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Helping Victorians into home ownership sooner
It can be hard for many Victorians to save enough for a house deposit. That’s why the Victorian Government has launched its shared equity scheme which aims to accelerate the path to home ownership.
You can only access this opportunity from three banks, one of which is Bendigo Bank.
If you have a 5% deposit, the Victorian Government will contribute up to 25% of the purchase price for eligible participants and 35% for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in exchange for an equivalent share in the property, whilst removing the need for Lenders Mortgage Insurance.
We’re proud to be a participating lender and look forward to helping even more Victorians into home ownership.
I'm very proud of my home. It's our place; it's our sanctuary.
You've got that flexibility to have pets, so my dog, Coco, and cat, Mittens, are part of the family and knowing that they'll always have a place here is really important to me.
My daughters love this home too. Being in their own place means that they can create their own bedrooms, create their own sanctuary.
I was trying to get back into the property market. I'm a single mum now with two girls. So, speaking to my Mobile Home Lender, he made me realise that I already had my five percent deposit.
So, using the Victorian Homebuyer Fund, I could purchase my property now and I wouldn't have to continue to save.
I didn't believe that having only a 5 percent deposit would mean that I could get back into the property market.
I'm paying less, owning my own home, paying off a mortgage, being able to decorate a home in the way that I love and have that security long-term knowing that this is my place, and the ability to be able to put that money aside for bills for school fees is just a reassurance that the scheme is working.
The Victorian Homebuyers Fund has allowed me to purchase a property in the community that my children have grown up in. It's close to their friends and their schools and it's a place that's familiar to them.
We're here to help you with your application
If you meet the eligibility criteria the next step is to reach out to our team who can assist with your application. Complete our simple online enquiry form and a team member will be in contact with you shortly.
To be eligible you must:
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years old;
- be able to pay for all costs associated with purchasing your home such as conveyancing, legal costs, building inspections and stamp duty (if applicable);
- be able to demonstrate your ability to save over time, with a minimum deposit of 5% for general applicants or 3.5% for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants;
- be able to confirm that you will be the registered owner of the property and grant the scheme mortgage on the acquisition date;
- be able to confirm that the property will be your principal place of residence;
- must not have an interest in all or any part of a property (including land);
- meet income (single buyers up to $130,485, or household* up to $208,775 per year)(*up to four participants may apply);
- meet property and location eligibility requirements.
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Bendigo Bank is a participating lender for the Victorian Homebuyer Fund which is an initiative of the Victorian Government. The information on this page is correct at the time of publishing but may change at any time without notice to you, including as a result of changes to the Victorian Homebuyer Fund by the Victorian Government.
Terms and conditions, fees, charges, eligibility and lending criteria apply. Restrictions and other obligations apply after purchase. Full details available on application. All information is correct as at 4 October 2021 and is subject to change without notice. Find out more at vic.gov.au/homebuyer