Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

Inside the city of Queensland, where you can get a block to build your dream home for FREE – and it’s already called ‘the best deal in Australia’

  • Quilpie, 1,000 miles west of Brisbane, offers a generous $ 12,500 grant
  • The subsidy is for people who buy a block of land in the city to build on
  • Land prices are as low as $ 12,500, so the purchase is virtually free
  • The grant hopes to encourage a younger demographic to relocate to the region


An outback region gives away blocks of land to potential homeowners, but you will have to be willing to live in the small town of only 800 people.

Quilpie Shire Council, located 1,000 km west of Brisbane, offers a $ 12,500 grant to people who buy land and build in the region.

With land prices as low as $ 12,500, the region is mainly giving away land to potential new homebuilders in the Queensland area.

Quilpie, 1000 kilometers west of Brisbane, offers a $ 12,500 grant if people buy a plot of land and build and build homes (pictured, an aerial photo of Quilpie), which means some plots are largely free

Quilpie, 1000 kilometers west of Brisbane, offers a $ 12,500 grant if people buy a plot of land and build and build homes (pictured, an aerial photo of Quilpie), which means some plots are largely free

COULD YOU STAY IN QUILPIE SHIRE?

Population: 774

Location: 1,000 km west of Brisbane in Queensland

Facilities: Two supermarkets, a butcher, bakers, newsagents and hairdressers

Schools: Two schools and an early learning center

Activities: Tennis and basketball courts, sports ovals, communal fitness center and free swimming pools

The plan came to encourage those who were willing to move to the area to build new homes after the city had little housing for homes that had flocked to the area to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle.

The grant covers not only Quilpie, but all cities in the Council region, including Eromanga, Adavale, Toompine and Cheepie.

Quilpie Shire Council CEO Justin Hancock experienced the housing crisis first hand and was forced to live in the city’s retirement town for the first six months he spent in the area.

‘I made some good friends in the retirement town and am still stopping by for a cup of coffee with some of the residents, but it was not the ideal place for me to stay, no matter how lovely the villa was,’ Hancock told the Courier Post.

The grant hopes to encourage people to move to the area and build after the region suffered a housing crisis (photo, grant grant)

The grant hopes to encourage people to move to the area and build after the region suffered a housing crisis (photo, grant grant)

‘You would be hard pressed to find a better deal anywhere in Australia, depending on the price of the chosen country, it could be equivalent to us essentially giving the land away.’

Quilpie Shires Mayor Stuart MacKenzie said the job opportunities in the city would hopefully attract new residents as well.

The Quilpie Shire Council hopes the offer will also bring a younger demographic to the region and also aims to increase long-term employment in the city.

The town had a massive shortage of homes after people moved to jobs and the relaxed lifestyle (pictured, a road in Quilpie)

The town had a massive shortage of homes after people moved to jobs and the relaxed lifestyle (pictured, a road in Quilpie)

The young couple Tom Hennessy, 23, and Tessa McDougall, 24, said they could not be happier entering the real estate market.

‘Tessa has friends and family in Brisbane who are struggling to get into the real estate market, so we feel very lucky to be able to do this now,’ Hennessy said.

Sir. Hennessy, a technical officer and partner, Mrs. McDougall, a teacher, spoke passionately about the atmosphere of the small town without crime.

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