Farm Household Allowance

Help for farmers and their families experiencing financial hardship.

Eligibility basics

  • be a farmer who contributes a significant part of your labour and capital to the farm enterprise, or be the partner of a farmer who does
  • meet an income and assets test, and
  • comply with mutual obligation requirements


Recent changes to legislation mean farmers with high value water assets may now be eligible for Farm Household Allowance. 

Page last updated: 18 January 2017