Am I eligible for the first home owner’s grant?

Eligibility for the First Home Owner’s Grant depends on multiple factors. As legislation can change over time and requirements can vary depending on area, always be sure to check the appropriate official government websites for your region – or contact Melcorp Finance directly to find out the current requirements.

For Victoria:

  • At least one applicant must be 18 years of age or older (discretionary)
  • At least one applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • At least one applicant must intend to live in the home as their principle residence for at least 12 months
  • Applicants must not have received the FHOG before
  • Applicants must not have owned a home or other residential property before 1st of July 2000
  • Applicants must not have occupied a home continuously for 6 months that they owned or partially owned after 1st of July 2000.
  • The home must be valued at $750,000.00 or less
  • The home must not be a holiday house or investment property

Note: this guide does not constitute a determination of eligibility by the State Revenue Office