First home buyers' Government grants by State

A state by state breakdown of Government grants and incentives, which could help you save on the purchase of your first home.

Article Updated 12 April 2021

Hurry in! Some first home buyer incentives are set to change soon.

A financial helping hand can help you get into your first home sooner - but don’t delay!

NSW first home buyers who buy a home before 31 July 2021 can score big savings on stamp duty!

Buy a home or vacant land before 31 July, and you could be eligible to pay zero stamp duty on new homes worth up to $800,000 or established homes valued up to $650,000 under the First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme . It’s saving worth tens of thousands – and you could still be eligible for partial savings on duty if you pay above these amounts.

This is a blockbuster saving! Waste no time getting in touch with your Mortgage Choice broker to know how you can save.

The stamp duty thresholds are set to change after 31 July, click here to read more.

If you’re struggling to pull together a big deposit, the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) can help you get into the market before prices rise higher.

The FHLDS lets you buy with just 5% deposit and no lenders mortgage insurance. So it’s a way to get into the market sooner and lower your upfront buying costs. The perfect combo, right?

The FHLDS is ongoing, but numbers are limited – and spots fill fast!

In February 2021, an extra 1,800 were added to the current financial year quota of FHLDS places. It’s a brilliant chance to secure your place in the Scheme without having to wait until July, when the next round of places become available.

Conditions apply so hurry in and speak to your Mortgage Choice broker to know if you could be eligible, and get the ball rolling sooner, click here to read more.

Contact your local Mortgage Broker today to find out what you could be eligible for before it's too late

Savings and a new home? Yes please! Here is a state by state breakdown of Government grants and incentives, which could help you save on the purchase of your first home.

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll make. It’s important to remember, expert advice matters, your local Mortgage Choice broker is there to help provide you with the information you need to guide you along your journey and make better decisions.

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First home buyer 2022 grants guide

If you're looking at buying your first home it's worth knowing what Government help is available. This guide will walk you through all the grants and schemes to help you save.

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The First home Owner Grant and other state by state incentives

The First Home Owners Grant is a financial helping hand from your state or territory government to help you buy your first home.

The First Home Owner Grant is a lump sum of cash available to first home owners to help with the cost of buying a first home or vacant land to build a home on. The Grant doesn’t have to be repaid, and it’s not taxable, but there are strings attached.

Read more about how it works and the eligibility criteria.

Ready to buy your first home? These grants may help you

  • 2022 First Home Guarantee

    Since January 2020, the Government has introduced the First Home Guarantee scheme (Previously known as the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme), for first time buyers, which allows approved applicants to take out a mortgage with just a 5% deposit and avoid paying lenders mortgage insurance. Spots are limited, find out if you're eligible today.

  • Family Home Guarantee Scheme

    The federal government has launched an initiative to allow single parents to take out a home loan deposit with as little as 2% (subject to being able to service home loan repayments). Here we explore what's involved in this scheme and if you could be eligible!

  • Regional Home Guarantee

    Make that tree-change a reality with the Government’s Regional Home Guarantee. First home buyers and others can buy a regional home with just a 5% deposit and save thousands by avoiding LMI.

  • New Home Guarantee

    Announced in the 2021-21 Federal Budget, the Government has allocated an additional 10,000 places to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) to the new home guarantee until 30 June 2022. Find out more to see if you're eligible today!

  • Stamp duty concessions

    Stamp duty is one of the upfront costs that apply when you buy a home. State Governments offer concessions and exemptions on stamp duty to first home buyers. See if you're eligible and what your stamp duty would be today.

  • What are the Proposed NSW Stamp Duty Changes?

    Introduced in the 2020-21 Budget, the NSW Government announced a proposal to change the way the current tax system is set up when purchasing properties.

  • VIC: 25-50% discounts announced on stamp duty

    As part of the Victorian Budget 2020/21 a number of measures aimed at making housing more accessible and affordable for Victorians have been announced. Read more to see how these changes could benefit you.

  • Victoria's $500M Homebuyer Fund

    The Victorian Government has made it possible to receive a contribution of up to 25% of the purchase price of your home.

  • First Home Owner Grant

    The First Home Owner Grant is a lump sum of cash available to help with the cost of buying your first home or vacant land to build on. Find out more and see if you're eligible.

  • Can I access more than one grant or incentive? If eligible, yes!

    The good news - the incentives have been designed to compliment each other. So, if eligible, you can potentially combine a few of these grants and incentives meaning you can maximise your savings!

    Not only would it greatly benefit your financial situation it could just boost your chances of becoming a homeowner sooner.

    Don’t delay and give us a call now. Your local Mortgage Choice broker can let you know what’s available to you, and get the ball rolling so you can get you into your first home sooner.

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