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First Home Owners Grant

What exactly is it? And how easy is it to apply?

You know how the government takes a chunk out of your pay packet every week? Well here’s one of those times the money comes back. And it’s for a very good cause - to help people like you buy their very first home! 

In a nutshell, the First Home Owners Grant is a one-off $10,000 payment from the WA Government that you never have to pay back.

There are, of course, a few basic requirements that you’ll 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 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, simply get in touch 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 one-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?

    No! The FHOG is a genuine grant. It doesn't incur interest and you never have to pay it back.

  • Who is eligible for the FHOG?

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

    Easystart Homes is an FHOG-approved builder. This means we can help you apply and assist with the paperwork. Having someone with experience to help with your application moves things along quicker … and relieves you from all that form-filling stress! The hardest part will be deciding what to do with your new-found free time.

    To get started, all you need to do is complete the form on this page and we promise to be in touch soon.

  • 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 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?

    Yup. Those looking to purchase a house and land package as their first home can rest easy knowing that the FHOG 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.