First Home Buyers Construction Grant of $15,000 extended till 30th June 2019

$15,000 Great Start Grant

In September 2012, the Queensland Government introduced a grant of $15,000 for first home buyers.

The Great Start Grant is a Queensland Government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner. You’ll get $15,000 towards building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). It’s a great opportunity to buy or build a new home in our great state.


How a $15,000 Great Start Grant can help you

Note: The Great Start Grant is administered under the First Home Owner Grant Act 2000.

To get you off to a great start you will need to confirm both your eligibility as a first home owner and whether the property you are buying is eligible too.

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Application requirements

Anyone who will own any part of your new home must be included on the application. Only one grant is payable per new home and you only need one application for your new home, regardless of the number of applicants.

Your application must be:

Additional information

In order to determine whether or not you are eligible for the grant, you may be asked for additional information.
There are penalties for giving false or misleading information.

Application process

Once your application is submitted, the Office of State Revenue will process most applications within 10 working days of receiving all the required information. If you apply through an approved bank or lending institution, you may get the grant sooner.

Conditions and penalties

In some cases, they may pay the grant before you move into your new first home.
However, as a condition of the grant, you must tell the Office of State Revenue and repay the grant if you do not:

There are penalties if you don't tell the Office of State Revenue within 14 days of finding out that you are unable to meet these conditions.


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