A regular extra payment if you live in a remote area and get an income support payment from us.
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
There are 2 ways to get Remote Area Allowance.
How much you get
The amount of Remote Area Allowance you can get depends on if you’re single or in a couple.
Managing your payment
Change of circumstances
We need to know changes that could reduce or stop your payment.
While travelling outside Australia
To remain eligible for Remote Area Allowance while you are outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules for this payment.
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money.