Applications for the First Home Owner Grant may be made through an Approved Agent.
If you are unable to lodge your application with an Approved Agent, or your eligible transaction has been completed, you can lodge with RevenueSA.
Applications need to be made within 12 months of completing the transaction.
The first home owner grant is payable per eligible transaction regardless of the number of applicants. First home owner grant payments will not be split.
Applying through an approved agent
There are many financial institutions that have been authorised as Approved Agents to process applications. If you are obtaining finance through one of these financial institutions, you may apply directly through them.
When will the grant be paid?
If you apply through an Approved Agent, your first home owner grant will be paid:
Purchase of a new home or an off-the-plan home
At date of settlement.
Contract to build
On date of first progress payment by Approved Agent.
When application with appropriate supporting evidence is provided to the Approved Agent along with a Statutory Declaration stating that the home is complete and ready for occupation as a place of residence.
Before payment will be made, the land transfer must be registered with the Lands Titles Office.
Contract to build
Within 5 days after approval of the application and evidence providing showing that foundations have been laid.
Before payment will be made, the first progress invoice issued by the builder must be provided to RevenueSA.
Within 5 days of RevenueSA approving the application and all required evidence provided.
Before payment will be made, a Statutory Declaration stating that the home is complete and ready for occupation as a place of residence must be provided to RevenueSA.
What do I need to complete the application?
To complete your application you will need:
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 (PDF 626KB). This includes a birth certificate, passport, drivers licence, Medicare card, copies of utility accounts and bank statements.
Additional supporting evidence is required if you are:
Married - Copy of your marriage certificate.
Divorced - Copy of your divorce certificate.
Widowed - Copy of the death certificate of your spouse/domestic partner.
Separated - a Statutory Declaration with the following information:
the name of your former spouse/domestic partner;
spouse/domestic partner’s date of birth;
the date you were married or commenced cohabiting in a domestic partnership;
the date you separated;
your former spouse/domestic partner’s current address (if known); and
a statement to the effect that you do not live together and have no intention of resuming cohabitation.
If lodging with RevenueSA, 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.
Please note that faxed copies of this documentation will not be accepted.
Purchase of a new or established home
Copy of your Contract for Sale, dated and signed by the vendor and purchaser.
Documentation evidencing that the property meets the definition of a new home, such as a statement from the vendor (new home only).
Written statement from the developer confirming that the home has been completed and is ready to be occupied, including the date this occurred (off the plan only).
Contract to build
Copy of your Contract to build dated and signed by all parties.
Copy of the first progress payment invoice for the laying of the foundations.
Copy of all major receipts for building costs incurred for the construction of the home, e.g. foundations/stumps, timber framing, cladding, plumbing, electricity, roofing, kitchen. The evidence submitted must not include your own labour costs.
Statutory Declaration that states that the home is complete, and is ready to be occupied as a place of residence, and the date that this occurred.
Grant payment details
Your bank account details for payment of the first home owner grant.
Repaying the Grant
No, providing that you occupied the home as your principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least 6 months commencing within 12 months after the date of settlement or completion of building.
If you receive the grant, but you or another applicant are not entitled to the grant, or do not comply with the residency requirement, penalty may be imposed. The amount of any penalty which may apply is dependant on the circumstances of each case and is in addition to having to repay the grant. See the False Claims and Penalties page for more information.
When contacting us please provide your first home owner grant unique identification number (UIN).