27 April 2023

More certainty for HomeBuilder applicants

All existing HomeBuilder applicants would have until 30 June 2025 to submit supporting documentation to receive the grant under a proposed new agreement by the Albanese Government.

Minister for Housing, Julie Collins, has signed a revised National Partnership Agreement (NPA) that will extend the deadline for existing applicants to submit supporting documentation from 30 April 2023 to 30 June 2025.

The signed NPA has today been sent to all State and Territory Governments for them to countersign and is subject to their agreement.

The extension will apply to all existing HomeBuilder applicants, including for off-the-plan purchases, new builds and renovations. It will take effect in each jurisdiction once it is signed by the relevant State and Territory Government.

The extension will support existing applicants who had entered into financial commitments on the basis they would receive the grant but through no fault of their own were affected by supply constraints and construction industry delays.

“Because of the former Government’s mismanagement, too many Australians stood to miss out on support they believed they would receive,” Minister Collins said. 

“I thank states and territories for their feedback on the Government’s proposed extension and the updated data they have provided on outstanding, existing HomeBuilder applications.

“Based on this consultation I’m pleased to be offering an extension that will ensure existing applicants don’t miss out due to factors outside of their control.

“The Government is cleaning up the former Government’s mess and making sure ordinary Australians receive the support they believed they would receive.”

Applications for HomeBuilder closed in April 2021. State and territories administer the scheme on behalf of the Commonwealth.