14 April 2021

HomeBuilder – applications have closed

The HomeBuilder program has been highly successful and has achieved its purpose of supporting the residential construction industry and assisting Australians build and renovate their homes.

HomeBuilder will continue to support the residential construction sector through 2021 and into 2022.

Applications for HomeBuilder close at midnight on Wednesday, 14 April 2021.

While applications close on 14 April 2021, applicants have until 30 April 2023 to submit all supporting documentation (such as invoices for work done, and proof that construction has started) to their State or Territory Revenue Office.

The supporting documentation will allow for payment of the HomeBuilder Grant. Timing of the payment depends on whether your application relates to a new build, substantial renovation or off-the plan / new home purchase:

  • New builds – grants will be paid after construction has commenced and the first progress payment has been made to the builder.
  • Substantial renovations – grants will be paid after construction has commenced and at least $150,000 of the contract price has been paid in respect of the renovation.
  • For off-the-plan / new home purchases – grants will be paid after the applicant(s) name is registered on title.

The States and Territories have played an invaluable role in administering HomeBuilder.

Questions about HomeBuilder applications should be directed to the relevant State or Territory Revenue Office.  

More information on HomeBuilder, and contact information for all State and Territory Revenue Offices, can be found on the Treasury website.