Claiming Farm Household Allowance
The easiest way to claim Farm Household Allowance is online.
Before you start
Check if you're eligible for Farm Household Allowance.
Information you need
Make sure you have:
Property and real estate
Assets and liabilities
Income and financials
Intent to claim
You should register an intent to claim for Farm Household Allowance as soon as possible. This will help you get paid from the earliest possible date.
You can claim Farm Household Allowance by calling the Farmer Assistance Hotline to register an intent to claim and to find out how to submit your claim.
To be paid from the date you registered an intent to claim, you need to submit your claim within 14 days.
You can claim Farm Household Allowance online. It is secure, convenient and easy to claim online.
If you already have a myGov account
Sign in to myGov to link to your Centrelink online account and do your Centrelink business.
If you have a Centrelink online account
To do your business online, you need a myGov account and a Centrelink online account.
If you don’t have a myGov account, create one today. Once you have created your account, you can link it to your Centrelink online account. Watch the video and read more on how to link your online account to myGov.
If you don't have a Centrelink online account
If you’ve been a Centrelink customer before
You’ll have a Customer Reference Number. Use this to register for an online account.
This is anyone who’s had a payment or concession from us before, no matter how long ago.
If you haven’t been a Centrelink customer before
This is anyone who’s never had a payment or concession from us before.
Unable to claim online
If you are unable to claim online, for example you do not have access to the internet, you can claim Farm Household Assistance by form or by calling the Farmers Assistance Hotline.
Complete the Claim for Farm Household Allowance form.
If we ask you to provide supporting documents, present them at a service centre within 14 days of your intent to claim.
Submit your claim
If you’re claiming online, you can submit your claim and most supporting documents electronically at the end of the process. Read more about submitting your documents online.
Submit your form and supporting documents within 14 days of advising your intent to claim:
- by post to:
Rural and Climate Change Services
Reply Paid 7816
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
in person, at a service centre
Wait for the Results
We'll tell you if:
- your claim is successful, and
- any waiting period apply
You have the right to appeal our decision. Read more about reviews and appeals.