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HomeBuilder formed part of a range of Australian Government initiatives intended to support confidence in the residential construction sector and encourage consumers to proceed with purchases or renovations that may have been delayed due to uncertainty around the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for HomeBuilder closed at midnight, Wednesday 14 April 2021.

Supporting documentation can still be submitted after an application has been lodged. All supporting documentation must be submitted to the relevant State or Territory Revenue Office by no later than 30 April 2023.

On 17 April 2021, the Government announced it would extend the construction commencement requirement from six months to 18 months for all applications (i.e. for all contracts signed 4 June 2020‑31 March 2021 inclusive).

Fact sheets

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State and Territory contacts:

HomeBuilder is administered by the States and Territories. The Commonwealth does not process HomeBuilder applications. Queries about your application should be directed to the relevant State or Territory Revenue Office.

Australian Capital Territory

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the ACT Revenue Office website.

New South Wales

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the Revenue NSW website.

Northern Territory

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the Northern Territory Revenue Office website.

Queensland

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the Queensland Government website.

South Australia

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the RevenueSA website.

Tasmania

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the State Revenue Office of Tasmania website. For further advice on the construction commencement extension in Tasmania, please see the HomeBuilder Grants Extension Factsheet.

Victoria

For further information on HomeBuilder, please refer to the State Revenue Office Victoria website.

Western Australia

For further information on eligibility and the application process please refer to the WA Government website.

HomeBuilder data

Applications as at 11 February 2022 (137,755 total applications)

 

Total Applications as at 11 February 2022
  New build Renovation Total
NSW 18,448 7,518 25,966
VIC 33,162 6,552 39,714
QLD 24,110 4,869 28,979
WA 19,766 1,943 21,709
SA 11,529 2,421 13,950
TAS 3,304 630 3,934
ACT 2,284 655 2,939
NT 510 54 564
Total 113,113 24,642 137,755

Data source: preliminary data reported by States and Territories; data is subject to revision by States and Territories.

Applications have not necessarily been assessed for eligibility.

Application processes may differ across States and Territories, limiting cross-state comparisons.

As at 7 March 2022, $2.1 billion in grant payments have been made under the HomeBuilder program.