Farm Household Allowance

A payment for farming families in financial hardship.

Eligibility basics

To get this you must:

  • be a farmer or partner of a farmer, who spends a major part of your time and capital, working on the farm
  • meet the income and assets test limits
  • meet mutual obligation requirements.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

The Australian Government announced changes to Farm Household Allowance (FHA). Start dates are pending the passage of legislation. If you’re getting or claiming FHA there are no changes at this time. Read more about Backing our farmers and drought affected communities on the Prime Minister of Australia website.

Community drought events

You can talk to one of our staff at a drought community event about:

  • Farm Household Allowance
  • money from the forced disposal of livestock.

View the locations and dates on the Department of Agriculture website.

Page last updated: 11 October 2019