First Home Buyers
Double the First Home Owner Grant for regional Victoria
About the initiative
For contracts signed between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2020, the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) for regional new home purchases will double to $20,000. The increase will help first home buyers to purchase in their local community and will help support construction and employment.
Abolishing stamp duty for first home buyers
About this initiative
From 1 July 2017, first home buyers purchasing properties valued below $600,000 will be exempt from paying stamp duty. Further, first home purchases valued between $600,000 and $750,000 will receive a concession applied on a sliding scale. It will be available for new and established home purchases.
This initiative gives first home buyers across the state a helping hand, by substantially reducing the upfront cost of purchasing a home.