Last Updated: 9th February, 2023

What is MyHome?

MyHome is the Tasmanian Government program that assists eligible applicants with obtaining their own homes by building or purchasing one. With the support of Homes Tasmania, eligible homebuyers can jointly purchase a home, allowing them to become homeowners sooner. MyHome is Tasmania’s shared equity scheme that has replaced HomeShare from 1 April 2022. With the income threshold increased, it is now available to more people and offers more assistance compared to its predecessor. Under this scheme, you share the cost of purchasing a home with Homes Tasmania. The percentage of the home that you own and the amount of Homes Tasmania’s contribution vary depending on the type of property you are looking to buy.

What Are The Different Levels Of Equity Contributions?

Type Of Property Equity Contribution By Homes Tasmania Property Price Cap
New homes (never been lived in), construction on own land, or house and land packages maximum of $200,000 or 40% of the purchase price, whichever is lower None
Existing Homes Tasmania property maximum of $200,000 or 40% of the purchase price, whichever is lower None
Existing homes (not Home Tasmania’s) maximum of $150,000 or 30% of the purchase price, whichever is lower. $600,000

You will have to pay off Homes Tasmania’s share of the property within 30 years. This can be done by either purchasing Homes Tasmania’s share or selling the house, after which each party will get paid their share of the equity. This program is open to all eligible homebuyers in Tasmania.

Am I Eligible?

This program is open to eligible home buyers in Tasmania. To qualify for MyHome, your application must be approved based on certain lending criteria. These include income, property ownership, citizenship, age, the amount of your deposit. You and the property you intend to purchase must also meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

Key Qualifying Criteria And Requirements

  • Citizenship and legal age
  • Assets
  • Income

  • Income Limit as of 1 July 2022 Table showing the income limit to be eligible for MyHome Tasmania. It shows the household type and what the gross income limit per week and per year for each type is Source: Bank of us MyHome information guide
  • Deposit Requirements

Other Eligibility Requirements

You must:
  • Reside in the purchased house as your primary residence.
  • Have the means to pay legal and establishment fees associated with purchasing a property.
  • Have the means to pay loan establishment fees and meet ongoing loan repayment requirements with Bank of us.
  • Not own or have an interest in any real-estate property other than the land you want to build on under the program.
  • Be neither undischarged nor have been discharged, from bankruptcy within three years preceding the application date.
  • Not have any outstanding debts to Homes Tasmania.
  • Must not have received help under the Home Ownership Assistance Program, Streets Ahead or Homeshare.

Important Note

You are exempt from income and assets test requirements if you: