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.

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 permanently to $5 million.

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

Page last updated: 9 August 2019