While travelling outside Australia
There are rules about when we can pay your Farm Household Allowance while you are outside Australia.
Rules for Farm Household Allowance outside Australia
If you leave Australia to live in another country, your Farm Household Allowance payment will stop on departure.
If you leave Australia temporarily, your travel has to be for an approved reason or your payment will stop on departure. If it is for an approved reason your payment will continue for up to 6 weeks.
Approved reasons for payment overseas
Farm Household Allowance may be paid outside Australia for these approved reasons:
- to attend an acute family crisis, for example to visit a family member who is critically ill
- for humanitarian reasons, for example to adopt a child or attend custody proceedings, or
- to get eligible medical treatment that isn’t available in Australia
If you are attending a training camp with the Australian Defence Force Reserves you can get your payment for the duration of the training.
Telling us about your travel
You should always tell us if you plan to leave Australia.
Read more about payments while outside Australia.
Page last updated: 4 December 2018