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HomeBuilder Scheme Extended to 31 March 2021

The extended scheme is much the same for Queenslanders – except it has been reduced from $25,000 to $15,000 for contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021.

To be eligible for the HomeBuilder Grant, you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and be an individual, not a company or trust
  2. Be on an annual income of less than $200,000 for couples, and $125,000 for singles:
  • Be spending between $150,000 and $750,000.00 on substantial renovations on a home that is valued at less than $1.5m; or
  • Be building a new home worth less than $750,000.00 (including the value of the land).
  1. Construction must commence within 3 months of the contract date.

The HomeBuilder Grant will not be available to:

  • Owner builders
  • Owners wanting to build or improve investment properties
  • Owners wanting to use the funds for improvements that are not connected to the home – eg. swimming pools, tennis courts, outdoor spas and saunas, sheds or garages.

Amount entitled to:

The Grant can apply to all dwelling types including a house, apartment, house and land packages, and off the plan contracts. The Grants will be offered for contracts entered in between:

  • $15,000 Grant – 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021
  • $25,000 Grant – 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020

The HomeBuilder Grant is in addition to and complements the existing First Home Buyers Grant program and stamp duty concessions, as well as the Commonwealth’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and First Home Super Saver Scheme.

How to apply

You will be able to apply for HomeBuilder through the Office of State Revenue (OSR) (once the Queensland Government signs the National Partnership Agreement).

You should contact the OSR for more information about when and how you will be able to apply.

See the following link for further information: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/homebuilder

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