The deadline to begin construction under the Australian HomeBuilder Grant program has been extended

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On the 17th April 2021, the Federal government extended the deadline by which construction must commence under the Australian HomeBuilder Grant program. Initially, construction needed to have begun within 6 months of contracts being signed. That deadline is now 18 months from the date of signing.

Applications for the Australian HomeBuilder Grant closed on Wednesday 14th April. However, anyone who had lodged an application prior to this date remains eligible. Supporting documents need to be “submitted to the relevant State or Territory Revenue Office by no later than 30 April 2023”.

In Victoria, the State Revenue Office (SRO) is responsible for assessing all applications within the state. The SRO has a dedicated web page with comprehensive information about applying for the Australian Homebuilder Grant within Victoria.

The deadline to begin construction under the Australian Federal government's Homebuilder grants program has been extended by 12 months

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Importantly, the SRO states on its website that “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”.

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