Housing and construction

Find information for first home buyers, buying, selling or renovating a property, renting a home, Aboriginal housing, social housing, and housing options for older people.

Property tax reform proposal

Proposed changes to the NSW property tax system aim to give people the choice to pay an annual property tax rather than stamp duty and land tax (where applicable). 

Read about the proposed changes to the property tax system.

Help for homeowners or renters during COVID-19

For those that may be experiencing financial difficulties due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), read our guides for either:

Buying or building your first home? The NSW Government offers a grant of $10,000 and assistance with transfer duty for eligible first home buyers or builders.
Find services to help you if you're homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Tips and information on staying safe at home, including fire safety, pool safety, preventing injuries and falls, and being prepared for emergencies.
Check your eligibility for social housing or private rental assistance and find a housing office near you.
What you need to know about buying and selling a home. Calculate your buying costs such as transfer (stamp) duty, and if you are eligible for first home buyers assistance.
Information on building a home, owner-builder permits, renovating your home, first home owners grants, and buying land.
View the sustainable home guide, tips on reducing household waste, find rebates and savings on energy and utilities, learn how to create green spaces around the home to help the environment.

Property acquisition in NSW is designed to be fair, transparent and equitable. Find out more about the process and property valuations and compensation.

What you need to know about renting a home. Check the latest rental prices in an area, resolve disputes with your agent or landlord, and find private rental assistance and subsidies.

Advice for living in, or buying into, a strata community. As a member of a strata community, you own an individual 'lot' and owners decide collectively how to best manage the property they share. 

Find out if you are eligible for an Australian Government home care subsidy to help you continue living in your own home, or information about moving to an aged care home or retirement village.

Find out about Aboriginal Housing Offices homes for Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders. 

New laws require building owners to register certain buildings with combustible cladding with the NSW Government. Find out if you need to register your building.

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Every householder in NSW is legally obliged to keep their home safe, including the way electricity is used. Find out more about electrical safety in your home.
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