Australian Government HomeBuilder grant

The HomeBuilder grant provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant to build a new home, substantially renovate an existing home or purchase a new home off-the-plan.
Last updated: 28 March 2023

Applications for the grant closed on 14 April 2021.

To be eligible, you must meet all criteria and upload all supporting documents through the Online Services Portal by 30 April 2023. 

UPDATE On 26 March 2023, the Commonwealth Government announced their intention to work with the states and territories to extend the deadline to submit supporting documents for existing off-the-plan and renovation applications. You can read more via the Minister’s media release. We will provide more information when it is available.

RevenueWA administers the grant on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. The Commonwealth Department of Treasury is responsible for setting the scheme’s eligibility criteria. Please contact the Commonwealth Minister for Housing, the Hon Julie Collins MP, if you have concerns about the eligibility criteria.

Processing update

We are prioritising applications that include evidence that construction has commenced and the foundations have been laid. 

If you have commenced construction of your new home and laid your foundations, please upload:

  • a copy of your certificate of title
  • a photograph of your slab
  • copies of the invoice and receipt from your builder for the first progress payment under your building contract and
  • for each applicant - a copy of your 2018/19 or 2019/20 Notice of Income Tax Assessment (or Non-lodgement Advice if not required to lodge a tax return)

through the Online Services Portal using the document type 'Evidence of Foundations (REQUIRED BEFORE PAYMENT)'.

We will email you when your application is being assessed.

See information about when payments will be made.

About the grant

The Australian Government HomeBuilder grant is available to eligible owner-occupiers who enter into a contract to:

  • build a new home or
  • substantially renovate an existing home or
  • purchase a new home off-the-plan.

The amount of the grant is:

  • $25,000 for a contract signed between 4 June and 31 December 2020 (inclusive)
  • $15,000 for a contract signed between 1 January and 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

The builder or developer must have a valid licence or registration:

  • before 4 June 2020 for a contract signed before 29 November 2020 or
  • before 29 November 2020 for a contract signed on or after 29 November 2020.

Applications for the grant closed on 14 April 2021.

The HomeBuilder grant is administered by RevenueWA, with funding provided by the Australian Government.

Full details about the grant, including a fact sheet containing examples, and responses to frequently asked questions, is available at

Details about the extension to the HomeBuilder grant announced on 29 November are in the Australian Government media statement.

This grant is different to the Western Australian Building Bonus grant and has different eligibility criteria and cut-off dates.

  • If you receive the HomeBuilder grant, you may still be eligible to receive the Building Bonus grant.
  • You may also be eligible to receive the first home owner grant.

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

Construction commencement

Construction must commence within 18 months of the contract being signed. This time has been extended from six months – see the Commonwealth Treasurer’s media statement (17 April 2021).

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

Land ownership

You must be the registered owner of the vacant land on which the home will be built.

  • If you are buying vacant land with a building contract and the certificate of title for the land has not been issued at the date the building contract is signed, it must be issued in your name by the date that the foundations are laid.
  • If you are buying a new home off-the-plan, you must be registered on the certificate of title as the owner of the property by 30 April 2023.
  • If you are in the process of subdividing your own land, the grant will be paid after foundations are laid on the proposed vacant lot if you provide evidence to show that the new land survey plan and certificates of title will be issued in your name (no later than 30 April 2023). For example, evidence the Western Australian Planning Commission conditional approval of the proposed plan and lots.

Alternative contracts

Cost plus contracts

If you enter into a cost plus contract where payment to the builder is based on the actual cost of the works plus a fee, you will need to show that the scope of works under the contract covers the building of the home from inception to completion.

We will not be able to determine whether you have met the Australian Government’s property value cap until the home is completed and the value of the completed home is known. You will need to provide evidence once the home is completed that the value cap has been met before we will pay the grant.

You can upload the supporting documents through the Online Services Portal when they are available but before 30 April 2023.

Replacement contracts

You are not eligible for the grant if your contract is a replacement of a building contract dated prior to 4 June 2020.

If you entered into a building contract between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021 and your builder has entered administration, receivership or liquidation, or is the subject of enforcement action by a regulatory body (for example, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission), we will consider a replacement contract with a different builder. In these circumstances:

  • you must have already applied for the grant by 14 April 2021
  • the replacement contract must be for the same or similar scope as the original contract
  • construction must commence within 18 months of the date you entered into the replacement contract and
  • you must lay your foundations and upload all required evidence by 30 April 2023.

How and when to apply

Applications for the grant closed on 14 April 2021.

You must upload all your supporting documents by 30 April 2023.

A full list of the required supporting documents was outlined 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.

When payment will be made

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

  • For new homes – once foundations are laid.
  • For relocatable or modular homes - when the home is delivered to 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 purchases – after all applicants’ names are registered on the title.

The grant will be paid to all registered owners unless written authorisation to pay a third party is provided by all owners.

Complete this form if you need to notify us of a change of bank details to receive your payment.