Farm Household Allowance

Help for farmers and their families experiencing financial hardship.

Eligibility basics

  • be a farmer or the partner of a farmer. If you are a farmer you must contribute a significant part of your labour and capital to the farm enterprise based on specific criteria
  • meet an income and assets test
  • be willing to undertake a Farm Financial Assessment, and
  • be willing to enter into a Financial Improvement Agreement to help you improve your financial circumstances


If you have a Farm Household Allowance debt from the 2014–15 reconciliation, it may be waived. Read more about farm business income reconciliation.

Page last updated: 27 June 2016