Complete the Application Form (click on the link and print it out)
Lodge your Application with either Approved FHOG Agent * (discover who the Agents are)
* (You can only apply through an approved FHOG Agent when you are borrowing funds from that Agent. You need to apply within 12 months of settlement or completion of construction)
Lodge your Application with the State Revenue Office NSW (discover what supporting documents are required and what address to send it to)
When the Grant will be Paid
If you applied through an Approved FHOG Agent; you can expect payment;
An existing dwelling (established home, new home or 'off the plan'): will be made available at Settlement;
A contract to build with a registered builder: will be paid when the foundations are laid and your builder issues your first progress payment invoice (not the deposit);
An owner builder: will be paid when the local Council has determined that the house is ready for occupation
If you applied through the State Revenue Office; you can expect payment;
An existing dwelling (established home, new home or 'off the plan'): will be paid when your name is registered on the Certificate of Title (except for Terms Contracts which can be paid upon proof of possession)
A contract to build with a registered builder OR Building as an owner builder: will be paid when your name is registered on the Certificate of Title and the local Council has determined that the house is ready for occupation
Appealing the Decision
You can lodge a written objection to the decisions made by the Commissioner of State Revenue on the application
Forward your objection together with relevant supporting documentation to the Review Branch of the State Revenue Office within 60 days after the date of decision
There are substantial penalties for making false or misleading statements in connection with an application for first home benefits. The Office of State Revenue, as part of its role in administering the First Home Owner Grant Act 2000, conducts investigations and compliance checks to ensure applicants are entitled to receive the grant. A penalty of up to $11,000 may be imposed for knowingly making a false or misleading statement in, or in connection with, an application.
In addition, the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue can, as a result of an applicant's dishonesty, also require the applicant to repay the grant or benefit and impose a further penalty equal to the value of the grant paid. The Office of State Revenue audits claims for first home benefits with current and historical data held by other State and Territory agencies.
This information was accurate at time of release. You should always check the websites to ensure that the relevant government websites to ensure that the correct and current forms are used.