Housing affordability


The Treasurer handed down the Budget 2017-18 on Tuesday 9 May 2017. As part of the Budget, the Government announced a package to reduce pressure on housing affordability, including through establishing a First Home Super Saver Scheme, and by allowing a special 'downsizing' contribution into superannuation. Information regarding Budget initiatives and information can be found updated below.

Fact sheets

First Home Super Saver Scheme [PDF 585KB] Updated March 2022
Stronger rules for foreign investors owning Australian housing [PDF 218KB] Updated March 2018
Changes to the capital gains tax rules for foreign residents [PDF 151KB] Updated March 2018
National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation [PDF 228KB] Updated March 2018
Boosting affordable housing for Australians through incentivising investment [PDF 160KB] Updated March 2018
National Housing and Homelessness Agreement [PDF 120KB] Updated March 2018
Reducing barriers to downsizing [PDF 211KB] Updated December 2017