How it works.

  • Apply with us directly. Speak to us today or you can do this in Westpac One® online banking if you are an existing Westpac customer.
  • Have a 5% deposit ready to purchase your first home.
  • Westpac will assess your application with Kāinga Ora to ensure you are eligible.
  • When you purchase your first home, you will need to pay a one-off Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) premium.

Qualifying for a First Home Loan.

To qualify for a First Home Loan, your annual household income before tax needs to be: 

    • $95,000 or less for one borrower
    • $150,000 or less for two or more borrowers with or without dependents
    • Or $150,000 or less for one borrower with one or more dependents
  • You are buying the first home that you will be living in. 
  • You are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

Check if you are eligible for a First Home Loan.


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How much can I afford?

Get an idea of how much you could borrow using our affordability calculator.

Try the affordability calculator

How much will my repayments be?

Work out how much your home loan repayments might be.

Try the repayment calculator

Speak to a Home Loan Expert.

Have a free, no obligation chat with one of your local home loan experts to learn more about our range of low deposit options, designed to help you into your first home sooner.

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Meet face-to-face

Our Home Loan Experts can come to you at a time and place that suits you. 

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Apply online

Existing customers can apply for a home loan via Westpac One® online banking.

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Things you should know.

First Home Loan terms & conditions

  • A First Home Loan can only be used for the purchase of an owner-occupied first home.
  • A one-off Lenders Mortgage Insurance premium equal to 0.5% of the total borrowing applies.
  • First Home Loan eligibility criteria applies.
  • Westpac’s eligibility criteria and home loan lending criteria, terms and conditions apply.

General Home Loan terms & conditions

Interest rates are subject to change without notice. 

Documents and fees

View terms and conditions for all our home lending products here.