through the State Revenue Department
WHEN WILL THE GRANT BE PAID?
When lodging through the State Revenue Department the Grant will be paid:
When lodging through an Approved FHOG Participant the Grant will be paid:
An Approved FHOG Participant is a body (usually a financial institution) that has an arrangement with the Commissioner to received and process applications.
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