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First Home Owners Grant

What is the First Home Owners Grant? And how do you apply?

You know how the government takes a chunk out of your pay every week? Well here’s one instance where they give money back for a change. And it’s for a very good cause: to help people like you get on the property ladder.

In a nutshell, the First Home Owners Grant is a once off $10,000 payment from the WA Government, that you never have to pay back. There are a few basic requirements that you need to meet in order to be eligible for the First Home Owners Grant;

FHOG Eligibility Criteria

- You're an Australian Citizen

- Are 18 years or over

- Have not received a FHOG grant from another state or territory in Australia

- Have never owned another residential property in Australia

- You occupy the home as your principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months, within 12 months of receiving the FHOG

If you think you qualify for the FHOG or would like to know more, you can enquire with our team below. 

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First Home Owners Grant - FAQ's

  • What is the First Home Owners Grant (FHOG)?

    The first home owner grant (FHOG) is a once-off $10,000 payment from the WA Government to aid first home buyers in buying or building their first home.

  • Do I have to pay the FHOG back?

    Nope! The first home owners grant is a genuine grant. It doesn't incur interest and you don't have to pay it back.

  • Who is eligible for the First Home Owners Grant?

    To be eligible for the FHOG you will need to meet the following requirements;

    • You're an Australian Citizen
    • Are 18 years or over
    • Have not received a FHOG grant from another state or territory in Australia
    • Have never owned another residential property in Australia
    • You occupy the home as your principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months, within 12 months of receiving the FHOG
  • How Do I Apply?

    You can apply for the grant yourself directly through State Revenue, but most people choose to apply for the grant through an approved agent.

    Easystart Homes is a FHOG-approved builder, meaning that we can help you apply and will assist you with the paperwork. Having someone with experience assist you with the application helps things move quicker and less stress on your behalf reading & filling out forms.

    To get started, all you need to do is complete the form on this page & we will be in touch to help you from there.

  • How much can I spend with the FHOG?

    If you're buying an off-the-plan home or building a new home in Perth, the maximum you can spend is $750,000.

  • Do I have to pay stamp duty?

    First home buyers don't have to pay stamp duty on any home purchased up to the value of $430,000. 

    Homes between the sale value of $430,001 and $530,000 receive concessions (reduced stamp duty).

  • Does the FHOG apply to House and Land Packages?

    It certainly does! Those looking to purchase a house and land package as their first home can rest easy knowing that the first home owners grant applies to House and land Packages in Perth as well.

Find out if you qualify for the First Home Owners Grant by completing the form below.