Talk to your KiwiSaver provider and Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities about buying your first home.
You must be in KiwiSaver for at least 3 years before you withdraw funds for your first home.
You can withdraw:
- your contributions
- your employer’s contributions
- the government contribution
- interest you have earned
- fee subsidies (if you got these).
You must leave $1,000 in your account. Funds transferred from an Australian Complying Superannuation scheme cannot be withdrawn.
KiwiSaver HomeStart grant
Depending on whether you're buying an existing home or a new build - you can get up to $10,000 towards buying your first home using the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant.
HomeStart helps people buy their first home, but if you’ve owned a home before you might still qualify.
Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities administers this grant.
Use myIR to help with your HomeStart grant application
You can use your myIR to create a PDF document of all of your KiwiSaver deductions and contributions. This helps with your HomeStart grant application.
You can then either print it out or save and email it to Housing New Zealand.