First Home Owner Grant

​​A first home owner grant is available to eligible applicants who purchase or build a new home in Tasmania from 1 July 2016​​A new home is a home that has not previously been occupied or sold as a place of residence and includes kit homes.​ 

$30 000 grant: for transactions that commence between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2024.

$20 000 grant: for transactions that commence between 1 July 2016 and 31 March 2021.

To apply for the grant you must meet all eligibility requirements.​

​  When you apply for the grant your application must include all owners on title (the applicants). All applicants must         comply with the eligibility criteria. 

​​ The applicant(s) must:​

  • ​be a natural person (not a company);
  • be 18 years old or over;​
  • be an Australian citizen or perm​anent resident (if more than one applicant only one applicant is required to be an ​Australia citizen or permanent residence); and
  • occupy the home as your principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months commencing within 12 months of completion of an eligible transaction​.
  Applicant(s) are not eligible as first home owners, if they (or their spouse*) have: 
  • ​owned a residential property in Australia before 1 July 2000;
  • have owned and occupied a residential property for more than six months in Australia after 1 July 2000; or
  • have received the first home owner grant before. 
 * ​A spouse includes someone to whom you are legally married or are in a significant relationship with. For the                definition of a significant relationship refer to the Relationships Act 2003 ​​legislation.
  Between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2024 (inclusive) you must have:
  • entered into a contract to build your new home (comprehensive building contract)​; or
  • commenced l​aying​ the foundations for your home as an owner builder​; or
  • entered into a contract to buy an "off the plan" or new dwelling (being a dwelling that has not previously been occupied or sold as a place of residence). 
  The building must be completed within 24 months of:
  •  entering into the contract to build (comprehensive building contract​); or
  •  laying the foundations for an owner builder.

  The building is classified as complete at the issue date of the occupancy certificate.


  Movable buildings
   If a moveable building (a building that is fixed to land, not a caravan or mobile home) ​is being purchased, the
   applicant is classified as an owner builder. ​ 

  • the commencement date is taken to be the date of the contract to purchase the new moveable building; and
  • the building must be new (that is, a building that has not previously been used as a place of residence). ​

​     Refer to the eligible transaction requirements​ that apply to your circumstance. 

First home owner grant statistics for Tasmania are available from 2014-15.
If you have any queries in relation to the first home owner grant, refer to the First Home Owner Grant Guideline, legislation​ or email us​​. ​ 
First home owner
Eligible transaction requirements​


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