If you’ve already completed the purchase process or construction has commenced, you can send your application straight to us.
Whether you’re applying through an approved agent or directly with us, you’ll need to complete the First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) Application form.
The application form has all the information you’ll need to lodge your claim.
When you apply, we’ll ask you to provide some documents to support your claim. These include:
If you’re building a new home, you must provide documents such as council approvals, building contracts or occupation certificates, and evidence of the land value.
You or one of the other first home buyers must
If you’re buying land and building a new home, you must move in within 12 months after construction is complete.
If you’re a member of the Australian Defence Force may you may be exempt from the six month residence requirement, providing all buyers are on the New South Wales electoral roll. Contact us for more details.
If your circumstance change after you’ve received the grant and you no longer meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll need to pay back the grant. If you don’t, we may take you to court and you could a penalty of up to $11,000.
If you won’t be able to move into the house within 12 months or you can’t live there for six continuous months, you must let us know straight away and pay back the grant. Contact us to update your details.
We regularly check First Home Owner Grant applications for inaccuracies and compare your information to data from other government agencies and businesses. If you provide false or misleading information you may face a substantial penalty.
You can lodge an objection or request a reassessment if you’re dissatisfied with an assessment or decision we’ve made.