The Regional Relocation Grants offered assistance to people moving from metropolitan NSW to take up or look for employment in regional NSW.
Applications are now closed and cannot be accepted.
|Grant||End date||Applications closing date|
|Regional Relocation Home Buyers Grant||30 September 2014||31 March 2015|
|Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive||31 March 2015||30 September 2015|
A person or household could only apply for one grant.
The Regional Relocation Home Buyers Grant provided a $7,000 grant to people who moved to regional NSW and bought a new home.To qualify, you had to
Your new home had to be
You could also apply if
You also needed to have lived in a NSW metropolitan area for
When the grant started, each of your metropolitan homes during this period needed to have been more than 100km from your new regional workplace or home. From 12 May 2014, this distance was reduced to 50 km, as long as the local government area you moved to was not adjacent to any of the metropolitan local government areas you previously lived in.
The Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive offered a $10,000 grant if you started a new job or moved your small business to a regional area. It was paid in two $5,000 instalments, with at least 12 months between payments.
To qualify, you had to
In addition you had to
Sometimes we could pay the grant before you met all eligibility requirements, so long as you could meet the requirements within a specified timeframe. If you couldn’t, you were usually obliged to repay the grant, although we had some discretion over this.
An area in NSW was considered regional if was outside the following areas.
After 16 March 2012, relocations to the Byron local government area weren’t considered regional.
Similarly, we wouldn’t consider any application for the Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive based on employment or self-employment in the Byron area for work starting after 16 March 2012.