what is first home owner grant scheme?

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) schemeĀ is a national initiative funded and administered by the states and territories.

The amount varies by state and territory and under the scheme a one-off grant may be payable to first home owners who satisfy the eligibility criteria. Your local Revenue Office will provide you with information on the amount of FHOG to which you may be entitled.

Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a government tax that varies by state and territory.

First home buyers may be eligible for a stamp duty rebate or exemption, but the property must be your first home and your main residence. Your local Revenue Office can provide you with information on how much you will have to pay, how it is calculated and if you are entitled to a rebate, exemption or deferred payment.

Calculate your First Home Owner Grant and Stamp duty

You can calculate the cost of your stamp duty and the value of your First Home Owner Grant (if you are entitled) at this Stamp Duty Calculator (external website, new window).