To be eligible for the FHOG you have to satisfy the following criteria:

  • You have never owned a residential property in Australia.

  • You have never received a FHOG from any other state or territory in Australia.

  • You are 18 years of age or older.

  • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

  • At least one applicant will occupy the home as their principal place of residence for a continuous period of 6 months, commencing within 12 months of settlement or construction of the home.

  • Each applicant has entered into a contract for the purchase of a home or signed a contract to build a home on or after 1 July 2000.