Remote Area Allowance

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.

Read more about who can get it

How much you get

The amount of Remote Area Allowance you can get depends on if you’re single or in a couple.

Read more about how much you can get

Managing your payment

Change of circumstances

We need to know changes that could reduce or stop your payment.

Read more about change of circumstances

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.

Read more about the Remote Area Allowance while travelling outside Australia

My bank account is overdrawn

You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.

Read more about what to do if your account is overdrawn


Manage your money

We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

Read more Managing your money

Page last updated: 27 August 2017