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.

If you're The fortnightly payment is
Single $18.20
Couple $15.60 each

If you have any dependent children, we’ll pay you an extra $7.30 per fortnight for each one.

This is a tax free allowance.

Income and assets tests

You don’t have to meet an income or asset test.

Zone tax offset

If you get the allowance, we’ll reduce how much zone tax offset you’d usually get dollar for dollar.


We’ll review your allowance if you change address.

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Page last updated: 13 May 2019