Farm Household Allowance

Dept Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program provides assistance to farming families experiencing financial hardship, no matter the cause of that hardship.

The program provides eligible farmers and their partners with a package of assistance that includes:

  • up to four years of fortnightly income support (in every 10 year period)
  • ancillary allowances such as pharmaceutical allowance, telephone allowance, rent Assistance, and remote area allowance
  • a professional financial assessment of the farm business (worth up to $1,500)
  • funding to help develop skills, access training, and pay for professional advice (up to $10,000 and can now include reasonable travel and accommodation to undertake training)
  • regular support of a case manager

Key Criteria:

You:

  • are a farmer
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • are at least 16 years of age
  • have a right or interest in land and use it for a farm business.

Your farm:

  • is in Australia
  • has a significant commercial purpose or character.

You must:

  • contribute a significant part of your labour and capital to the farm business
  • enter into a financial improvement agreement, or have one in place already.

You can apply as a farmer, or as a farmer’s partner.

Contact Number:
Visit WebsiteSave For Later

Related Grants