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Home Guarantee Scheme has 50,000 places in 2024-25

Home Guarantee Scheme has 50,000 places in 2024-25

July 2024 | Money Matters

Learn more about the Australian Government's Home Guarantee Scheme 

The Australian Government has announced 50,000 places for the Home Guarantee Scheme over the 2024-25 financial year. The initiative is to support eligible home buyers to buy a home sooner. Rather than needing 10% or more of a home price as a deposit to secure a loan, major and non-major lenders will approve loans with a 5% (first home buyer) or 2% (single family) deposit.

Key Benefits:

  • First Home Buyers anywhere in Victoria only need a 5% deposit.
  • Single parents with at least one dependent only need a 2% deposit
  • Homes can cost up to $800,000 in Melbourne and Geelong, and $650,000 in the rest of Victoria.

The Home Guarantee Scheme has already helped over 160,000 Australians own a home.

In the 2022-23 financial year, over one-third of the Guarantees were issued to buyers in regional areas, showing a rising trend from previous years.

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to singles or couples over 18 years old
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Must earn less than $125,000 for individuals or $200,000 for joint applicants.
  • Must become owner-occupier/s

Use the Eligibility Tool

Places in the Home Guarantee Scheme for 2024-25:

  • 35,000 places for the First Home Guarantee
  • 10,000 places for the Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee
  • 5,000 places for the Family Home Guarantee (single parent)

Property types

  • Existing house, townhouse or apartment
  • House and land package
  • Land and a separate contract to build a home
  • Off-the-plan apartment or townhouse.

Only participating lenders authorised by Housing Australia can provide loans to people using the scheme to buy a home. To apply you’ll need to contact one of the participating lenders. Find more information and step-by-step instructions at Housing Australia.


A similar scheme is run by the Victorian Government’s State Revenue Office, known as the Homebuyer Fund. With a 5% deposit, the Victorian Government may tip in up to 25% of the purchase price and will own an equivalent share in the property. This reduced the mortgage repayments and Lenders Mortgage Insurance is not required.

Like the Home Guarantee Scheme, property prices are capped depending on where you buy and only select lenders are approved to provide the loans. Additional eligibility criteria and ongoing obligations apply. To find out more visit, About the Victorian Homebuyer Fund.


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