First Home Buyers

South Australian First Home Owners Grant

FHOG applies to the purchase or construction of a new residential property, including a house, flat, unit, townhouse or apartment that meets local planning standards anywhere in South Australia.

FHOG ceased for established homes from 1 July 2014.

The table below outlines the current grants and concessions available:

New Homes* Up to
First Home Owner Grant (from 15 October 2012#) $15,000
First Home Owner Grant (1 July 2002 to 14 October 2012#) $7000
Please see the First Home Buyers Grants Table for previous amounts
Housing Construction Grant (15 October 2012 to 31 December 2013#) $8500
If you are purchasing an off-the-plan apartment that meets the required criteria, you may also be eligible for a Off-the-plan Concession (stamp duty) $21,330
Established Homes Up to
First Home Owner Grant (from 1 July 2014) NIL
First Home Owner Grant (22 November 2012 to 30 June 2014#) $5000
First Home Owner Grant (1 July 2000 to 21 November 2012#) $7000

# For eligible transactions entered into

It should be noted that if the consideration for the purchase of the property is less than the FHOG and/or additional schemes (e.g. where a property is inherited), the amount of FHOG will not exceed the consideration.

The First Home Buyers Grants Table outlines the maximum payment available, incorporating the First Home Bonus Grant (FHBG), First Home Owners Boost (FHOB) and the stamp duty First Home Concession (FHC) schemes.

means a home that has not been previously occupied or sold as a place of residence and includes a substantially renovated home (see definition of terms page).

Eligibility requirements:

  • At least one of the applicants must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia. New Zealand citizens permanently residing in Australia who hold Special Category Visas may also apply.
  • The applicant(s) or their spouse(s)/domestic partner(s) must not have previously owned a residential property anywhere in Australia prior to 1 July 2000.
  • The applicant(s) or their spouse(s)/domestic partner(s) must not have owned a residential property anywhere in Australia on or after 1 July 2000 and occupied that property continuously for six months or more.
  • All applicants must occupy the home purchased or built as their principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months commencing within 12 months after completion of the eligible transaction.
  • Each applicant must be a natural person (i.e. not a trustee or company) except in the cases of legal disability.
  • Each applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of making application for the FHOG.
  • The property purchased has a market value of $575,000 or less.

More information: https://www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au/grants-and-concessions/first-home-owners

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