Helping you find government information and services

Housing and property

Find government information about buying, selling or renting housing, property and land.

Buying a home - MoneySmart

Buying your first home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is a major decision that takes lots of planning and research, and careful budgeting. Follow the MoneySmart tips to help you get started.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Buying real estate in Australia - a guide for non residents

A brief outline of Australia's foreign investment policy in relation to residential real estate.

Foreign Investment Review Board

Buying, selling or renting property

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Buying, selling or renting property? Provides links to state and territory housing and property information. Everything from tips for homebuyers and grants available to information for tenants.

First Home Owner Grant

The scheme provides a one-off grant, payable to first home owners that satisfy all the eligibility criteria. Links to the various revenue offices responsible for administering the grant in their respective jurisdictions.

Office of State Revenue [WA]

Homeless - Community Engagement Officers

Assist people of all ages who are homeless or are having difficulties with their current housing situation to get financial help and other services.

Department of Human Services

Housing support programs

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Programs and services to help make housing more available and reduce homelessness.

Department of Social Services

Insuring your home - MoneySmart

Explains how to go about insuring your home and contents; and how to make a claim.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Land titles

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Each state has a central register of all land in the state which shows the owner of the land. Search facilities are provided by state and territory land titles registries.

Land transfer calculators

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Buying a property? Provides links to state and territory calculators for stamp duty.

Mortgage calculator

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The MoneySmart mortgage calculator shows how much you can afford to borrow and what your home loan repayments will be. It can also show your repayments if interest rates change.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme

Provides information about NatHERS scheme which estimates and ranks the potential thermal performance of residential buildings in Australia.

Department of the Environment and Energy

Property - tax information

If you have an investment property, build or renovate for profit, or use a property in the running of a business, there may be implications for income tax, capital gains tax and goods and services tax (GST). Your home is generally exempt from tax.

Australian Taxation Office

Your Home

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Your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs.

Department of the Environment and Energy