First Home Owner Grant and Deferred Duty
The ACT Government introduced the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) on 1 July 2000. The grant aims to encourage home ownership by providing financial assistance to eligible people buying their first home. The ACT Revenue Office oversees the FHOG.
The FHOG has undergone a number of recent changes. The FHOG now suits home buyers looking to buy new and substantially renovated homes only; it’s no longer available for purchasing established homes.