How do I apply for a first home withdrawal from my KiwiSaver account?

You may be able to use the first home withdrawal from KiwiSaver to help you purchase your first home if you meet the following conditions:

  • You must have been a member of KiwiSaver for a minimum of three years.
  • In most cases, you must have never owned a house or land before.
  • The house or land you are purchasing must be in New Zealand and intended to be your principal place of residence – a rental investment property would not qualify.
  • You must not have made a withdrawal from a KiwiSaver scheme for the purchase of a home before.