Farm Household Allowance

How much you can get

The amount of Farm Household Allowance you can get depends on your circumstances.

This payment is usually the same rate as Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance.

If you have a partner, we may pay the allowance to both of you. But, you'll need to submit separate claims.

You'll get:

  • a fortnightly payment for a maximum period of 4 cumulative years (1,460 days)
  • an Activity Supplement up to $4,000 to pay for study, training or professional advice to help improve your financial position
  • a Farm Household Case Officer to work with you to assist you improve your financial circumstances.

Supplement lump sum payments

If you’re getting FHA you’ll also get 1 or 2 FHA supplement lump sum payments per household. These are up to:

  • $7,200 for single farmers
  • $12,000 for farming couples.

If you get FHA between 1 September 2018 and 1 December 2018 you’ll get the first FHA supplement lump sum. We’ll pay it from 1 September 2018.

If you get FHA between 2 December 2018 and 1 June 2019 you’ll get the second FHA supplement payment. We’ll pay it from 1 March 2019.

Watch our videos to see how Farm Household Allowance can help you and your farm.

Page last updated: 15 November 2018