Checklists

Helpful Checklist of Documents

Most lenders require the same documents to approve a loan. Make sure you bring the documents below to your meeting with your broker to help fast-track your loan application. This is a general checklist, so some of the documents may not apply to you. Your broker will confirm which documents you need.

Personal Indentification

  • 100 points of ID are required. This may largely consist of a current Passport or Birth Certificate (70 points), or Drivers Licence (40 points). (Please note if these documents are in your maiden name, you will also need to provide a copy of your Marriage Certificate.)
  • Other documents that help build up 100 points include: a Medicare card, Credit card, ATM/Debit card, Council Rates Notice, Pensioner Concession card, Health Care card, or Tertiary Student ID card.

Income Details

  • The two most recent payslips from your employer. (Ideally these will show the company name, number of payslip and year-to-date income figure)
  • The most recent Group Certificate from your employer.

If self-employed:

  • The last two year’s personal and business tax returns and ATO assessments
  • Other income details

You may also need:

  • Rental income statements or bank accounts showing rental income for any investment properties
  • Proof of share dividends or interest earned
  • Centrelink letter confirming family tax benefits
  • Centrelink letter confirming permanent government pensions
  • Private pension group certificate or statement
  • Proof of any other regular, ongoing income

Additional documents for refinancing

  • Documentation on your existing loan including the date the loan commenced, loan period and any financial penalty payable if you exit the loan early
  • Statements for the last six months for any existing home loans and personal loans
  • The most recent Council Rates Notice and building insurance policy on the property or properties being offered as security.
    Credit cards

Additional documents if you already own a home

  • Statements for the last six months for any existing home loans or personal loans
  • Your most recent credit card statement
  • Copy of the Contract of Sale for the property you’re buying
  • Statements for the last six months to show your savings/investment history. (This could include share certificates, savings account statements, term deposit statements, etc.)

Additional documents for first home buyers

  • Statement for your First Home Saver Account, if you have one
  • Statements for the last six months to show your savings/investment history. This could include share certificates, term deposit statements, etc.
  • Your most recent credit card statement
  • Copy of the Contract of Sale for the property being purchased

Additional documents for investors

If you already have investment properties:

  • Evidence of income such as rental statements
  • A copy of the tenancy lease
  • A Council Rates Notice
  • Copy of the Contract of Sale for the property being purchased
  • A letter from a property manager indicating likely rent for the new property

Additional documents for borrowers seeking a construction loan

  • A copy of a valid builder’s fixed price tender, including all specifications
  • A copy of Council approved plans

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