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, you both may be eligible for the payment. You'll need to submit separate claims.

You may get all of the following:

  • a fortnightly payment for up to 4 years in each specific 10 year period
  • Activity Supplements up to $4,000 to pay for activities to help improve your financial position
  • a Farm Household Case Officer to work with you to help you improve your financial circumstances.

We count 4 years as 1,460 days. If you reach the end of your 4 years before 1 July 2020, you’ll also get a one-off relief payment.

This payment is $7,500 if you’re a single farmer or $6,500 each if you’re a member of a couple.

If you were partnered on your last day of payment but are now single, you’ll get the partnered rate.

Changes to the farm assets test

The amount of Farm Household Allowance you get depends on your income and assets. From 1 July 2019, the farm assets test threshold increased to $5 million.

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

Page last updated: 24 January 2020