FHOG Lodgement Guide

This guide contains important information to read before lodging an application for the first home owner grant or pre-approval for the first home owner rate of duty.

This guide provides information about:

  • the terms used in this guide
  • eligibility requirements and your obligations, including residence requirements and
  • supporting documents that need to be provided relating to 
    • the applicant(s) and
    • the transaction. 

Application process

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Complete the application form

Apply after all parties have signed the contract to buy or build a home. If you are an owner builder, apply once the foundations of the home have been laid. We can't determine eligibility for an owner builder until construction of the home is completed, and we may require a valuation of the home.

Review and complete the checklists for evidence required to support your application. Each applicant and their spouse/de facto partner must submit one legible copy of supporting evidence from each category. A single document can't be used for more than one category.

Check your application to make sure it is complete and correct.

  • We may return incomplete applications.  This will delay payment of the grant.
  • Penalties may apply if an incorrect application is knowingly or recklessly lodged.

Lodge the application form

Lodge with an Approved Agent Lodge with RevenueWA
If you're applying for a loan from a financial institution and your lender is an approved agent, they can process your application and lodge it on your behalf. Contact your lender to find out if they're an approved agent. Only lodge an application with RevenueWA if:
  • your lender is not an approved agent
  • you don't want to lodge your application through your lender or
  • you are not obtaining finance for your home purchase.

Complete your application via the FHOG Application Portal.  You must agree to the Terms of Use before lodging your application.

If you can't complete the application online, complete an application form and submit it via web enquiry or by mail.

Find out more about applying for the FHOG.

Apply for the first home owner rate of duty

If you meet the eligibility criteria and have been approved for the grant and/or pre-approved for the first home owner rate of duty, you must still apply for assessment or reassessment of duty.

Find out more about applying for the first home owner rate of duty.

When the grant will be paid

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Type of transaction Applying through... Grant payment
Purchase of a new or off-the-plan home Approved Agent At date of settlement by Approved Agent.
Purchase of a new or off-the-plan home RevenueWA After you have provided evidence to RevenueWA that your name has been registered on the Certificate of Title of the property (approximately three to six weeks after settlement).
Contract to build Approved Agent
or
RevenueWA
After you or the Approved Agent has provided evidence of the date of first construction progress payment (for example, slab down) and the applicant’s name is registered on the Certificate of Title of the property.
Owner builder Approved Agent
or
RevenueWA
After you or the Approved Agent has provided evidence that the home is ready for occupation as a place of residence and your name is registered on the Certificate of Title of the property.
Page reviewed 28 September 2022