Buying a House – First Home Owners Grant (FHOG)

The Australian government’s First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) and other benefits are available for permanent residents, just as if they were Australian citizens. The Australian Department of Immigration automatically grants New Zealanders living in Australia a Special Category Visa (SCV). Because New Zealand citizens are considered to be permanent residents of Australia, they are eligible for the grant.

You should refer to your mortgage broker or research yourself for information about which benefits are available in your state.