Application for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) may be made through an Approved Agent or directly through RevenueSA.
There are many financial institutions that have been authorised as FHOG Approved Agents to process FHOG applications. Should you be obtaining finance through one of these financial institutions, you may apply directly through that financial institution. If you have entered into a contract to purchase or build, the FHOG may be made available to you at settlement or at the time the foundations are poured. This may enable you to incorporate the FHOG as part of your deposit or use the FHOG to pay fees and charges associated with the purchase of your home. A list of these Approved Agents is available here.
If application is made through RevenueSA in relation to a contract to purchase, payment will not be made until after settlement following proof of the documents being registered with the Lands Titles Office. A Confirmation of Settlement and Lodgement form is available from RevenueSA for this purpose.
If you choose to make application through RevenueSA, please ensure that you have supplied the following documentation and information to avoid a delay in payment:
Have you completed all sections of the application form and appropriate addendum form (if applicable) in full?
Have you supplied the correct details of the account into which you require the FHOG to be paid?
Have you included a copy of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of the home or, if building a copy of the building contract?
Have you provided proof of identity for each applicant? Category 1 to 4 proof of identity must be provided (refer to page 2 of the First Home Owner Grant Application & Lodgement Guide).
This includes a birth certificate, passport, drivers licence, Medicare card, copies of utility accounts and bank statements. If lodging in person this evidence will be sighted and certified by an officer at RevenueSA.
If lodging by mail, a photocopy of this evidence is required and must be certified as true and correct by an authorised person, such as a JP, Police Officer, Legal practitioner, Registered Conveyancer, Magistrate, Notary Public or Officers of RevenueSA and submitted with the application.
A copy of the proof of identity checklist can be obtained at RevenueSA. (Faxed copies of this documentation will not be accepted).
In addition, payment will not be made until you have provided proof of lodgement for registration with the Lands Titles Office. A Confirmation of Settlement and Lodgement form is available from RevenueSA and must be provided before payment will be made. If building a new home, you must supply proof of payment of the first progress payment to the builder.
First Home Owner Grant Application & Lodgement Guide (Please note: A supporting documentation checklist can be found in Section 8 of this form.)
This page was last reviewed 21 November, 2012