FHOG Lodgement Guide: Supporting evidence (applicants)

You must provide evidence to support your application.

If the supporting evidence is in a language other than English, provide a certified translation.

You must provide the supporting documents with your application.

If lodging with an Approved Agent

Each applicant and their spouse/de facto partner must provide a category 1 document. The remaining identity checks will be performed by the Approved Agent.

Approved Agents must be authorised by RevenueWA to process applications. Confirm your lender is an Approved Agent.

If lodging with RevenueWA

Each applicant and their spouse/de facto partner must provide one document from each of the three categories (three documents per person). You cannot use the same document for more than one category.

Do not send original documents. Only send a legible photocopy.

You may need to provide additional supporting evidence.

You will also need to provide supporting evidence relating to the transaction.

Category 1 - Australian citizenship or permanent residency

At least one applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident on or before the date of the grant application.

If an Australian citizen, provide one of the following:

  • Australian birth certificate/extract or
  • passport or
  • citizenship certificate.

If a New Zealand citizen, provide:

  • current passport
  • movement record.
    New Zealand citizens must be living in Australia at the time of making an application for the grant. The movement record is supplied as evidence of this and can be obtained from the Department of Home Affairs.

If a citizen of another country, provide:

  • current passport and
  • evidence of permanent residency or permanent resident visa, including the date on which it was granted.

See the ‘Alternative Proof of Identity’ fact sheet for more information.

Category 3 - Australian residence

Not required if lodging with an Approved Agent.

If lodging with RevenueWA:

  • Medicare card or
  • motor vehicle registration or
  • Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs card or
  • debit/credit card from a financial institution or
  • a similar card or document that shows residence in Australia.

See the ‘Alternative Proof of Identity’ fact sheet for more information.

Additional supporting evidence

Provide additional supporting evidence if you are:

Circumstance Evidence required
Married Marriage certificate
This must be the official certificate of registration, not the ceremonial certificate.
Separated A Statutory Declaration detailing the following information:
  • name of former spouse/de facto partner
  • former spouse/de facto partner’s date of birth
  • the date of marriage or commencement of the domestic relationship
  • the date of separation
  • former spouse/de facto partner’s current address (if known) and
  • whether the applicant currently lives with their former spouse/de facto partner and whether they intend to resume cohabitation in the future.
Divorced Evidence of divorce (e.g. divorce order, divorce certificate)
Widowed Death certificate
Using a different name Change of name certificate
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