First Home Owner Grant Scheme

The First Home Owner Grant Scheme is a joint Commonwealth and NSW Government initiative to help first home buyers. In NSW, the scheme is administered by OSR. No tax is payable on the First Home Owner Grant. Eligible first home owners can receive the grant regardless of their income, the area they are planning to buy / build or the value of their first home.

Applications and Fact Sheets

You can apply through your financial institution or through any OSR office. Applications lodged with financial institutions will have the grant available for settlement or completion. If you are building your home under a contract, payment may be available after the first draw down.
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Applications must be lodged within 12 months of completion or settlement of your new home.

You can print the following application forms and fact sheets.

Application Details Forms Fact Sheets
First Home Owner Grant Act 2000

FHOG and Application FHOG and Application (512 KB)

First Home Benefits Fact Sheet First Home Benefits Fact Sheet (195 KB)


Addendum for First home owner Boost and New Home Buyers Supplement Scheme Boost

FHOG Boost Application FHOG Boost Application (140 KB)

First Home Boost Scheme Sheet First Home Boost Scheme Sheet (69 KB)

First Home Benefits – If you are buying or building your first home you may be eligible for benefits under the First Home Owner Grant Scheme and /or the First home Plus scheme.

First Home Benefits Fact Sheet First Home Benefits Fact Sheet (195 KB)



First Home Plus Scheme

First Home Plus provides exemptions or concessions on transfer stamp duty and mortgage duty for first home buyers and builders in NSW. This includes people buying vacant land on which the buyers intend to build their first home.

Applications and Fact Sheets

Whether or not you qualify for the First Home Owner Grant, you may still be eligible for First Home Plus. Print the First Home Plus fact sheet and application.

You should submit your First Home Plus application when you lodge your purchase agreement for stamping by OSR. You must have already exchanged contracts to purchase your first home or vacant land. You will need to consult your lender about the discount on mortgage duty.

Please note your application must be accompanied by all supporting documents. You can apply through your financial institution or through any OSR office. Read the fact sheet and complete the application form for the date you exchanged your contract:

Date you exchanged contract Factsheet Application Form
This form applies to agreements or transfers or executed on or after 21 October 2009

First Home Plus Exemption from Duty Sheet First Home Plus Exemption from Duty Sheet (382 KB)



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