Concessions available for property purchase in Queensland

Dec 10, 2023

Understanding Concessions in Property Purchasing

When it comes to purchasing property in Queensland, there are several concessions available that can significantly reduce the costs involved. These concessions are designed to make it easier for first-time homebuyers, pensioners, and other eligible individuals to get onto the property ladder. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common concessions available and how they can benefit you.

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First Home Concession

The First Home Concession is specifically designed for first-time homebuyers. This concession can significantly reduce or even eliminate the amount of transfer duty (also known as stamp duty) you have to pay when purchasing your first home. To qualify, you must meet certain criteria, such as the property being your primary place of residence and the purchase price being below a certain threshold.

Home Concession

For those who are not first-time buyers but are purchasing a home to live in, the Home Concession can help reduce the amount of transfer duty payable. This concession applies to any home that will be your primary place of residence, regardless of whether it's your first home or not. Again, certain criteria must be met to be eligible for this concession.

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First Home Vacant Land Concession

If you're planning to build your first home, the First Home Vacant Land Concession could be a great help. This concession reduces the transfer duty payable when purchasing vacant land on which you intend to build your first home. This concession is particularly beneficial for those looking to build a home to their own specifications.

Pensioner Concession

For pensioners, the Queensland government offers the Pensioner Concession. This concession can provide a significant reduction in the amount of transfer duty payable when purchasing a home to live in. To be eligible, you must hold a Queensland Pensioner Concession Card or similar.

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How to Apply for Concessions

Applying for these concessions is typically done at the time of purchasing the property. Your solicitor or conveyancer will usually handle this process on your behalf. However, it's important to understand the eligibility criteria and ensure you provide all necessary documentation to avoid any delays or issues.


Property concessions in Queensland can provide significant financial benefits for eligible individuals. Whether you're a first-time buyer, purchasing a home to live in, building your first home, or a pensioner, there are concessions available that can help reduce the costs involved in purchasing property. Always seek professional advice to ensure you're making the most of these opportunities.