How to apply for HomeBuilder in each state and what you’ll need

Quick recap

In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve now seen a few more home building grants pop up on our radar, including HomeBuilders, and WA-specific; Building Bonus and Off-the-plan duty rebate. The grants have been designed to assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations during the crisis. 

Find out if you qualify for Australia’s home building grants, keep reading to see how you can apply.

What’s the process to apply for Australia’s HomeBuilder grant by state

In this guide, we’ll cover how to apply for HomeBuilders grants in each state.

Starting with Australia’s capital..

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

The application process begins with ACT Revenue Office and is a 2-step process for the HomeBuilder’s grant in the ACT. 

  • Registration. Start by filling in this registration form with your name, property details and a declaration. As it stands, this form must be submitted before 31st of December 2020 in order for your application to be considered. Submission of this form does not guarantee eligibility.
  • Detailed Application. A comprehensive application form that is yet to be realised, will be available to be completed as the second part of the application process. It requires more detailed information in regards to your builder, type of construction, as well as supporting documentation. 

For the latest information on how to apply for HomeBuilder grant in the ACT, make sure to check out the ACTRO website

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in New South Wales (NSW)

The application process begins with Revenue NSW and is submitted via an online portal. All applications must be received before the 31st of December 2020 to be considered. Once commencement of construction and the payment eligibility requirements milestones have been met, any additional support documentation should be lodged via the online portal. 

Start the HomeBuilder application process via Revenue NSW online portal.

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in Victoria (VIC)

The application process begins with State Revenue Office Victoria and is submitted via an online portal. The application must be submitted before the 31st of December 2020 to be considered. 

Due to stage 4 restrictions in metro Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria the Commissioner of State Revenue has issued an agreement to provide a blanket extension of 3 months to the construction commencement requirement for the HomeBuilder grant.

Submit a HomeBuilder application in Victoria via their online portal

For the latest information on how to apply for a HomeBuilder grant in Victoria and the COVID 19 restrictions, visit the State Revenue Office website.

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in Queensland (QLD)

The application process begins with State Revenue Office Queensland and is either submitted through a grant application form or via an online portal. All applications must be received before 31st of December 2020, with supporting documentation by 31 October 2022.

Submit a HomeBuilder application in Queensland via their online portal

For the latest information on how to apply for a HomeBuilder grant in Queensland, visit their website

How to apply for HomeBuilder in Tasmania (TAS)

The application process begins with State Revenue Office Tasmania and is submitted through a HomeBuilder grant application form

 

There are 2 grants provided by the SRO: 

 

  • Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant: $20 000 for new homes; and 
  • Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant: $25 000 for new homes or substantial renovations. (Funding for the Commonwealth HomeBuilder Grant is provided by the Australian Government with an arrangement for the Tasmanian Government to administer that Grant). 

 

 

See more about the current guidelines for HomeBuilder grants in Tasmania. 

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in South Australia (SA)

The application process begins with the State Revenue Office South Australia and is submitted via their online portal.  

All applications must be submitted before the 31st of December 2020 to be considered. Submission does not automatically mean you’re eligible for the grant. 

For the latest information on how to apply for a HomeBuilder grant in South Australia, please visit their website.

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in Northern Territory (NT)

The application process begins with the State Revenue Office Northern Territory and is submitted via their online portal.

You should apply online once you have entered an eligible contract and have all your supporting documentation to include with your application.

All applications must be received by no later than 31 December 2020.

For the latest information on how to apply for a HomeBuilder grant in Northern Territory, please visit their website.

 

How to apply for HomeBuilder in Western Australia (WA)

The application process begins with the State Revenue Office Western Australia by completing this form

Once completed, you’ll need to create a web enquiry and upload the document. Alternatively, you can mail the documents to:

RevenueWA

GPO Box T1600

Perth WA 6845

All applications are required to be submitted by 31 December 2020. RevenueWA will accept applications from November 2020 without all the supporting documents in order to meet this deadline and you will be able to upload supporting documentation once available.

For the latest information on how to apply for a HomeBuilder grant in Northern Territory, please visit their website.

Do you have a residential project that you think would fit the requirements for the HomeBuilder grant? Read our article to find out.

 

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