FIRST HOME OWNERS

Our continued administration of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) aims to provide a real benefit for thousands of Victorians seeking to buy or build their first new home.

Demand has remained steady over recent years, with the number of grants paid to eligible homebuyers topping $127 million in 2016-17, $125 million in 2015-16 and $122 million in 2014-15.

From 1 July 2017, we will deliver an increased FHOG of $20,000 for regional Victoria and significant duty concessions also on homes valued up to $750,000.

Top 10 FHOG postcodes 2016-17

No. Postcode Suburb Applications

1

3029

Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Truganina

851

2

3064

Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Kalkallo, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park

823

3

3977

Cranbourne, Botanic Ridge, Cannons Creek, Devon Meadows, Skye

786

4

3978

Cardinia, Clyde

726

5

3030

Cocoroc, Derrimut, Point Cook, Quandong, Werribee

442

6

3754

Doreen, Mernda

426

7

3809

Officer, Officer South

329

8

3335

Melton, Plumpton, Rockbank

314

9

3338

Melton South, Eynsbury, Exford

269

10

3750

Wollert

258

Top 10 FHOG metropolitan Melbourne postcodes 2016-17

No. Postcode Suburb Applications

1

3029

Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Truganina

851

2

3064

Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Kalkallo, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park

823

3

3977

Cranbourne, Botanic Ridge, Cannons Creek, Devon Meadows, Skye

786

4

3978

Cardinia, Clyde

726

5

3030

Cocoroc, Derrimut, Point Cook, Quandong, Werribee

442

6

3754

Doreen, Mernda

426

7

3809

Officer, Officer South

329

8

3335

Melton, Plumpton, Rockbank

314

9

3338

Melton South, Eynsbury, Exford

269

10

3750

Wollert

258

Top 10 FHOG regional Victoria postcodes 2016-17

No. Postcode Suburb Applications

1

3217

Charlemont, Armstrong Creek, Mount Duneed, Freshwater Creek

241

2

3350

Alfredton, Ballarat, Canadian, Invermay Park, Mt Clear, Mt Helen

85

3

3551

Arnold, Ascot, Axe Creek, Bagshot, Cornella, Epsom, Huntly, Kimbolton

82

4

3756

Chintin, Darraweit Guim, Hidden Valley, Upper Plenty

79

5

3228

Torquay, Bellbrae, Jan Juc

55

6

3340

Bacchus Marsh, Darley, Maddingley, Merrimu

51

7

3691

Bungil, Killara, Talgarno, Kiewa

47

8

3500

Mildura, Mildura West

46

9

3844

Taralgon, Carrajung, Tyers, Koornalla

41

10

3216

Belmont,  Grovedale,  Highton, Marshall,  Waurn Ponds

39

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$122 million fhog's paid in 2014-15, 11,460 fhog's in total
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$125.7 million fhog's paid in 2015-16, 12,670 fhog's in total
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$127.6 million fhog's paid in 2016-17, 12,790 fhog's in total