Farm Household Allowance

A payment for farming families in financial hardship.

Eligibility basics

  • a farmer who spends a major part of their time and capital working on the farm
  • the partner of a farmer who spends a major part of their time and capital working on the farm
  • meets the income and assets test limits
  • meets mutual obligation requirements
There are changes to what Farm Household Allowance (FHA) covers. You can get a new supplement as lump sum payments. There's also a temporary increase to the income and assets test.

The Australian Government is reviewing FHA to make sure it meets farmers’ needs. Find out more on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website.

You can talk to one of our staff at a drought community event. These are taking place until March. View the locations and dates on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website.

Page last updated: 6 February 2019