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While applications for the Australian HomeBuilder Grant are now closed, this does not impact applications lodged before midnight on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

If you have already lodged your application via our online portal:

  • Continue uploading supporting documents, as they become available.
  • Carefully read the supporting document checklist in the online portal, checking that you have uploaded all the required documents. This will ensure that your application is processed as smoothly as possible, without the need to get back to you in relation to missing or incomplete documents.

Construction commencement requirement extended from 6 to 18 months

On 17 April 2021, the Australian 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).

If you have been denied the grant due to not meeting the 6-month construction commencement requirement you should, as soon as possible, lodge an objection at review@sro.vic.gov.au so that your application can be reviewed. You should quote your application code and provide any other relevant information. When you lodge your objection, please provide the following details: your name, the property address, your application code, the date your application was rejected and the reasons it was rejected, and any other relevant information.

  1. Read the HomeBuilder Grant guidelines

    The HomeBuilder Grant guidelines provide detailed information on the eligibility criteria and the supporting documents that need to be provided by applicants.

    Read the HomeBuilder Grant guidelines

  2. Upload supporting documents

    While applications for the HomeBuilder Grant had to be submitted by 14 April 2021, you can continue uploading your supporting documents, including proof that construction has commenced, beyond that date.

    The construction commencement requirement has been extended from six months to 18 months for all applications (i.e. for all contracts signed 4 June 2020-31 March 2021 inclusive).

    Once we have received all required supporting documents, your application will be reviewed. We will advise you of the outcome by email.

    Log in to the HomeBuilder portal

    Watch a video about lodging your HomeBuilder application

  3. Next steps

    Given the high level of demand for the grant in Victoria, we are currently reviewing a large volume of applications.

    While we are working as quickly as possible, it is taking us longer than the 15 working days we usually aim for.

    We will email you as soon as we have reviewed your application and supporting documents. The grant will be paid into your nominated account, generally within 5 days of notifying you that your application was successful.

Last modified: 19 April 2021
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