Farm Household Allowance

Who can get it

You can get Farm Household Allowance if you meet certain criteria.

You can get Farm Household Allowance if you:

  • are a farmer or partner of a farmer
  • are 16 years of age or older
  • contribute labour and capital to an Australian farm, or are the partner of a farmer who does
  • meet an income and assets test
  • meet residency rules, and
  • have had less than 4 years of Farm Household Allowance

Your farm must have significant commercial purpose. We'll assess this based on:

  • the purpose of your farm
  • the prospect for profit
  • consistency of activity
  • whether your farm runs as a business, and
  • the size, scale and permanency of your farm activity

Watch our Farm Household Allowance videos to find out more about eligibilty.

Page last updated: 15 November 2018