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Queensland Government - Queensland Revenue Office

Eligibility for the regional home building boost grant

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    The regional home building boost grant is a state government initiative to help home owners in regional Queensland into their new home sooner. It will give you $5,000 after the purchase or construction of a brand-new house, unit or townhouse valued at less than $750,000.

    Check if you are eligible, then follow the 2-step application process within the timeframes.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for the grant:

    • your contract must be dated between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021—if you have a contract to buy or build
    • your build started from 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021—if you are an owner-builder who is building a new home
    • you must be at least 18 years of age
    • you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or applying with someone who is)
    • you or your spouse must not have received a previous regional home building boost grant
    • you must be buying or building a brand new home
    • the value of the home including the land is less than $750,000
    • you must move into the new home as your principal place of residence within 1 year of the completed transaction and live there continuously for 6 months
    • the home is being bought or built in a regional Queensland area
    • you have entered into an eligible transaction.

    Eligible transactions

    An eligible transaction is:

    • a contract to buy new home, including a substantially renovated home
    • a contract to build a new home
    • the building of a new home by an owner-builder.

    Check your location

    Contact us with the full address if your postcode is one of the following, so we can confirm if the property is considered regional Queensland.

    4311
    4314
    4341
    4343
    4345
    4515
    4563
    4569
    4574
    4615

    Otherwise, check your postcode below to see if you are located in regional Queensland.

    4849
    4852
    4854
    4855
    4856
    4858
    4859
    4860
    4861
    4865
    4868
    4869
    4870
    4872
    4873
    4877
    4878
    4879
    4881
    4882
    4883
    4884
    4885
    4886
    4888

    4420
    4674
    4676
    4677
    4678
    4680
    4694
    4695
    4697
    4699
    4700
    4701
    4702
    4703
    4704
    4706
    4709
    4710
    4711
    4712
    4713
    4714
    4715
    4716
    4717
    4718
    4719
    4720
    4722
    4723

    4352
    4353
    4354
    4355
    4356
    4357
    4358
    4359
    4360
    4361
    4362
    4363
    4364
    4365
    4370
    4371
    4372
    4373
    4374
    4375
    4376
    4377
    4378
    4380
    4381
    4382
    4383
    4384
    4385
    4387
    4388
    4390
    4400
    4401
    4402
    4403
    4404
    4405
    4406
    4407
    4408
    4410
    4411
    4412
    4413
    4415
    4416
    4417
    4418
    4419
    4421
    4422
    4423
    4424
    4425
    4426
    4427
    4428
    4454
    4455
    4461
    4462
    4465
    4467
    4486
    4487
    4488
    4494
    4496
    4497
    4498
    4614

    4705
    4707
    4721
    4737
    4738
    4739
    4740
    4741
    4742
    4743
    4744
    4745
    4746
    4750
    4751
    4753
    4754
    4756
    4757
    4798
    4799
    4800
    4801
    4802
    4803
    4804
    4805

    4468
    4470
    4472
    4474
    4475
    4477
    4478
    4479
    4480
    4481
    4482
    4489
    4490
    4491
    4492
    4493
    4724
    4725
    4726
    4727
    4728
    4730
    4731
    4732
    4733
    4735
    4736
    4821
    4822
    4823
    4824
    4825
    4828
    4829
    4830
    4871
    4874
    4875
    4876
    4880
    4887
    4890
    4891
    4892
    4895

    4344 4347 4350

    4806
    4807
    4808
    4809
    4810
    4811
    4812
    4814
    4815
    4816
    4817
    4818
    4819
    4820
    4850

    4570
    4580
    4581
    4600
    4601
    4605
    4606
    4608
    4610
    4611
    4612
    4613
    4620
    4621
    4625
    4626
    4627
    4630
    4650
    4655
    4659
    4660
    4662
    4670
    4671
    4673

    Make sure you don’t lose the grant

    To keep the grant, all applicants must meet the residence requirements:

    If you are unable to meet these residence requirements, you must tell us within 14 days. The best way is to send an email using the online enquiry form. Select Home buyer grants as the subject of enquiry.

    Depending on your circumstances, you may have to pay back the grant because you are no longer eligible.

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    Last updated: 23 May 2023