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First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)

Under the FHOG scheme, eligible applicants are entitled to a one-off payment of up to $7 000.

The grant is not means tested and there is no cap on the value of an eligible home.

For further information on the FH
OG refer to the FHOG guideline relevant to your circumstances.

In the 2013-14 State Budget the State Government announced that contracts for established properties, signed on or after 1 July 2014, will no longer be eligible for the FHOG.

First Home Builder Boost (FHBB)

The FHBB is available to eligible applicants purchasing a newly built home or building a home.

Applicants who enter into a contract to buy or build a new home, or who commence building their new home may be eligible to receive an extra payment of $23 000.

The First Home Builder Boost (FHBB) is a payment, in addition to the FHOG, of $7 000.

For further information on the FHBB refer to the First Home Builder Boost Guideline.

First Home Owner Grant and Builder Boost Statistics

Click here for the statistics.

State Taxes


Duty is payable on the transfer of land in Tasmania. To find out how much duty you may need to pay on the purchase of your property go to the Duty Calculator.

Land tax

When you buy or acquire a property, the person(s) selling or transferring the property may be entitled to claim a proportion of the land tax as part of the settlement. You should ask you solicitor or conveyancer for advice on this matter.

For more information on Land Tax refer to the
Land Tax Public Guideline.

The First Home Owner Grant in other States and Territories

If you wish to purchase a property in another State or Territory, the application and payment process may vary from the process in Tasmania. First Home Owner Grant information for other States or Territories