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
If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment in June.

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.

This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/farm-household-allowance It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 16 May 2019