• Eligible applicants must be natural persons, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, who are buying or building their first home in Australia.

  • To qualify for assistance, neither the applicant nor their spouse (or defacto) must have previously owned a home, either jointly, separately or with some other person.

  • Entering into a binding contract or commencement of building, in the case of owner-builders, must have occurred on or after 1 July 2000.

  • An eligible home will be located in Victoria and will be a new or established house, home unit, flat or other type of self contained fixed dwelling that meets local planning standards.

  • An eligible home must be intended to be a principal place of residence and occupied within a reasonable period.

  • Assistance will not be means tested.

  • Joint applicants will be restricted to a single application for a single property and only the one payment will be made.




Enquiries about the FHOS may be made to the State Revenue Office in person or by telephone from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

In person
505 Little Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria

By mail
GPO Box 1641N
Melbourne Vic 3001

or DX 220090 Melbourne

Telephone 13 2161
Facsimile 03 9628 0899


The existing first home buyers and pensioner concession stamp duty rebates in Victoria will continue after the introduction of the FHOS. These rebates, unlike the FHOS are means tested and require applicants to meet different eligibility criteria.

Refer to first home buyers and pensioner concession application forms and flyers for more information on these rebates and concessions.