First Home Owner’s Grant: It’s still alive and kicking!
Be assured, the Grant of $7,000 towards the cost of purchasing a home is still in operation.
The grant was introduced in July 2000 to offset the effect of the GST on home ownership.
We suspect the confusion arose as a result of the boost to the First Home Buyer’s Grant coming to an end.
The boost was installed for a while during the Global Financial Crisis and subsequently brought to an end, leaving the basic grant of $7,000 in place.