Opening Doors is a State Government initiative, delivered through the Department of Communities, that aims to make home ownership more affordable for Western Australians.
Communities works in partnership with the WA development industry to build and deliver a wide range of new quality, affordable homes across the state, available for purchase through Opening Doors.
In addition to this, Opening Doors offers a great range of other opportunities to enter into the property market, with a selection of vacant land and pre-owned homes for sale.
On this website, you will find a variety of well-located homes to suit all kinds of purchasers, from first home buyers to downsizers.
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|First Home Owner Grant
All brand-new Opening Doors properties priced below $750,000 are eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG).
The FHOG is a $10,000 grant available to eligible first home buyers.
For more information on the FHOG, visit the Department of Finance’s website.
|Stamp Duty exemption/concession
Eligible first home buyers will pay no Stamp Duty on Opening Doors properties priced below $430,000 and a reduced rate of Stamp Duty on properties priced between $430,000 and $530,000.
For more information on Stamp Duty, visit the Department of Finance’s website.
|Shared Home Ownership opportunity
Opening Doors’ Shared Home Ownership initiative helps to further reduce the cost of home ownership for Western Australians on low to moderate incomes.
Under this unique initiative, Communities acts as a silent partner, funding up to 30% of the property’s value. This means homebuyers only need to make mortgage repayments on the remaining share of the home.
This opportunity is exclusive to Opening Doors and only available to homebuyers who qualify for Keystart’s Shared Ownership Home Loan.
|Train within 1km
Some Opening Doors properties are located within 1km of a train station, providing convenient access to key locations across the Perth metropolitan area.
Some Opening Doors properties have been specifically designed to include accessible features, making them easier to enter and navigate, and to be adapted to meet the changing needs of residents over time.
Accessible features may include:
The co-ownership scheme is a shared-equity home ownership opportunity. Under this scheme, Communities acts as a silent partner, funding a portion of the property's value.
This scheme is currently available at our Cherry Glades estate in Manjimup. For more information, view the Cherry Glades co-ownership fact sheet.
Real estate agents
Opening Doors properties are sold through various real estate agencies. The contact details for the agent responsible for an Opening Doors property can be found at the top of the property listing.
Home loan finance
Properties offered under the Shared Home Ownership initiative are only available for purchase with a Shared Ownership Home Loan offered through Keystart.
All other Opening Doors properties are available for purchase with a home loan from any lending provider.
Properties not marked with the Shared Home Ownership icon are available for purchase as investment properties.