HomeBuilder grant commencement extended

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The Australian Government has extended the HomeBuilder grant deadline to commence construction.
signing building contract

On 4 June 2020 the Australian Government introduced the HomeBuilder grant - a $25,000 grant for Australians who carry out substantial renovations to their existing home or build a new home. The contract was required to be signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020 with construction commencing within three months of the contract being signed.

On 29 November 2020, the grant scheme was extended, providing grants of $15,000 for contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021. At that time, the construction commencement timeframe was extended to six months and the application closing date was extended to 14 April 2021.

On 17 April 2021, the Government announced an extension to the commencement requirement to 18 months from the date of the contract.

This means, anyone who:

is able to receive the grant if they provide documentation to show construction of their home commenced within 18 months of signing the contract.

Applicants must submit all supporting documents by 30 April 2023.

For more information, see:

Page reviewed 19 April 2021