A seachange or treechange could mean spare change

There’s never been a better time to make the move to regional Victoria and now with a range of government grants up for grabs, you could save thousands off your dream new home. What are you waiting for?

Here are three reasons to consider a move to regional Victoria:

1/ Enjoy the lifestyle benefits of leaving the city

Most of us have dreamed of the many benefits of living in regional Victoria, including:

  • A cleaner and safer place to raise a family
  • A greater sense of community
  • No more long commutes stuck in traffic – especially as working from home is now a legitimate option for many workers
  • Lots of great activities for the kids
  • More value for money when it comes to the property market

And with the Victorian Government’s commitment to creating regional hubs, there are less and less reasons why you need to visit the CBD. It’s all here in regional Victoria!

2/ Take advantage of federal and state government grants

Whether you’re a first home buyer or existing owner-occupier, you could be eligible for a range of grants that will save you money on your dream new home – particularly if you’re looking to buy or build in regional Victoria.

Both the federal and state governments are offering significant incentives to encourage more people to support the housing construction sector, which is a critical component of the national economy. This is especially so in regional Victoria.

Regional First Home Owner Grant

If you are buying or building a new home in regional Victoria valued up to $750,000, you may be eligible for the Regional First Home Owner Grant (RFHOG) of $20,000. 

If applying for the Regional First Home Owner Grant, you need to purchase within a designated regional council or alpine resort as detailed on the State Revenue Office website. The home must also be less than five years old to be eligible, so why not build new and get exactly what you want?

HomeBuilder Grant

In June 2020, as part of its economic response to coronavirus, the Australian Government announced its HomeBuilder program. This program provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.

3/ The Fairhaven Homes Hi-Lo sale is now on!

On top of these fantastic government incentives, taking action now means you get to enjoy even greater savings thanks to. 

For a limited time, you can save even more with our Hi-Lo sale. Enjoy an incredible deal on our beautiful Bridgewater range: get our lowest base prices with single storey homes from as LO as $149,920 and double storey homes from $227,329. (The HI value and quality that we’re known for comes as standard.)

Want to learn more?

To learn more about your eligibility to save thousands off the cost of a new home:


The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, Fairhaven Homes recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances and that you seek independent legal, financial, and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.