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If you’re a first home buyer and you’re buying or building a new home, you may qualify for a $10,000 grant under the First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme.

You can make a claim if:

  • your home is newly constructed and has a total value of less than $600,000 
  • the land and the dwelling you intend to build has a combined value of less than $750,000.


  • you must be an individual (not a company or trust), at least 18 years old
  • you, or at least one person you’re buying with, must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • you or your spouse must not have previously:
    • owned or co-owned property in Australia
    • received a first home owner grant in Australia. 

What you need

  • the PDF form – 'First Home Owner Grant Application'
  • your proof of identity
  • a copy of the contract, dated and signed by the seller
  • supporting documents (as applicable).

How to apply

  1. Select the ‘Download PDF form’ button.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Lodge the completed form and supporting documents:
    • with your bank or financial institution when you're arranging finance to buy your home, or
    • with Revenue NSW if you’ve already completed the purchase process or construction has commenced.

More information

  • Penalties apply for false or misleading information.
  • You need to occupy the home as your principal place of residence for at least 6 months continuously, within:
    • 12 months of buying the property, or
    • 12 months of construction being completed.
  • Permanent members of the Australian Defence Force may be exempt from the 6 month residence requirement.
  • If your circumstances change after you’ve received the grant and you no longer meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll need to pay back the grant.
Last updated: 12 February 2021
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