Building Bonus Grant and HomeBuilder Grant Application Form

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Use the online form to apply for the Building Bonus grant or the HomeBuilder grant.

When processing applications, we are prioritising applicants who have commenced construction and provided proof that foundations have been laid. We are currently processing complete applications that were submitted before 23 December 2020.

  • If you have already commenced construction, please ensure you have uploaded all required documentary evidence through the Online Services Portal.
  • You will not be able to receive the grant until you have commenced construction. Therefore, if you haven’t commenced construction yet, you will not be disadvantaged by how we are prioritising the processing of applications. See the information below for more details.

We will email you when your application is processed.

Applications for the Australian Government HomeBuilder grant closed on 14 April 2021. We cannot consider applications lodged after this date. On 17 April 2021, the Commonwealth Government announced an extension to the construction commencement requirement from six to 18 months for all existing applicants.

Providing false or misleading information to the Department of Finance is a criminal offence. If it is determined that you have provided false and misleading information to obtain, or attempt to obtain the grant, prosecution action may be undertaken and you may not be eligible to receive a grant on future applications. See our news article for more information.

Answer some questions to see if you're eligible for a grant.

Building bonus grant

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See a video about how to apply for the grant.

Building a new detached home

Use the online form to apply for the grant when the foundations have been laid. You must apply for the grant no later than 31 December 2021.

  • If you have entered into a contract to build a new detached home, construction must commence within twelve months of the contract date. Construction commences when significant earthworks, excavations or physical building works commence. Preparatory works such as site clearing, fencing, markings, delivery of building products will not be considered to be commencement of construction.
  • For modular homes that are built/assembled in a different location (such as a builder’s warehouse), construction is taken to have commenced when the cement foundations are poured or build/assembly of the house has commenced.
  • If there is a home to be demolished, then apply once demolition has been completed and the foundations have been laid.
  • If you are an owner builder, foundations must be laid between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020 (inclusive).

Building a new home on a single-tier development

Use the online form to apply for the grant once construction has been completed and you are the registered owner of the property.

  • Construction is taken to have been completed on the date the strata plan is registered.
  • Construction of other land survey types is taken to have been completed when occupation permits and building approval certifications are provided.

HomeBuilder grant

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Applications for the grant closed on 14 April 2021. We cannot consider applications lodged after this date.

To discuss the application dates provided for this grant, contact the Commonwealth Minister for Housing or your Federal Member of Parliament.

If you have already applied for the grant, you must commence construction within 18 months of the contract being signed.

  • For new builds, construction commences when significant earthworks, excavations or physical building works commence. Preparatory works such as site clearing, fencing, markings, delivery of building products will not be considered to be commencement of construction.
  • For modular homes that are built/assembled in a different location (such as a builder’s warehouse), construction is taken to have commenced when the cement foundations are poured or build/assembly of the house has commenced.
  • You must provide evidence by 30 April 2023 that construction has commenced. This may include a declaration from your builder that construction has commenced.

A full list of supporting documents you must attach to your application was provided in the application form. If you lodged an application but still need to provide supporting documents:

  1. Log in to the Online Services Portal
  2. Under 'Our Services' select 'First Home Owner and Builder Grants'
  3. Under 'Grants and Subsidies' select 'Add Information'
  4. Upload required documents by 30 April 2023.

The grant will be paid to eligible applicants according to the type of build:

  • for new builds – on laying of foundations.
  • for modular homes - when the house is delivered to the site.
  • for substantial renovations – after construction has commenced and at least $150,000 of the contract price has been paid in respect of the renovation.
  • for off-the-plan / new home purchases – after all applicants’ names are registered on title.

See information about the grant amount, construction timeframes, application requirements and payment timeframes.

Video: Add supporting documents

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Video: Complete or update application

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Page reviewed 25 May 2021