Home Buyer Assistance

The ACT Government offers a range of assistance to prospective home buyers in the ACT.

  • First Home Owner Grant The grant provides up to $12,500 to first home buyers to purchase their first home. There are eligibility requirements and price cap limits.
    For more information visit the ACT Revenue Office FHOG website.img-icn-extlink

  • Home Buyer Concession Scheme You may be eligible for the HBCS if your income is less than $160,000.  This initiative assists persons in purchasing a residential home or residential vacant land by charging duty at a concessional rate. 
    For more information visit the ACT Revenue Office HBCS webiste.img-icn-extlink

  • Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme A concessional rate of duty that assists eligible pensioners who own property to move when they purchase a residential home or residential vacant land, e.g. from a house to a townhouse.
    For more information visit the ACT Revenue Office PDCS website.img-icn-extlink

  • Deferred Duty Scheme You can defer the payment of duty if you are eligible for the FHOG or the HBCS and purchase a property priced at or below the relevant HBCS upper property threshold. 
    For more information visit the ACT Revenue Office DDS website.img-icn-extlink

  • Mortgage Relief The Mortgage Relief Fund aims to provide repayable, interest free loans to people who are experiencing short term mortgage stress due to an unforeseen change in their circumstances (e.g loss of employment, sudden illness or injury).
    For more information visit the ACT Revenue Office Mortgage Relief website.img-icn-extlink

Enquires can be also be made by calling the ACT Revenue Officeimg-icn-extlink on (02) 6207 0028 (+61 International).