First Home Buyers
Stamp Duty, Concessions and Government Grants
What is FHOGS?
The First Home Owner Grant Scheme (FHOGS) is fully funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Office of State Revenue (OSR).
The Scheme was established to assist first home buyers to purchase their first home by offering a $amount grant.
Eligible first home owners can receive the grant regardless of their income or the area in which they are planning to buy or build. However, there is a cap placed on the value of the home.
To qualify as a first home buyer, you must be purchasing the first home you or your spouse have owned or co-owned in Australia,although there are some exceptions.
You must also move into the property within 12 months, and live there for at least six continuous months.
You must be:
- an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
- at least 18 years old.