Farm Household Allowance

A payment for farming families in financial hardship.

Eligibility basics

  • a farmer who spends a major part of your time and capital working on the farm
  • the partner of a farmer who spends a major part of your time and capital working on the farm
  • meets the income and assets test limits
  • meets mutual obligation requirements
Changes are coming to Farm Household Allowance (FHA). There’s FHA supplement lump sum payments and a temporary increase to the farm assets test. Read more about the FHA supplement. Read more about the income and assets test.

Information sessions

Come to a Farm Household Allowance (FHA) information session at a service centre to learn about:

  • who’s eligible
  • how to create a myGov account and claim online
  • what documents you’ll need and how to submit them
  • what support is available.

We’ll help you claim using our computers. So please bring your identification, and income and assets documents with you.

We’ll be holding these in the following drought affected areas.

Location

Date and time

Shepparton Service Centre
298 Maude Street, Shepparton, Vic

Saturday, 27 October 2018
10 am to 12 pm

Sale Service Centre
150-154 York Street, Sale, Vic

Saturday, 3 November 2018
10 am to 12 pm

Toowoomba Service Centre
12 Bell Street, Toowoomba, Qld

Saturday, 3 November 2018
10 am to 12 pm

Parkes Service Centre
57 Currajong Street, Parkes, NSW

Saturday, 3 November 2018
10 am to 12 noon

Dubbo Service Centre
64 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW

Saturday, 10 November 2018
10 am to 12 noon

Bendigo Service Centre
Cnr Lyttleton Terrace and St Andrews Avenue, Bendigo, Vic

Saturday, 10 November 2018
10 am to 12 pm

Inverell Service Centre
158 Otho Street, Inverell, NSW

Saturday, 17 November 2018
10 am to 12 pm

Our Mobile Service Centres will also be in drought-affected communities for the rest of 2018 and into 2019. They can answer questions you have about a range of payments and services we offer.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) can also help you claim FHA. You can call them on 1800 686 175. Read more about the RFCS on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website.

Page last updated: 22 October 2018