• Mark Sinclair

How Does The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Work?

Updated: Apr 21

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) is a Australian Government initiative to support eligible first home buyers purchase a home sooner.

It does this by providing a guarantee that will allow eligible first home buyers on low and middle incomes to purchase a home with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent. This allows first home buyers to avoid paying Lenders Mortgage Insurance when borrowing with between 5% to 20% deposit.

The Scheme will support up to 10,000 loans each financial year, starting from 1 January 2020.


Singles earning less than $125,000, couples less than $200,000. Minimum deposit required is 5% of purchase price. No party has held property prior. Australian citizens only. Min age 18 years. Owner occupiers only.

Property price thresholds

For NSW capital cities and regional centres, there is a cap of $700,000 on the purchase price. For Vic, it is $600,000 and for Qld it is $475,000.

How to apply

If you think you qualify, contact us and we will get you started.


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