Rural and remote Australians
Payments and services if you live in regional, rural or remote Australia.
Places where people in rural, regional and remote areas can get help with Centrelink, Medicare and other government services
A phone service for farmers and their partners to talk to us about Farm Household Allowance
Financial help if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work. It’s also for when you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study for a short time.
A fortnightly supplement if you give additional daily care to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or is frail aged.
Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice, or 21 or younger and looking for work.
Check to see if you’re eligible for other support:
- use Payment and Service Finder to find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services
- view all payments for rural and remote Australians.
There are payments and services available to support you if you live in a rural or remote area of Australia.
Concession and health care cards can get you cheaper health services and medicines.
We support people affected by family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.
There’s information, payments and services available if you’re between 15 and 24 and becoming independent from your parents or carer.
We can help if you’re in severe financial hardship, recovering from a disaster, or need special assistance.
The pause on debt in response to COVID-19 is ending. But if you owe money, you won’t need to repay it until next year.
If you’re in the Community Development Program (CDP), you must meet your mutual obligation requirements from 19 October 2020.
You can ask us to take tax out of your payment to help you avoid an income tax debt.
What you choose to do with your super may impact the payments and services you get from us.
This information was printed 27 October 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/rural-and-remote-australians. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.