A payment for farming families in financial hardship.
- 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.
In this section
Who can get it
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Farm Household Allowance.
How much you can get
The amount of Farm Household Allowance you can get depends on your circumstances.
How to claim
Complete the following steps to claim Farm Household Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.
How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Farm Household Allowance.
What other services are available
Tools, information and other services we offer.
What information relates
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Farm Household Allowance.