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
From 1 July 2019, we may exempt money you get from the forced disposal of livestock from the income test. You must deposit the money in a Farm Management Account. Find out more about the FHA income and assets test.

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: 27 June 2019

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